Everything you wanted to know about karma (but were afraid to ask)
By Mister Language Person (with apologies to Dave Barry for patent plagiarization)
Q: What is the origin of the word “karma”?
A: The word karma is from the ancient language of Sanskrit (pronounced Sun’sCrit). Usage can be gleaned from the immortal quotation in the Bhagwata Geeta – “Falavay va dhikarastay, ma karmeshu kadachanah”. Loosely translated, with a pinch of poetic license, as “You have the right to the fruits of your labor, but never the right to receive karma”.
Q: Does the size of your karma package matter?
A: Having just One karma is better than having scores, as evidenced by MicroSoft’s recent decision to rename their gaming console as “XBox One” instead of “XBox 720”, clearly emphasizing the supremacy of One over many. Another pertinent example can be had from the seminal movie “The Matrix”, where the bullet-dodging baddy-bashing kung-fu-ballet-bopping Neo is known as “The One” instead of being named “Neo 2000” or such.
Q: If you have lots of karma, and want to get back to One karma, do you flush your excess karma out the wazoo or down the wazoo?
A: You cant, and the correct word is wazooty.