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The region "Tamil Nadu Kerala" has 5 entries

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Definition

Second meaning: (something done) at specified time / day

Usage

"Hahaha! You are thinking I have not done my macks homework, but I have completed it yesterday itself!"
Added 2012-03-07 by Jaime X. Alonso
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Zh

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Definition

This is not so much a word as it is the english representation of a very unique Tamil sound that linguists call the "retroflex fricative".
It is relatively common in Tamil and (there are some disputes about this) Malayalam and can be thought of as making a flat "R" sound with the tongue lightly brushing the roof of your mouth. Wikipedia helpfully points out that Americans use a similar intonation for pronouncing the word "Red" for instance where the R is usually not guttural sounding

In any case it seems to be blindingly easy if you are a native Tamil/Malayalam(?) speaker and confoundedly hard if you are not

Examples: Mozhi (Language) and the word Tamil itself is pronounced as Tamizh in Tamizh :)

Usage

A favorite tongue twister in Tamil goes: Kuzhandhai Kuselan Vazhapazha thollil Vazhukki Vizhundhaan ( Baby Kuselan slipped on a banana peel and fell)
Added 2011-10-12 by Side Character

Root

Tamil

Categories

WALTO

Terms referencing this

pazhuppan

Definition

Neologism coined by a mallu friend full of thanni one day while watching, arguably the greatest Tamil comedy of all time - Michael Madana Kamarajan (MMKR)

Halfway through the pitcher, said friend suddenly realizes that Kama and Rajan are two different characters and in a state of sudden agitation yells "Not knowing English or what...why is there no Comma after Kama?"

in other words, why not Kama, Rajan.

We then thulped said mallu with tightslap, made him standup on the bench and went back to enjoying the picture.

Re MMKR, it needs it own Samosapedia edification no?

Usage

Commie Kutty: Ayyo, what mendal'aa..not knowing english or what? my tember is shooding ep...not putting comma after kama
Added 2011-09-30 by Side Character

Definition

A popular phrase amongst Tamils and Mallus. Essentially means over-thinking and complicating things more than you need to..
Like instead of simbly touching nose from front you go all the way round and behind face to touch it...get it?

Usage

Revi: Mogan is planning to buy new flat. he will take temparavary loan from chit fund and then rent old flat for one year and then sell car and then...
Engle - Useless fellow..touching nose from behind face..simbly should go to ICICI bank and take loan
Added 2011-09-22 by Side Character

Root

Tamil

Terms referencing this

Tetch

Definition

A very distant relative, a vague connection...

Usage

"aarudaa vandhirindhaa?" (who was that who came?)
"aaah... avanaa? yennovo aachaanukku peechaan..." (oh, him-aa? some aachaanukku peechaan)
Added 2011-09-04 by kalludimangan

Root

Tamil

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People

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kozhundhan pullai