Very Amusing and Educational to say the least! :-P
Some British Officer: Also dresses up like a Hindu God, I'm told.
His Junior: Yes, sir. He also composes his own operas.
SBO: Doesn't leave him much time for his concubines......not to speak of the affairs of state. Does he really have 400 concubines?
HJ: I believe that's the count, sir.
SBO: And 29 muta wives. What the hell are muta wives?
HJ: Muta wives, sir.
SBO: That's temporary wives.
HJ: Temporary wives. - Yes, sir. A muta marriage can last for 3 days, 3 months or 3 years. Muta is an Arabic word.
SBO: -And it means temporary.
HJ: No, sir.
SBO: - No?
HJ: It means, enjoyment, sir.
SBO: Oh! Oh, yes. I see. Most instructive.
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