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Phrase. June 28, 2011, Word of the Day
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Usually refers to a woman representing the ideal catch for the contemporary Indian male. Ahh the good fortune of finding Seethalakshmi (alias Lexi)! She speaks the vernacular, she toasts the coconut before putting it in the keerai kootu, touches periamma's feet at all family functions, and knows how to sport a 9-yard in the 40*C swelter of Chennai. But in the privacy of youthful company she knocks back the Old Monk Rum and Thumbs Up as she explains how Kegels enhance the female orgasm. Woof!

Usage

Kumar: I say, that Bhagyavati looks quite the paavum type, why is a US return like you trying to put kai there?
Suneel: Pressure machaan, what to do?. So truce with the folks, traditional with modern outlook!
Added 2011-07-06 by Studmuffin

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if only!

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Stud for President!

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Its pretty astounding that this remains the most popular word:)

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Verb. December 14, 2011, Word of the Day
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School kids in India learn to say the numerical table with the help of this little word. It would roughly translate into 'are'.

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two one za two
two two za four
two three za six
two four za eight
two five za ten
two six za twelve
two seven za fourteen
two eight za sixteen
two nine za eighteen
two ten za twenty
Added 2011-08-23 by Mildly Racist

Root

Creole

Region

All India

Categories

School and College

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Two ones are two

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Epic word i say. Deserves to climb the charts & do battle with 'Traditional with..'

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Noun. July 9, 2011, Word of the Day
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Step one: Procure a bright orange plastic bucket with steel handle from Chickpet
Step two: Procure one number plastic mug from same shop asking for discount on the strength of having just purchased a bucket.
Step three: Go home and on the geyser.
Step four: Old geyser? Wait one hour minimum.
Step five: Place bucket under tap and fill half with piping hot water. Now run cold water, testing frequently until it is just a little too hot to touch.
Step six: Get nanga and have off one bucket bath! What joy!

Hint: Once you have soaped your armpits and need to pour water and wash simultaneously, you will realize that you have to hold the mug in the same hand as the pit you are attempting to wash and rely on the adhesion between water and skin to dribble the water down the length of your raised arm while you splash and wash with the other.

Usage

Uncle: Somu, where are you put up?
Somu (US return): Hey uncle Raj, what's up?! I just got in to the Mahalakshmi Super Luxury Hotel A/C.
Uncle: Ok ok, you leave your bags there and come for breakfast.
Somu: Sure sure. I'll take a quick shower and be there in a jiff.
Uncle: Hehehe... no shower and all at Mahalakshmi. You just quietly take one bucket bath and come. Don't forget to put off the geyser before turning on the water!
Added 2011-07-07 by Studmuffin
Phrase. July 11, 2011, Word of the Day
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Catch-all phrase implying a polite, persistent request or order (depending on context) to "do what is required". The issue is that what is required or "needful" is usually left unspecified or vaguely specified at best.

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"Dear Sir, I observed that there were a lot of dogs pissing in the garbage at the blocked traffic light. Kindly do the needful."
Added 2011-07-02 by Kannadoggy

lau

Noun. July 1, 2011, Word of the Day
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Originally derived from the digga pronunciation of the English word "love", it has now wholly eclipsed the English word in usage and meaning.

Now it is a Kannada slang word meaning "romantic intent" but carrying more suggestive overtones. Road-side Romeos distinguish this word from a similar yet orthogonal word dau which means "lustful intent" and is more anatomical in execution.

The gap between lau and dau is the saga of frustruated youth in Bangalore.

Usage

He thinks it's dau; she thinks it's lau. How will this end.. Govinda, Govinda!

"What is lau? What is lau? Baby don't heart me... Baby don't heart me... No more" (Haddaway, in India)

"Lau me or hate me, kiss me or kill me... Oh doorling please do something to me" (Dr. Rajkumar, in Europe)
Lau me or Hate me YouTube Video

Added 2011-07-02 by Kannadoggy
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Verb. September 5, 2011, Word of the Day
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The daily act of washing your hair. If youre part of a Mallu household, please put kawkanut oil before performing this sacred act? God will bless you with smiling relatives & meen molly till the day you die. And by dhi bye. Summerwinterorspring, it can be had ONLY with cold water. No shamboo. Hot water pouring on head, shamboo, tarrki towel...all that is for North Indians.

Most Mallus (like my Dad) will also aggressively recommend it as an all-in-all solution to yeach and yevry problem on the planet..

Eggzampals I am giwing wait-

1) Have a cold molu? Haav eh headbath! *snapping fingers tik tik* like THAT it will go, like THAT! (Dont forget to rub raasnadi podi on yuvar thala afterwards..)
2) Tired? Have a headbath (Dont forget to rub raasnadi podi on yuvar thala afterwards..)
3) Cuff? Have headbath. (Dont forget to rub raasnadi podi on yuvar thala afterwards..)
4) Too much homurkk you had today? Have headbath, it will cool your head
5) *Dad in whisper* Mummy is screeeeeming from morning. Muniyamma got one dose, I also got (for me anyway neththing new), now you. We should send her for one headbath after applying nellikka-thaLam*!! Kheekheekhee!!
6) Saddam Hussain invaded Kuwait? Ayyo, silly fellow. Kennot kundrol his tember. Should have daiiily 5 times headbath
7) Global warming? Everybody, form a headbath queue!!
8) *Nellikka Thalam is an Ayurvedic thingy made of gooseberries. It has mendal-problem-curing-properties it simms. Did I hear 'mendal problem'? Headbath will cure that also!

Okay, sometimes I exagg, but you get my drift no?

Usage

Ammayi: Took bath?
Me: yes Ammayi.
Ammayi: *making suspicious sniffing noises* What 'yes ammayi'? You didnt have a headbath!! Ayye!! Po, kazhuthe! *shooing me back into the bathroom with her chattukam as if I have Tuberculosis*
Added 2011-07-17 by poori

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But I want to do corruption & receive money garlands yo. If *you're* standing for P and I'm EC, no scope for one simple rigging also bleddy. Poo pole you'll win off.
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Poori for Election Commissioner!

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Noun. December 8, 2011, Word of the Day
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An enthu cutlet is an earnest eager beaver who is able to muster up inordinate amounts of energy, inspiration and enthusiasm towards a variety of things. Good enthu cutlets organize parties, arrive early at a movie theatre to buy everyone tickets and enter words in Samosapedia. Bad enthu cutlets become politicians and local demagogues.

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Murthy does not understand IST. He is always early and stays till the end of the evening helping me clean up. One could call him a really helpful character or maybe he is just an enthu cutlet!
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Noun. July 3, 2011, Word of the Day
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Bengal's most sensational contribution to men's fashion. Similar in shape to a balaclava, though leaving more of the face exposed, hence lending the wearer a marked resemblance to the common rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta). Traditionally worn to commemorate the advent of autumn in Calcutta, and on any other occasion where the temperature drops below 20 degrees centigrade. Extremely effective in protecting the Bengali male from his natural enemy: cold weather.

Usage

Bong 1: "Dada, I am going to Shimla tomorrow for summer vacation."
Bong 2: "Accha? Khub bhalo! Make sure to take your monkey cap and thermal underwear with you, otherwise you will get pneumonia."
Added 2011-07-02 by Ramchagol

Root

Bengali

Categories

WALTO

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Bong

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Thanda lege jaabe, Bokachoda

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Phrase. September 28, 2011, Word of the Day
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A phrase that's used to mean "Apparently" or "I am given to believe", it's generally uttered with incredulity.

Usage

Shikari Shambu: Dai, Ramu! Where the hell is Supandi? I need my mustache waxed!
Shamu: Uncle, he has gone to study in IIM Ahmadabad it simms!!
Kalia The Crow: Kaaaa... kaaaa...
Added 2011-06-25 by Studmuffin

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English

Region

South India

Terms referencing this

lotte puski!, Seemins, B-school, only
Phrase. December 9, 2011, Word of the Day
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Extreme hyperbole to suggest that someone expressed shock or was surprised.

Usage

Machaan, last night at Toit no, Dimple came off in one low cut ra! I died on the spot.
Added 2011-06-28 by Studmuffin

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English

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All India

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