The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

The language "Neologism" has 78 entries

BT

\bee tee (hee?)\
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BT. Lit. "Bad Trip"

BT not because the trip (re: journey) was bad, but because so many emotions cannot be captured in fewer words. BT is commonly used by 'matching jinz and jacket- pink comb in back pocket- gale mein lowe locket- oh what a man we call shtud' not to miss 'tight ti-shirt wearing, cold nipple showing, bulging bicep showing buoy'.

BT. Cat. Adjective

Used to describe ugly hangovers, bad days, bad nights, seldom used for actual bad journeys, unexpected turn of events etc.

Usage

Sarfarosh: dude yaar chal malls chalte hain. Drinkss peete hain.
(Dude yaar, let's go to the mall, take some drinkss.

Ramanujam: kaunsi drinkss? Hot drinks ya cool drinks?

(What drinkss? Hot drinks or cool drinks?)

Sarfarosh: Hot hot drinks *winks*

Ramanujam: nahin yaar. Kal hi pee thi. BT na ho jaaye yaar!

(No yaar. Yesterday drank, experienced a BT).

Added 2013-10-09 by PunjabiByDestiny
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Everyday indian occurrences that would be special or uncommon in any other country. Neologism coined to describe the extraordinary ordinariness of daily life in India. See WALTO for reference.

Usage

Tony: Why is he feeding the statue milk?
Ganesh: Oh don't worry about it....its quoti(n)dian
Added 2013-07-12 by Dishoom Dishoom

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Neologism

Region

All India

Related Terms

mango people, aam aadmi, Junta
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Abbreviation. January 21, 2014, Word of the Day
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Namo is short for Narendra Modi. In India, politicians act like demi-gods and so its no surprise that Namo comes from the same Sanskrit root as “Namaste" and means “homage” or "bowing to."

Unclear how this moniker came about it. Was it his god-fearing acolytes who revere him so much that they gave him this name? Was it a brilliant marketing ploy on his part (see Modi Kurta) to seem godly? Was it his efforts to embrace the social web as an up and coming mouse charmer? (#namo way cooler than #narendramodi). We will never know...

Usage

"NaMo's rising international graph: Swiss, Canadian envoys meet Modi"

"Narendra Modi reveals NaMo mantras at India Today Conclave, says he has the ideas to bring about change"

"Unstoppable NaMo stops all detractors in their tracks"

"From Om NaMo Shivay to the Modi Mantra - Redefining India!"

Added 2013-05-08 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

Neologism

Region

All India

Related Terms

Feku, Pappu

Terms referencing this

Jasuben Pizza, Mother India

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Neologism coined by Samosapedian whilst simbly eating a bowl of pasta in the middle of the day.

Refers to strained diplomatic relations between India and Italy.

More specifically, a pappardelhi is a cross-border quagmire exacerbated by seamen (ushoo correct spelling?), mistaken identity, Mallu fishermen and a PR fiasco where Silvio Berlusconi is depicted as a naughty indian uncle in a Ford Figo with dented and painted buxom gagged women in the dicky!

Samosapedia mugpots who came of age in the 80's and 90's will remember that this pappardelhi with Italy is long-standing. See bofors scandal.

Usage

This Ford Fiasco has only made the pappardelhi worse.
Added 2013-03-27 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

Neologism

Region

All India

Terms referencing this

Ford Figosco, The Italian Job

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Noun. February 24, 2013, Word of the Day
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Samosapedia Neologism to describe the almost Houdini like ability of the educated urban Tamilian to flit in and out of any setting with practiced ease ...you know..sort of like a Chameleon...

The description would fit any urban educated Indian, I suppose, but indulge my small whim in creating a silly/punny neologism...

Intrepid POMO dude by day, he cannot get anymore traditional with modern outlook by night...

...Picks up the perfect California twang or Midlands Brogue or Noo Yawk mouth effortlessly, but can switch back to Mumbaiyya or Madras Baashai at the drop of a syllable...

...Impresses all his Amru friends with his socio-political commentary on the differences between the Reagan-era Happy Days and the Obama-era Big Bang Theory, but is happiest when catching up with Satyameva Jayate on YouTube...

...Spends many a waking hour working his Office's NCAA (or NBA or NFL) pool, but always has a CricInfo window open in his browser..

...and it does not matter when he debates with the Sommelier on the best California Pinot to pair with his steak, he cannot wait to get back home to his Dal Chaval or Thaiyir Saadham...

..May his "colorful" lifestyle continue to flourish...

Usage

...Man, this Girish bandha is something else..I met him at work last week and completely assumed he was a ABCD, but I'm at the Balaji temple this weekend and he is sitting there in his dhoti singing bhajans, Some Camilian he is...
Added 2012-11-20 by Side Character
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Common man who can exert some kind of power, usually diminutive in size.Such people may suffer from narcissistic or borderline personality disorder.

Usage

Pseudo Intellectual 1: Arvind Kejriwal is one power pakora.All he wants to do is expose and bring create chaos and unrest.Almost Shrelyn Chopra type of antics

Psuedo Intellectual 2: I would disagree,I see him as a mango-person leader,He wants to fight corruption and bring positive changing to a collapsing nation,

Added 2012-11-08 by Behenjigaga
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Adjective.
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Definition

Egoistic, proud

Usage

Shyam down that Shalini has not replied to his messege
Ram: leave Macha. She is little head-long
Added 2012-09-19 by aiyyaa

Root

Neologism

Region

All India

Definition

Orgy

Usage

Mrs Rao: "I was so surprised, I never realized Seetha was politically inclined..."
Mr Rao (a relentless NIU): "Eh? What are you saying?"
Mrs Rao: "She ran out saying she was going to Congress Party..."
Mr Rao: "Aiyyo! Call up her iPhone immijetly!"
Added 2012-08-07 by Studmuffin

Root

Neologism

Region

All India

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Phrase. October 30, 2012, Word of the Day
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A well defined ladder of respectability in professions, with a clear waterfall of preference when it comes time to hunt spouse.

During spouse season, how much you throw on the table and how loudly you chortle, depends on the hand you hold in alliance poker.

For your edification, from royal flush to royally jacked, the alliance poker hierarchy stacks up as follows:

God (or a Doctor) > US return > Chartered Accountant (CA) > Bank Manager > University Professor > IAS officer > Lawyer > Contractor > Restaurant Owner > Mechanic > Public Servant > Gardener > Driver > Private Servant > Coolie > School Teacher

Usage

Duddhu: "I am seeking an appropriate alliance"
Sadhu: "What are your qualifications?"
Duddhu: "I am a school teacher"
Sadhu: "Hmm... better bluff. You have a safari suit?"
Added 2012-07-27 by Studmuffin

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Neologism

Region

Global
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Noun. July 28, 2012, Word of the Day
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An Opariah Winfrey is a neologism invented by Samosapedians used to characterize an ignorant western celebrity who fetishizes superficial aspects of India (cast system, arranged marriage, Bollywood, snake charmers etc.) for a mass audience, making most Indians cringe in the process.

Origins of the phrase come from Oprah Winfrey's recent galumphing around India where she visits the Taj Mahal, spends time with Big B, stops by a slum and has dinner with an Indian family only to be surprised that "indians still eat with their hands." Many an Indian took umbrage at the footage from this "journey" of hers and its stereotypical and slightly patronizing take on India. Oparah became Opariah (see pariah for definition) overnight.

Oparah now joins the ranks of Ass-Ton Kutcher (see brownface). Perhaps if her network does not take off, she can become the face of popchips? She should have no problem doing an Indian accent after her recent trip.

Usage

Karma Gora1: India is beautiful. Its amazing. The smells, sounds, colors and people are so friendly. I would love to make a movie about this place some day.
Karma Gora2: Yeah but be careful, you don't want to become Opariah Winfrey
Added 2012-07-26 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

Neologism

Region

All India

Related Terms

Brownface, Karma Gora, kumare

Terms referencing this

ungli-ready, Pariah

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