The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

The region "Global" has 21 entries

Your Mom

\yar mam\
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The most abundant reply to any question, "Your Mom" can be heard at any corner of any street.
Anyone asks anything stupid - Your Mom.
Anyone asks anything sensible - Your Mom.
The worst comeback ever, it is funny only when everyone is high up. Can't be replied to, one can only respond with a delapidated smirk.
Though looked upon without any displeasure, one can find certain species who tend to blow up psychotically.

Origin is often attributed to Act IV, Scene II of Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare where he writes,
Demetrius: "Villain, what hast thou done?"
Aaron: "That which thou canst not undo."
Chiron: "Thou hast undone our mother."
Aaron: "Villain, I have done thy mother."

Usage

Cool guy Reddi asked, "Where the f**k are you?"
And Our Gult replied, "I am with your mom!!"
Reddi, "Lol."

Uncool Guy Bhish-noo, "Where is thou?"
And Our Gult replied, "I am with your mom!!"
Bhish-noo, "F**ker! Who the hell do you think you are?(And more angry rantings)...."

Added 2012-10-04 by Bong

Root

English

Region

Global

Related Terms

Our Gult, Mother, Mom

NIU

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Usage

Echimi: "oktatabyebyeloveyou!"
Sinbad: "oye! where are you going?"
Echimi: "to robin uncle's house, where else! he just moved to town, so great no?!"
Sinbad: "chanceless! don't go there i'm telling you now only... that is a NIU house"
Echimi: "I know da, that's why I am taking housewarming gift also!"
Sinbad: "Eyy wait!... Yen-Aii-You... NIU house... understand?"
Echimi: "Shoot... ok, better not wear this katori blouse then. Thanks!"
Added 2012-08-07 by Studmuffin
10 1
Phrase. October 30, 2012, Word of the Day
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A well defined ladder of respectability in professions, with a clear waterfall of preference when it comes time to hunt spouse.

During spouse season, how much you throw on the table and how loudly you chortle, depends on the hand you hold in alliance poker.

For your edification, from royal flush to royally jacked, the alliance poker hierarchy stacks up as follows:

God (or a Doctor) > US return > Chartered Accountant (CA) > Bank Manager > University Professor > IAS officer > Lawyer > Contractor > Restaurant Owner > Mechanic > Public Servant > Gardener > Driver > Private Servant > Coolie > School Teacher

Usage

Duddhu: "I am seeking an appropriate alliance"
Sadhu: "What are your qualifications?"
Duddhu: "I am a school teacher"
Sadhu: "Hmm... better bluff. You have a safari suit?"
Added 2012-07-27 by Studmuffin

Root

Neologism

Region

Global
18 3
Noun. April 26, 2013, Word of the Day
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India's first and only self proclaimed raggamuffin. An Indian-Brit reggae dancehall toaster who mixed bhangra and a few panju lyrics into his party tracks, he catapulted to sudden popularity amongst high schoolers and college youth in the mid-1990's in India.

If you have not smoothed the way to putting some early kai by gyrating to "Boom-shak-a-lak" at a house party before the slow dance music kicked in to seal the deal, then it's sad to say you've wasted your days as a eng bai or eng gerl...

More virginities were lost during one legen...(one sec da)...dary Apache Indian concert than an entire year's worth of load shedding, guaranteed!

Usage

Chintu (innocently): "Mummeee, Saturday is Apache Indian concert. All my friends are going. I'll buy my tickets today only no?"

Mummy (sternly): "You'll do no such thing! Who is going? Boys and girls mixed aa?"

Chintu (brusquely): "Er... thatandall idunno... class mates are going. Please no!"

Mummy (relenting): "Hmm. Ok, you tell those boys to come here, we will drop you there... must be RSI grounds no... and then you come out after two hours, we'll be waiting there for you. Ok, raja?"

Chintu: (faints)... (murmuring in a dream)... "Hema... baby... Mmmm... wind your bodieee... wriggle your bellieee... dip and go down 'pon de new styleeee..."

{a sharp tight slap jolts him awake}

Mummy: "I don't know who Hema is but it better be Malini! And you can forget about this stupid appachee fellow. You'll be doing your sums. Board exams are coming. Paati is visiting. And evening is rahu kaalam this Saturday anyway..."

Added 2012-07-14 by Studmuffin

Root

English

Region

Global

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Remo Fernandes

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Full Background Drama for shameless plug purposes...

Was it love at first sight? The families could immediately tell that the lau kapals would get along. Samosapedia shot that sidey look, and Chumbak blushed. Then Chumbak pretended to walk away but Samosapedia held Chumbak firmly yet gently by the wrists, coaxingly almost. Chumbak said "Chumma don't bak bak", while Samosabrows shot up, "Ushoo!"

When the families finally obliged and gave the young ones their space, not a moment was wasted. Ideas flowed, sparks flew, and various brightly painted cups ranneth over, then and there. Hands were grasped, shaken, and the deals were made.

Hardly a week had passed, with Chumbak working furiously and diligently, when Aunty Logolakshmi fixed Samosapedia with one stare and said, "So, when are you giving us the good news?" Well, if it's good news you want, here it is: You shall have tins! You shall have posters! You shall have all sorts of fancy, hilarious items, freshly minted from the synergistic union of Chumbak and Samosapedia.

This is only the beginning. We here at Samosapedia absolutely love Chumbak, and we know the feeling is mutual. Look how the lovely pair is simply glowing. Star crossed means star crossed.

Don't bliv? See the video: vimeo.com/42031929

Usage

Ram: "I say, what is the relationship between Chumbak and Samosapedia?"
Sita: "Ayyo, after reading this entire Ramayana fellow is asking what is the relationship..."
Ram: "Tell no!"
Sita: "Chumbak and Samosapedia are Brand New Chaddi Buddies!"
Added 2012-05-15 by Studmuffin

Root

English

Region

Global

Related Terms

Chumbak

Terms referencing this

Chumbak, Samosite

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TechnoCoolie

\Tek-no-coo-lee\
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Someone who does some heavy lifting in the information technology industry but gets paid a pittance for his/her work. The term is derogatory and brings forth images of coolies as beasts of burden in the knowledge economy of the 21st century.

Usage

Ambi: Hey, Thambi, there's too much competition but I really need this programming work. Should I give them a discount?
Thambi: What? You want to work for nothing like a TechnoCoolie?
Added 2011-12-24 by IndianInCowboyCountry

Root

English

Region

Global

Categories

People, Money & Business

Terms referencing this

code-coolie

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Noun. December 6, 2013, Word of the Day
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Nelson is a piece of cricket slang terminology and superstition. The name, applied to team or individual scores of 111 or multiples thereof (known as double nelson, triple nelson, etc.) is thought to refer to Lord Nelson's lost eye, arm and leg (Nelson actually had both of his legs intact, the third missing body part is mythical). Longtime cricket historian and scorer, Bill "Bearders" Frindall once referred to it online as "one eye, one arm and one etcetera", implying that Nelson's alleged third lost body part was "something else", however this is equally mythical.

It is thought by the superstitious that bad things happen on that score, although an investigation by the magazine The Cricketer in the 1990s found that wickets are no more likely to fall on Nelson and indeed, the score at which most wickets fall is 0 (a duck). It may be considered unlucky because the number resembles a wicket without bails (a batsman is out when the bails fall from a wicket).

Umpire David Shepherd made popular the longstanding practice of raising a leg or legs from the ground on Nelson in an effort to avoid ill fate. When crowds noticed this, they would cheer his leg-raising.

Usage

"Its a nelson, watch the umpire raise his leg!"
Added 2011-09-13 by porkipaya

Root

English

Region

Global

Categories

Sports & Games

Related Terms

doosra, googly

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Noun. April 7, 2012, Word of the Day
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Adding an entry for Cricket in Samosapedia is like designing an exhibition for Futbol in the Museum of Contemporary Art in Barcelona. But someone's got to do it.

Cricket is a gentlemans' game. Cricket is athletic. Cricket breaks for brunch, lunch, tea, and dinner. Cricket can last from 4 hours, through a whole day, to 5 days. Cricket is strategy, team spirit, and individual glory. Cricket is in the wrists. It's in the footwork. Cricket hero adulation is supreme. Cricket is in cursing the hero's through the TV screen while belting coffee and pakodas from the comfort of your drawing room sofa. Cricket is in the nets. It's in dedication.

Cricket is global. But it holds a special special place in the desi heart. It's one of the heartbeats on the street. It does not discriminate. Pot bellied pumpkins can play cricket. Little toddlers with plastic bats too. Cricket terrain is multifarious: a T-junction outside your house, a neighbours' driveway, the park, the verandah, a mud tank or maidaan (field), a woven coir matt rolled out or a well prepared and manicured pitch rolled on with just the right amount of grass to make it interesting. Cricket is examining the pitch condition and mulling over the outcome. Cricket is a new deep red leather ball that everyone in the gang must touch and admire before the friendly inter-school match begins. Cricket is the number 1 team in the universe losing miserably at their best game format. Cricket is pretending to change the squad depending on the weather. Cricket is throwing the game for the payoff. Cricket is an entire nation partying on the streets after a World Cup Win.

Never change the game.

Usage

"Oy, what's the score?"
Added 2011-09-05 by Studmuffin

pukka

\puck-kaa\
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Adjective.
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Definition

Complete and total with no dilution of attributes whatsoever

Usage

He is a pukka Mangalorean so we had a roce and a porthappan for his wedding
Added 2011-09-04 by Christine

Root

Hindi

Region

Global

Categories

Food and Drink

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LBW

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Definition

In the sport of cricket, leg before wicket (LBW) is one of the ways in which a batsman can be dismissed. An umpire will rule a batsman out LBW under a series of circumstances which include the ball striking the batsman's body (usually the leg) when it would otherwise have continued on to hit the batsman's wicket (here referring to the stumps and bails). The LBW rule is designed to prevent a batsman simply using his body to prevent the ball from hitting the wicket (and so avoid being bowled out) rather than using his bat to do so.

LBW is commonly referred to as the most complicated rule in the sport.

Usage

That chap was LBW'D for sure but that swine umpire did not give him out.
Added 2011-09-04 by porkipaya
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