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English word used by eng girls all over India. But it means different things in the North and the South.

1. In North India, tops refers to a pair of small earrings, worn mostly by young girls of school going age. A 'top' therefore means one of a pair of earrings.

2. In South India, a 'top' means a ladice t-shirt/shirt.


Naarth Indian girl : "Ohfo! I lost my top! Help me look for it na"

Southie girl: "Yes-aa? What colour shirt you are looking for?"

Naarth Indian girl : "HAIN? What shirt??? I lost my top. TOP!"

Southie girl : "PAH!!! Simbly why you're screaming aa? I am asking which colour top means you will shout like yanything? Podi!"

Added 2011-12-22 by Surdie Birdie