The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

The spirit of subversion (looks like this mugpot went to too many cul-fests and learned big big words to impress convent educated girls?) and counter-culture dynamism that embodies Samosapedia can be traced back to our half-idyllic and half-oppressed school and college days.

Our hallowed institutions of learning, are as much about education as they are about cultivating a healthy appreciation for the absurd. From a very early age we take our little engsters and harden them. We sing shame shame puppy shame if they piss in their pants. We call them fatty fatty bombalatty if they are “cherubic.” We force them into 10-12 years of tuition classes to mold them into agreeable engineers and doctors. If they don’t show promise, we might thulp them on the head with a big fat O.P Sinhal book. If they show too much aptitude, we give them double promotion and send them to

Oh, then there’s IIT-JEE classes. And if they are not hardened yet as they arrive into post-pubescence (an inherently awkward time in ones life), we douse their abiding interest in the opposite sex with mid-day marchpast practice and club swinging which always happens in a tattered pair of keds. In this section, we celebrate all things school and college!

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Being Indian, the one thing we don't ever shun is education. For the marginally gifted among us, institutions of higher learning are still unfortunately within our grasp, all through the magic of capitation.

Since the time of Taxila all the way until present era Nandela, Indian parents have been recorded donating exorbitant sums of hard-earned black money (well, in earlier times, it was illicitly acquired, undeclared, harder to hide heads of cattle) just to persuade dubious institutions to take educational custody of their misguided progeny for a period of at least four years (any less and it becomes a diploma-shiploma, with much lower dowry-showry prospects)

Post-payment, such parents wander around headless (decapitated, you see) but giddy with the knowledge that the products of their loins will soon find profitable endeavors that can be tapped into later in life, for the all important purpose of retirement, during which phase wittier parents have been observed cracking poor jokes about "capitalizing" on their kids' success.

Usage

Father:
"Dr. Tamilchelvam, Please admit idiot son and give him a wholesome education!"
Father:
"Dei, stop picking your nose, remove your bloody headphones and say `Hello Uncal'"

Son:
"Hello Uncal"

Dean:
"Sir, I freely admit your son is an idiot but for actual college admission, haha, there's capitation fees involved. Surely you understand"

Added 2015-11-23 by holdan

Root

English

Categories

School and College

Related Terms

maamool, fees, bribe, donation
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Our colonial masters, unsurpassed in acts of satire or sadism, imposed upon us an antiquated education curriculum that required two telephone book thick text-books for each course - both of which were hideously detailed - all just so that some petty bureaucrat (probably named Sir Soggybottom) could derive a morbid chuckle out of it later in life.."Haha, old chap, I called that drivel `non-detail` before I forced it down their throats, I dare say!"

As was expected, millions of unimaginative but reliably enthusiastic Indians played along, memorizing and regurgitating these non-detailed-details at whim, putting totas (parrots) to shame worldwide.

The only antidotes to the toxins of "non-detail" are the life-saving "konar" guides (elevating nut-shell wisdom to haiku-esque levels)

Usage

Maragatham: "Yo Mathrabootham, are you done mugging up all chapters from my non-detail textbook?"

Mathrabootham: "No dee, I got distracted by the hot presenter on yesterday's UGC program...she looked like Sobana Ravi aunty, but hotter, and in puff sleeves...you know puff-sleeves, no?"

Maragatham: "Chee-chee, why are the pages sticking together? Dei Rascal, I will tell to your mummy. She will be hitting you with the chappal!"

Added 2015-09-24 by holdan

Root

English

Categories

School and College

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non-detail, detail

Terms referencing this

non-detail
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An abbreviated corruption of "tuck in your shirt", this expression was adopted by the Church of South India in an attempt to enforce some sartorial standards upon unkempt schoolkids in missionary schools all across India.

Usage

Ezhil: "If you don't in your shirt, I'll tell to Miss"
Senthil: "Dei, sooth mudin podi"
Ezhil: "Miss, Miss, I am telling and telling but Senthil is not inning his shirt, Miss"
Added 2015-03-06 by holdan

Two ones are two

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The right way Wright the table of two.
People say it two one za two because of wrong pronunciation.
So they are requested to applied the right way to write the tables.

Usage

Two one za two.
Added 2014-08-11 by Jalla

Root

English

Region

local

Categories

School and College

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za
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Lulling a baby to sleep. Especially used when a student dozes off in class.

Usage

Teacher to student: "Wake up now, unless you want me to do jojo for you."
Added 2014-07-01 by nikhilkmr99

Root

Kannada

Region

Karnataka

Categories

School and College

Related Terms

Child Bear, Childrens

Pickle John

\pee-kal jo-hun\
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This term is used to describe those Men wearing awkward clothing, like an eye-sore. Fullu "Jatang" clothes.

Usage

Oh, look what Amir wore for this song! Pavam, that Choreographer made him look like Uncle John. Fullu bright yellow pants and all ya.
Added 2014-04-15 by Zon

Root

English

Region

South India

Related Terms

Chutney Mary, jatang
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Bhai ek no bole to mast hai re tu to...bindaas...sometimes also used as sarcastically.. logon ke maje lene ke lie

Usage

Boy 1: aur bhai kya chal riya hai..
Boy 2:bass bhai ki battbajjian chal rahi hai..
Bhai ne maal set karli hai....
Boy3: Bhai tu to ek tarfa battbajj hai yrr..bawabattbajj ho raha hai tu to
Added 2014-04-07 by bawabattbajj

Root

Hindi

Region

Bhopal

Categories

School and College

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bindaas
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The biggest badass college from dad's dad's dad's time still runs due to it
i study there so even more reason to be badass
one of the grand old men among indian colleges
so it would be an insult to mistake MCC for Malabar Christian college or even more if taken as Mount carmel college
inspite of Alumni being stylized as Ladies and gentlemen of MCC
and being the alma mater of many respected indians the college has a reputation of being the home town of hippies in a good and bad way...

Usage

MCC
the name is enough
Added 2013-12-24 by Hari Hardihood

Root

English

Categories

School and College

Cesiuth

\Cee-si-yath-uh\
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Definition

Caesium is a chemical element, reactive and radioactive hazardous to the environment because it is toxically toxic.

Usage

Cesiuth
Added 2013-12-06 by currrlingman

Root

English

Categories

School and College

Bakchodi (Muchodi)

\Bak Chodi\
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Saying Something irrelevant, stupidity...

Usage

1) Kya bakchodi kr rha hai behen chod?

--> What bakchodi you're doing, behen chod?

2) Friend A: Abe naya shirt? chutiya lg rha hai... is shirt mai!

--> Abey new shirt? You look like a chutiya in it.
Friend B: Beta, baap se bakchodi.
--> Beta, bakchodi from your father.

Added 2013-12-03 by vigit