The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

The region "Tamil Nadu India" has 2 entries

mother sentiment

\Muh Dhur Send ee mend\
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A sub-genre of the Family Sentiment, it usually described movies that have a strong family values that especially appeal to mothers.

This is usually code for a movie being extremely maudlin, regressive and full of native superstition. Also a strong indicator for the teenage set that the movie has no redeeming paisa vasool features like rain songs or item songs or Katrina Kaif or a combination thereof


Actor (describing movie to local reporter) - This pitcher is very much full of Zoober mother sentiment saar.
I'm always beating my wife because she is calling me by my good name. She is always praying to Maa and because of it I get bad belly ache. Doctor shakes head, looks up and says "ab sub ooparvaala ke haat me hain"
So I wear loin cloth and I'm walking with my missus to Himalayas and also singing prayer song and I'm cured.

What? no, no Katrina Kaif. We are not getting Call Sheet

Added 2011-08-28 by Side Character





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\uhh vurr\
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The Indian husband, much like Lord Voldemort, is "he who must not be named". Consequently the Indian wife goes to great lengths to avoid using her husband's actual name and invents honorifics to address the exalted gentleman.

Avar or Avanga, literally meaning "He" in tamil is used much like Woh in Hindi to denote the husband if there is no other context provided in the conversation.

Another popular variant is the X's dad as in Mahesh'oda Appa (Mahesh's dad) or Munna ka Baap, which of course clearly points out said gentleman's paternal relationship but sadly does not clearly state that he is married to said lady

if the wife is traditional with modern outlook, then she takes great care to make sure she uses these generics in the company of elders and family while continuing to, horror of horrors, call her husband by his name in private. This requires constant 24/7 vigilance to avoid slip ups


Geeta: Suresh, come and join us for lunch
Mother-In-Law (reacting with horror): Geeta, Mind it, I thought you were traditional with modern outlook
Geeta: No mommy, I'm actually bindaas
Mother-In-Law (thinking wistfully): We should have gone for the Mr Joshi Alliance. Seetha was a nice homely girl
Added 2011-08-28 by Side Character



Related Terms

Munna ka Baap, Woh, Avanga