The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

The region "Bangalore South India" has 9 entries

Definition

Translated to British written English, as "Bloody Bugger", "Bluddy Buggah", is the more popular and acceptable local, verbal interpretation, as put out by Bangalore's Anglo-Indian community. The lovable mid-race of persons emerging from partially British and Indian lineage, traditionally used this term more endearingly, than abusively. However, because of the confusion between English vowels and those of its fellow-Bangalorean vernaculars - Tamil and Kannada, "bugguh" is often misinterprated as "beggar", spawning not-so-pleasant results. Thus, a resident Catholic priest found himself in hot (holy) water when, in a sermon that was aimed to appease the aggrieved Kannadiga-Catholic community, called his absconding Tamil parishioners, "silly bugguhs". However, all the three Tamilian church-goers that were present in his congregation during that evening service, took his slightly irreverent admonishment, to heart. The next thing the errant padre knew, was that he was sitting down at the Bangalore Archbishop robes, confronted with an anonymous allegation. The accusation read, "Fr. (So-and-So) is calling us Tamil BEGGARS!" Whether the city's Archdiocese had to dig down deep in furnishing reparations to the Beggars, remains as yet, unknown."

Usage

"Whatchya doing chaild? Come, have a drink and some bobo curry with me, you bluddy buggah!
Added 2013-01-07 by Tino Lobo

Definition

This English-Language Indian media-agency term, erupts in cliched frequency, but with renewed disdain at the attempts of an aggrieved party attempting to "shoot-down" or "gun-for" an opponent involved in a "mud-throwing" "slang-match". The origins of "taking potshots" perceptibly emerged in its literal context on those sprawling English country-estates, where the elite gentry discharged shot-gun flourishes at discs that were released from a mechnical wind-up, into a semi-circular projectile, several feet in the air. The pictureque symbolism is perhaps perfectly attuned to the nature of the harmless dicks (I mean disc) in the gun-slingers' firing lines. "Taking potshots" aptly appears to match the nature of political conflicts in India, where one party, goes all out on a vendetta to see that his opponent has to be blown to smitherines and "fall to bits", while merely for the purpose of bringing him, or her, "down to earth".

Usage

The Defence Minister, Mr Who-wants-to-know, has been taking potshots at Army General, Mr Who-needs-to-know, over his accusations that the right hand doesn't know whom the left hand is doing!
Added 2013-01-07 by Tino Lobo

Definition

Every dishonest deed has a euphemism, designed to deflate the didactic dimensions of the doer's do. "Tea and biscuits" serves well as the synonym of - a small bribe for the purpose of accommodating a proportionately insignificant trangression of the law. Symbolically, "tea and biscuits" is rooted in the age-old British tradition of entertaining a guest who hasn't been invited to a full-on meal. It is an offer which seems to say, "I am amenable to your invasion of privacy (into my abode of modest morality), but no more than to provide you a sip and a nibble". Nearly 60 years into post-British-Colonial India, the state's independence had done little to shrug off what we elite locals term the "colonial hangover". However, nothing like a stimulating cup of chai and Marie thin biscuits, I thought to myself, when a night-time policemen took a detour of his beat, to knock on my late-night party doors. "Saar, you are makking too much of thee naise. But, I vill allav it if you can giew me some tea and biscuit". Not catching on to his arcaic usage, I hurriedly got my sneakers on and went knocking on the closed doors of nearby grocery shops, in a desperate search of that elusive bag of tea leaves. Alas, my exploration was in vain. I returned empty handed and had to slap the mute button on the music-player and my friends' throats, while the cop retreated into the night, somewhat disappointed. This anachronistic term for a bribe is certainly not my cup of tea! And I guess, the coinless copper would have had to do without his, come the morning!

Usage

"Oh you are hawing party, saar? Some friends came over for loughs and some tea and biscuit, aa? Just giew me some tea and biscuit aalso, saar. Everything vill be aalright!"
Added 2013-01-07 by Tino Lobo

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English

Related Terms

Bribe

Terms referencing this

Drink driving on, empty chaaya

Definition

For all Bangalore's nocturnal animals, "drinking and doncing" is a strict no-no. This is the diktat as decreed by local law and enforced by the bawdy beatsmen (not counting the overbearing women of one's domicile). It's bad enough that the city's night-life ends at the stroke of 11 pm, when even the Women of the Night have to slink into the shadows. But if the coppers discern any slightly inebriated regalers emerging from pubs with even a hint of alcoholic reverie in their demeanour - a sobering shout-down, shake-up and shove-off, is in order. "No drinking and doncing on the street aphter lavan (11) pee-yam", emanated the words of wisdom from a heavily-brassed copper, as his henchmen subordinates man-handled our already shaky group. Joseph, the gentile runt of the litter, was flung headlong into a stationary auto-rikshaw (three-wheeler tuk-tuk scooter-like vehicle), while the remaining quintet was roughed-up with a tad less melodrama. No doncing, indeed, but thanks for that forceful jive! Now, many sunken moons later, every time I do a jig after a swig, "no drinking and doncing" are the words that wring my ear raw. No wonder, the British Colonial Era Irish settlers, picked up their bottles and left Bangalore, straight after "Independence". The aftermath is the after-party... is the shout-out from your irate, un-laid, Brahmin neighbour, who doesn't know how to party, "No drinking and doncing after lavan pee-yam!"

Usage

If you emerge from a popular pub in the city, ping at prohibition time, and see a plain-clothes-or-polished policemen in plain sight, you can rest assured, the demeaning discharge will be, "No drinking and doncing aphter 11 pee-yam"
Added 2013-01-07 by Tino Lobo

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English

Terms referencing this

Drink driving on

Definition

In local-lingo, this was the strip of road that connected a duo of Bangalore's most renowned localities - Koramangala and Indiranagar. However, rather than for its coital-joinder between two desirable entities, the Strip, was known for running alongside the now-defunct domestic airport HAL. Due to The Strip's strategic positioning thus, one could see aeroplanes gracefully ascend from the runaway into the sky. One could also feel the full impact of the accompanying sound explosion, that one city-resident quipped was the "collective flatulence of the high-flyers", that "facilitated them getting off the ground". However, the Strip soon turned into a hotbed of nefarious activity with airport securty threatening to "shoot-on-sight" at any adventurous, unauthorised intruders. One aspiring film-maker, a chronic stoner, got away by the skin of his arse, when he misinterpreted the warning for "location-shooting!" Cases were also reported of muggers who would "strip" their victims off their clothes and valuables, at knife-point. Another of Bangalore's denizens observed that the Strip sounded like a nudist colony. Well, when looking at the taxing planes, there was no denying that "taking off" was indeed, in the offing.

Usage

After grabbing a bite at a joint in Koramangala (or Indiranagar), let's go to the Strip, da! What, did I hear you say, machcha, "Let's go to strip, aa"? No, no, da, to THE Strip! We can waatch plaines taike aff from there.
Added 2013-01-07 by Tino Lobo
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Definition

Something that is a waste of time; Presumably not even useful for leisure.

Usage

Prabha: What to do this Sumathy wants to study piano like all these girls in canvent school.
Kamala: I tell you, it is such a Time-waste. Instead send her off for Science tuition.
Added 2011-09-09 by Amukutty
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A form of expression used to denounce one's inability to perform tasks that can be accomplished with ease.

Usage

Employer to employee - You are such "a waste body" on this earth. Even that little boy with no "chaddies" would have finished this work.
Added 2011-09-08 by talli_ho_kya?

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English

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Waste Fellow, Useless Fellow

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rutputty
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Definition

certainly not something you cut anything with. The brand name for a famous filterless cigarette. Not for the weak lunged and the porkis and loafers on brigades.. they will die if they smoke Scissors or Charminar

Usage

(at the [potti kaddai[) guru, two scissors kodi.
Added 2011-07-28 by sykil

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English

Related Terms

charminar, kaaka shop, sutta, Dum

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Charminar
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Definition

Beauty. Refers to an attractive young woman. Mostly used by despos and/or those facing lau failure to describe the object of their affections to their equally despo pals. Not to be confused with the firang slangword, booty.

Never used between two eng bais, both with lau failure to describe their respective doorlings, for it can lead to intense rivalry on whose doorling is more pretty.

Usage

Ey magga, that Priyadarshini is one full byootee! Especially when she puts mallige pu in her hair. Ahaaa ... then my heart goes flutter-flutter!
Added 2011-07-10 by Surdie Birdie

Root

English

Related Terms

doorling, lau failure

Terms referencing this

Kabootar