A man was questioned because he was found to be suspicious by another passenger who heard him speaking Tamil on the phone.
So, from now on, don’t ever speak in Tamil at American airports or else be ready to face consequences like our Mr.Jagannathan Ramamoorthy did !
JR(on a phone with his friend Y) : hi ..jack pesaran da! evening plan enna macchi ?
Y: Enna paruppa ..eppolendhu jagannathan jackachu ?
Paranoid American 1 (PA1) : Oh my god! He is planning to hijack the plane.
X: jagan sonnalum intha naatu karanga purunjikka mattengaranga ..jogan , jaagan ..ishtakku kolapanranga!
PA2: Holy Shit ..this guy has 3 guns with him !
Y: Naanum somasundaratha samnu change pannikalamnu irukken …
X: btw, enna matter ? kelvi patten unnoda assistant “sue” va side la connect pannindrikkenu ?
PA1: In the name of Jesus! He is planning to commit suicide after hijacking the plane!
Y: atha onnu illa machi ..sue vandhu bombay poga pora vacationukku, so konjam tips ketundha ..
X: bombaya? unnakku enna bombay pathi enna theriyum ?
PA2: he also has a bomb with him !
Y: hey ..ennaku bombayum theriyum hindiyum theriyum !
X: seri ..evening varil time eppidiyathu time kill panren …ok ..apparam pappom bye ..
PA1 & PA2: He is planning to kill everyone with a time bomb ! Lets alert the cops !
Later, the American cops got the transcript of the conversation by contacting the FBI, who in turn contacted Orange (The telephone company) , who in turn contacted NASA to get the login to log on to the satellite through which the communication had gone through, who in turn contacted their help desk from where the call was routed to Sriperumbudur in Chennai, where Srinivasan Kumaraswamy logged on to the server and recorded the actual conversation.
Jagannathan had to give a word-by-word translation of his conversation and he found it hard to convince the American cops that somasundaram was not actually his brother-in-law when he had referred to him as machi !
Moral of the story: When in America, do as the Americans do. Always go around with a xtra-large Milk Shake in one hand and a triple burger in another and keep talking about democrats and Republicans!