The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

The region "South Asia" has 15 entries

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Noun.
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Definition

Male circumcision.

Usage

Fakhru: Why ra Eddy, you were AWOL from school for past four days. Your Khatna aa?
Added 2013-05-01 by Khajoor

Root

Urdu

Region

South Asia
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Noun.
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Definition

A diwan or divan is a low couch. Can be found all across the middle-east and even in Parisian boudoirs. Also common across south-asia. Primary domain of sofa sadhus and memsahibs

Usage

We cannot let rambo sit on the Diwan any more. He needs to know that he is just a pomerian and not the raja of the house.
Added 2011-09-25 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

Multiple

Region

South Asia

Related Terms

sofa cum bed, sofa sadhu
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Definition

The language catalogued, captured and celebrated on Samosapedia. Calling it Hinglish is so 2001. Desi-speak is clunky and Samosapseak is too self-referential. People, its Lungi Franca. When a billion + tongues lash out at eachother like serpentine snakes making love on the tower of Babloo you get Lungi Franca.

Usage

They said wear trousers, we wore lungis. They gave us English, we made it better.
Added 2011-09-18 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

Neologism

Region

South Asia

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

lungi, dhoti, hinglish

Videos and Images

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Noun. October 4, 2011, Word of the Day
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Definition

In Norse mythology, Loki is the God of mischief. In Yoruba mythology, Ellegua, is the trickster God (he is also responsible for crossroads it simms). The Greeks have Hermes. What about us? Well, we have the Rakshasa.

Basically Rakshasa's are useless fellows with lots of cosmic Time pass. They have choop long nails, big teeth and cause tamasha and chaos everywhere they go.

Around South Asia they can be seen on the back of buses alongside the Horn Ok Please sign smiling impishly and mockingly at you.

They are also shape-changers. One day they can appear as an insipid bonda and the next day they can appear as an elephant in pink undies. Avar own Logonathan is one variant of the Rakshasa albeit a pleasant, harmless and slightly erudite one.

Usage

Make up your mind yar, first you said you want to me like He-man and now you are saying you want to be Bakasura the Rakshasa. Pick one and stick to it no?
Added 2011-09-17 by Dishoom Dishoom

Root

Sanskrit

Region

South Asia

Related Terms

Logonathan, Ramayana

Terms referencing this

Boochaandi, Mahabharat

Definition

The most outrageous oxymoronic expression that you might have come across in English language.

The expression regularly used in news reporting stands for NATO and its allies including Afghan and Pakistani forces firing and killing each other by mistake!

You probably haven't heard of friendly fires in other theaters of war as much as in the Afghan. You know what a friendly cricket match is, a friendly boxing match is, but how would you ever explain what was the friendliness in the act of someone firing at you, a friend, and most certainly killing you?

Didn't the reporters and news agencies think for a second and find another more apt expression? It's the way of that imperial language probably, like during the East India Company times the 'pears soap was made and sold to the brown man but only to clean the white man's burden'

An expression as simple as 'mistaken fire' would have been much humaner than 'friendly fire'.


Usage

" Last evening in Kandahar province of Afghanistan, 4 American soldiers were shot and killed in a friendly fire by a detachment of British soldiers, in turn, the American soldiers tried their best to return the friendly fire to the British not knowing they were British with a bout of great friendly fire but the British soldiers miraculously escaped and the Turkish soldiers nearby became the target of this great friendly fire and lost 12 of their men."
Added 2011-09-07 by I love Dtool

Root

English

Region

South Asia

Related Terms

LOC

Videos and Images

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Noun.
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Definition

Urdu word for alias, aka.

Underworld, street gangs, plain criminals, vernacular press, judiciary, phoot lawyers, police mamas, sex workers; all use the term and what it stands for, an uruf.

Usage

Pandu always generalizes, he thinks a common thread or still better, a steel rope runs between all the above said depaltments and men and women therein.

On second thoughts, he shakes his head dismissing the thought when he thinks of his dear wife Mamta uruf Mamtaz.

Added 2011-09-01 by I love Dtool

Root

Urdu

Region

South Asia

Related Terms

Agni Sridhar
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Noun.
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Definition

An Arabic word used in English and almost all Indian languages.
The image of an Islamic cleric who interpreted Islam to the common folk and who always wore loose and comfortable plain clothes unlike the stiff and tight fitting 'uniforms' that the cadres of the police and British army wore extended the term to be used for the off-duty or spy-duty officers who were in comfortable civilian clothes.

Usage

" Oh! It's so funny these cops think that they can't be spotted by criminals if they are in mufti."

" Ask me why"

" Ok why? "

"Any child can pick them out even in a sea of humanity; what with their crew cut, lemon-moustache, the office issue boots and the very menacing look they carry even when they are smelling a flower!"

"True True"

Added 2011-09-01 by I love Dtool

Root

Urdu

Region

South Asia

Related Terms

Fat Polissman

Terms referencing this

Free gift, Land shark
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Phrase.
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Definition

A portmanteau of the well-known acknowledgment of thanks received "you're welcome" and the traditional subcontinental closing "visit again" - with the whole being greater than the sum of the parts.

Usage

Server (at fast food take-away counter): Two McAloo Tikki, one large fries and one Coke, no ice.
Customer: Thank you.
Server: Welcome again.
Added 2011-08-29 by ChildBear

Root

English

Region

South Asia
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Noun.
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Definition

The scrap of paper which serves as a golden pass to legitimately enter an examination hall. Without hall ticket, one cannot enter a hall unless threats or other forms of persuasion or deception are used.

Usage

Ramsingh to Anoopraj who was planning to write the exam on his friend's behalf:
"Without hall ticket you can only enter through the window. You can try to make a duplicate with your photo but they may catch. Be careful,"
Added 2011-08-18 by Impolitika
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Noun.
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Definition

Cinema house; Movie theater.
It's a noun alright. Mind you its not plural.
It's a 'talkies' ever since. Even when the silent ones played there.
The new-gen multiplexes aren't called talkies. Not known why.
The silent ones are 'mookies' in Kannada(mooka=dumb)

Usage

'Sagar talkies' is showing 'Sagar' movie.
Added 2011-08-17 by I love Dtool

Root

Multiple

Region

South Asia

Related Terms

rex, Plaza