This post is briefly about what is now known internationally among the Tamil speaking community as the Vadivelu Constant : "Aaaaaaaahhhhhaaaaaahhhnnn..."
The primary emotion this word (is it?) conveys is one of bewilderment, as Cho Ramaswamy put it recently (Trust him to sort things out for you!), BUT it could stand for everything else you want it to stand for too. When you are angry, disgusted (to be appended with Avannaaa neee), in a good mood, stumped for words, or restrained by decency when someone is cracking a nasty at you, the good word is "Aaaaaaaaahhhhhaaaaaaaahhhhhnnnn."
The most appropriate means of using the word (again, is it?) for a strategic coup d'etat is to stress the di-syllabic vowels of Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhaaaaahhhhnn, taking a prescribed seven and a half seconds longer to deliver the vowel of the second syllable. Doing it simultaneously with eyebrows raised as high as you can get them increases the bewilderment/other emotion quotient.
Then the someone who has been cracking the nasty at you either laughs, if he/she has a sense of humour (some do, you know) or even if he/she does not, he/she is stumped in reciprocation, because what CAN one say to two vowels anyway?
An amazing return, I assure you. Not bad, considering the man after whom the Vadivelu Constant has been christened, started off as 'Michael Jackson's thangachi (sister)' an under-fed, unfunny, cackling, to-be-kicked-around-stooge whose hair stylist was an angry electrician. He sure has come aaaaaaahhhhhaaannnnnn long way since then.
You don't have to believe a word of this post, but won't hurt you to say the word the next time Chief Cruel makes that not-so-funny joke again. Aye, just say "aaaaaaaaaaahhhhaaaaaahhhhnnn" and sit back to watch the response! I can already hear you thanking me for introducing you to the Vadivelu Constant. We strive to please, ladies and gentlemen, we strive to please!