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Verb. November 23, 2015, Word of the Day
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Definition

A favourite punishment amongst the Indian Army training staff apart from rifle-lugging. Front roll is a corruption of the term Forward Roll, most likely borrowed from the Brit army who borrowed it from gymnastics.

The front or forward roll is started from a standing position. The gymnast then crouches down, places their hands shoulder width apart and hands facing forward. They tuck their chin to their chest and place the back of their head onto the floor. They then push off of the floor with their legs and rotate over their head onto their back. The gymnast then presses their feet onto the floor and whips the arms forwards to stand up.

Usage

PK: Hey, have you boys seen DP?
Someone in the crowd: He should be barfing given the 5 rounds of front rolling he's done this morning.
PK: Why? What happened?
Sitc: Boozy caught him taking the super short-cut over the greens, 5 rounds straight. Poor guy, if I was him, I say I'd rather walk the extra mile than have my innards in my mouth.
Added 2011-11-25 by Oriya Cookie

Root

English

Region

All India
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Verb. November 23, 2015, Word of the Day
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Definition

A favourite punishment amongst the Indian Army training staff apart from rifle-lugging. Front roll is a corruption of the term Forward Roll, most likely borrowed from the Brit army who borrowed it from gymnastics.

The front or forward roll is started from a standing position. The gymnast then crouches down, places their hands shoulder width apart and hands facing forward. They tuck their chin to their chest and place the back of their head onto the floor. They then push off of the floor with their legs and rotate over their head onto their back. The gymnast then presses their feet onto the floor and whips the arms forwards to stand up.

Usage

PK: Hey, have you boys seen DP?
Someone in the crowd: He should be barfing given the 5 rounds of front rolling he's done this morning.
PK: Why? What happened?
Sitc: Boozy caught him taking the super short-cut over the greens, 5 rounds straight. Poor guy, if I was him, I say I'd rather walk the extra mile than have my innards in my mouth.
Added 2011-11-25 by Oriya Cookie

Root

English

Region

All India
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August 24, 2015, Video of the Day
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Fevicol Chicken Ad

Added 2013-05-04 by Dishoom Dishoom

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Fevicol
Phrase. July 24, 2015, Word of the Day
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Definition

Catch-all phrase implying a polite, persistent request or order (depending on context) to "do what is required". The issue is that what is required or "needful" is usually left unspecified or vaguely specified at best.

Usage

"Dear Sir, I observed that there were a lot of dogs pissing in the garbage at the blocked traffic light. Kindly do the needful."
Added 2011-07-02 by Kannadoggy
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Phrase. June 21, 2015, Word of the Day
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Definition

A greeting to all Muslims at the advent of the Holy Month of Ramadan. Ramadan (for some reason we call it 'Ramzan' in India), is the Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating and drinking during daylight hours.

According to the Qur'an, fasting is obligatory for all Muslims. It is intended to teach Muslims patience, spirituality, humility and submissiveness to God.

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims all around the world will abstain from food and drink & fast from dawn to sunset. At sunset, the family will gather for the fast-breaking meal known as Iftar. The meal starts with the eating of a date, & quickly proceeds to belting down all the most lazzatdaar delicacies known to mankind! Then it's time for the Maghrib prayer, which is the fourth of the five daily prayers, after which the main meal is served, & you? Belt again of course!

To a non-Muslim, Ramadan is when YOU also mustinshould fast most of the day, otherwise how you will accomodate all the Iftar invitations that come pouring in!

Ramadan Kareem, boys & girls! May it bring generosity in thought & deed.


*Most of the formal definition is courtesy Wikipedia.

Usage

Ramadan Kareem, Jami! I am invited for iftar at your house evvvveryday right? Phew, thangod! For 1 month my life is blisssss!
Added 2011-08-01 by poori

Root

Hindi

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Noun. June 14, 2015, Word of the Day
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Definition

A fairly elaborate paired-off hand-clapping game, played mostly by girls, ending in a challenge to stay as still as possible. Read below for "lyrics" (caveat: the version you remember may be different in minor points from the version I've reproduced below; kindly adjust.)

Usage

Uma Joshi, yay yay yay
My mother she told me a-sixty years ago
There came an old man knocking at the door
With an ooh aah
I want some pah (pie)
The pie is sweet
i want some meat
The meat is rough
I want to go by bus
The bus is full
I want to ride a bull
The bull is fat
I want my money back
The money is green
I want some cherry beans
The cherry beans are red
I want to go to bed
The bed is white
I want to say good night...

GOOD NIGHT STATUE!

Added 2011-08-11 by simbly

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

Sports & Games

Terms referencing this

Aao Melo Shelo Shaalo, Ip-Dip-Dip
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Adjective. June 12, 2015, Word of the Day
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Definition

Half-murder: An unsuccessful attempt at murder; largely used by the local rowdy elements to indicate a near-death encounter or a severe physical bashing.

Usage

Loose Mada: What happened to your hand, Macha? Why plaster?
Mental Manja: Macha, what to say! that Koli Fayaz spotted me in Kalasipalyam last week and he and his goonda boys thulped me.. almost like half-murder da, macha :(
Added 2011-07-08 by Dinchak Bulbul

Root

English

Region

India

Terms referencing this

Mulder

Bobbaal

\Bobba...aal\
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Adjective. May 7, 2015, Word of the Day
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Definition

A resounding, almost romanticizing way of saying "Wonderful", or "Great !" or "Awesome !"(closest literal match)... typically used in informal setting by guys mostly, to describe achievement, beauty, even taste of food...

Usage

Usage -
General: "Bobbaal (heichi) be" (That's (That thing is) awesome dude !)

Food: "Mutton ta bobbaal heithila" (The mutton was wonderful)

Descibe male/female beauty: "Toka/Toki ta bobaal heithila" (The guy/girl was fabulous) - a bit offensive, not spoken to the person directly.

Added 2015-05-07 by Panda Babu

Root

Oriya

Region

Orissa

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badhiya hai!
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Noun. April 20, 2015, Word of the Day
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Definition

Petromax: Mistress, concubine, 'keep', 'the other woman'

Originates from a paraffin lamp brand 'Petromax' which was used widely in the sub-continent in case of power failure. Has now come to symbolise a man's extra-marital paramour after a much used line in a Kannada Film, courtesy Ananth Nag (who is incidentally late Shankar Nag's brother)

Usage

Sudha: I saw Anil with Preeti in Garuda Mall for the late night movie. Surprising that Anil's wife Sumati was not there!

Kamakshi: Arre, don't you know? Preeti is Anil's petromax. If Sumati knew, she'd make chutney of Preeti and Anil!

Added 2011-07-07 by Dinchak Bulbul

Root

English

Region

Karnataka

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Chinna Veedu, Stepney

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March 26, 2015, Video of the Day
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Why Aadhaar Card ? Nagaraju in Interview Video by Danish Sait

Added 2015-03-26 by mainmacha