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!

Definition

A famous Tuition class in Wilson Garden. Students who attend these are considered very studious and also sometimes hated at school for attending the same.

Venky Tuitions is know for a strict Teacher teaching Subjects as well as how to live life.

Students used to shit in their pants when it was a Surprise Quiz or Test. Cause if you dont answer.. you just dont wanna be there.

Usage

Eg 1
Raaaaja: voi.. maacha.. you know what.. that bleedy fucker got off into venki's daa..
Dumma: Ushhoooo .. really eh? I also want to get into venkis da.. then only i can pass off ICSE.

Eg 2
Robert: oii.. maaacha.. did you finish off venki's ome work ahh? so tuff problems he has given man!
Raaaja: ushooo.. thanks for remiding daa.. i also forgot off only.. let us copy from that selvakumar.. he always does ome work.

Added 2013-09-21 by Ro!

Root

English

Region

Bangalore

Categories

School and College

ringaa ringaa roses

\rin-ga rin-ga -roses\
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Phrase. September 10, 2013, Word of the Day
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Definition

Badly reproduced from the nursery rhyme "Ring a Ring o' Roses". Usually recited by school children who join hands in a circle, then run around and fall own at the end. No one believes it's actually English.

Usage

Loud kids: Ringaa ringaa roses,
Pocket full of roses,
Hushaa, bushaa,
All fall DOWN!

Stuck up kid: That's not how it goes, it's
'Ring-a-ring o' roses,
A pocket full of posies,
A-tishoo! A-tishoo!
We all fall down.'

Loud kids: Chup angrez gandu.

Added 2013-09-15 by ronvohra

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

nursery rhyme

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OMG, I can TOTALLY relate to the poor 'Angrezi Gandu' :P... only, last week I got told off by a bunch of 6 year olds for kindly correcting their version of this Black Death era rhyme ...

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lostan-found

\lost-an-found\
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Noun. August 11, 2014, Word of the Day
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A cabinet usually in the school office, used as a dumping ground for all kinds of miscellaneous things lost by the lostees (losers?) and then subsequent found by the finders, who not knowing who the lostee was, faithfully deposit the item in the 'lost-and-found" cabinet. So if you lose something in school, you go and look for it there.. and if you are lucky, under the pile of tshirts, ties, badges, pens, pencils, pencilboxes, caps, rubbers and other miscellaany, you can find what you lost. Also a handy source to "borrow' things you forgot to bring from home - example your PT Tshirt or your school cap

Usage

Hey, have you seen my pencil box? It seems lost
"Have you looked in the Lost-and-Found'?
OR
'Hey man, I forgot to bring by PT Tshirt today. Mazi sir is going to screw me'
'Why dont you borrow one from the lost-and-found'
'I looked man, but it does not have my house tshirt in my size ..'
Added 2013-08-02 by Thunderbold

Root

English

Region

Mumbai

Categories

School and College
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Sidey

\side-e\
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Commonly used in schools & colleges where the coolness factor is of utmost importance. 'Sidey' refers to anything that just is not cool (enough). Something or somebody who should not be touched with a yard-pole; should not be hung out with; should not be worn; should not be watched; etc etc.

In a more literary context - Of dubious or dodgy nature.

Usage

Dude: Bro, wat's with that sidey shit you're wearing?
Bro: Dude, washing machine not working!
Added 2013-07-25 by SmartAlec

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

chom

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chirkut

lostan-found

\lost-an-found\
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Noun. August 2, 2013, Word of the Day
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A cabinet usually in the school office, used as a dumping ground for all kinds of miscellaneous things lost by the lostees (losers?) and then subsequent found by the finders, who not knowing who the lostee was, faithfully deposit the item in the 'lost-and-found" cabinet. So if you lose something in school, you go and look for it there.. and if you are lucky, under the pile of tshirts, ties, badges, pens, pencils, pencilboxes, caps, rubbers and other miscellaany, you can find what you lost. Also a handy source to "borrow' things you forgot to bring from home - example your PT Tshirt or your school cap

Usage

Hey, have you seen my pencil box? It seems lost
"Have you looked in the Lost-and-Found'?
OR
'Hey man, I forgot to bring by PT Tshirt today. Mazi sir is going to screw me'
'Why dont you borrow one from the lost-and-found'
'I looked man, but it does not have my house tshirt in my size ..'
Added 2013-07-22 by Thunderbold

Root

English

Region

Mumbai

Categories

School and College
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Said in utter sternness always, it instantly calls to attention each and every member of a group of three, in as much as "both" is the collective pronoun for a crowd, where a crowd is anywhere from three to one-point-three billion people.

Frequently followed by an imperative: "Shut up!", "Stand!", "Get out!", "Bend over!", "Drop your shorts!", ... er... etc.

Usage

Chile 1 : "Machan I lost my rubber, give yours no?"
Chile 2 : "Not a bloody chance mané! I'm using it!"
Chile 3 : "Bleddy maha kanjoos bugger! Use your rubber and then give it no!? Thuh!"
'Cher (not to be confused with the pop idol) : "Rascals! Both of you three back-benchers over there... GET OUT!"
Added 2013-06-29 by Studmuffin

girgilla

\gir-gilla\
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the worst thing that can happen to you if youre a school kid.you become untouchable.this is often taken lightly and is playful.

Usage

vini:cheeee!dont touch suthil he became girgilla.he touched someones dried up snot

when he stepped on kakka he became girgilla and we immediately crossed our fingers to be safe from him

Added 2013-06-27 by chutku
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Phrase. August 5, 2013, Word of the Day
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This is a quota of seats in an engineering college that you don't have to go to Kota to get.

The management of the college, at its sole discretion, can give seats to any Sundararajan, Ramanamoorthy or Harvinder it pleases, for whatever reason, under this quota. Usually, the reasons are:

(a) the concerned Sundararajan's father has made a large deposit in a Swiss account belonging to the owner of the college;
(b) the concerned Ramanamoorthy is the son, grandson, nephew, niece, uncle or aunt of the MLA of a far-off constituency; or
(c) Harvinder's father known Ramanamoorthy's father.

Usage

"You're so stupid! Management quota vaa?"
Added 2013-06-25 by TNagarTornado

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

School and College

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Definition

On! Straight on!
On, Cottonians, On!
Muster on the side of right,
March like warriors to the fight,
Mark the foe, and strike with might,
Nec dextrosum Nec Sinistrorsum.
On! Straight on!
On, Cottonians, On!
Keen alike in work and play,
Keen right through the hottest day.
Keen until your hair turns grey.
Nec dextrosum Nec Sinistrorsum.

On! Straight on!
On, Cottonians, On!
Driving through the foaming main,
Buffetted by storm and rain,
Answering to the helm again,
Nec dextrosum Nec Sinistrorsum.

On! Straight on!
On, Cottonians, On!
When you leave the good old school
Be no coward, knave, nor fool;
Yours be still the grand olf rule,
Nec dextrosum Nec Sinistrorsum.

On! Straight on!
On, Cottonians, On!
See this motto on your scroll
Point you to a heavenly goal,
Seek it body, mind and soul,
Nec dextrosum Nec Sinistrorsum.

Words by : Rev. Herbert Pakenham-Walsh
Warden, 1907 - 1913
Music by : N. M. Saunders, ESQ

Usage

Stand in height order. Wear a green ill fitting blazer and sing this song loudly!
Added 2013-05-31 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

English

Region

Bangalore

Categories

School and College

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Most Indians never encounter Latin words or phrases as part of their formal education. But if you went to Bishop Cottons in Bangalore you will inevitably come to learn and hate the phrase "Nec Dextrorsum Nec Sinistrorsum." Latin for "neither to the left, nor to the right," it is the school's motto, recited by Draconian school administrators and unctuous school prefects.

For wayward monkeys like me with a preternatural anti-establisment streak and a history of insubordination issues, this phrase stood for everything oppressive, confining and soul-crushing about Indian education.

Nec Dextrorsum, Nec Sinistrorsum - the proverbial Procrustean bed. Too far to the left and you will be get one nice thappad on your head. Too far to the right, six lashes on your bum. On straight on like a bakra and everything will be just right.

Usage

Cottons Boy1: Hey man we need to all stand in height order and walk over to the multi-purpose hall for socials! Can't wait to see all those cute Cottonian chicks! I am going to try and kiss Apeksha today!
Cottons Boy2: What a great idea! And I have some khodays rum on me which I am going to smuggle in! Full party today!

PT Master (hitting two boys on the head with duster): Bleddy idiots! Stop talking all this nonsense. Remember our school motto: Nec Dextrorsum, Nec Sinistrorsum. You two are a disgrace!

Added 2013-05-06 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

Multiple

Region

Bangalore

Categories

School and College

Related Terms

Bishop Cottons, cottonian

Terms referencing this

Bishop Cotton Boys School Song

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Whatte! Fellow Cottonian I say you are? So nice. My eyes only popped off when I saw the old school motto on Samosapedia - I think I still remember the whole thing. And you poor boys in the boys school had a rougher time than us gals it simms - our education was not so oppressive as y'all's.

Only one time I was fully envious of you lot - when I saw your canteen for the first time. Pah! Full love light only came off - you blighters got such fancy shmancy food like dosa and sandwich and whatnots one proper sagar type place man! Our little metal box called the tuck shop only had aloo rolls and mug'noodles and bar-one chocolate.

And hahahaaaa, don't even talk about those socials! I'll let you in on a secret, the girls would also be slyly checking out all the cute baiz as we walked in!

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