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The vernacularised version of what has been known to one-and-all as Bangalore. Word on the street is that The British East India Company roared through the lands changing all the names they couldn't pronounce and Bengaluru suffered the selfsame fate. The story is well known that Bengaluru is itself a convenient distortion of "Benda kaalu ooru" or the "City of boiled beans". Some king in some forest, some old lady, some hunger and all, some beans dish she gave it simms...

Usage

Excited tourist: Oh my god it's so great to finally be here! I've heard so much about the city of Bangalore! The pubs, the culture, the theatre, the schools, the gardens... I just can't wait to explore all of it and the best part is I know people here so I can be escorted by locals. There's no better way to get to know a place is there?! Wow! Just wow!
Kannadiga: Bengaluru, madam, not Bangalore...
Added 2011-06-29 by Studmuffin

Root

Kannada

Region

Karnataka

Categories

Places

Related Terms

Mumbai, Dilli, Kolkata, Chennai, Kochi

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