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Noun. March 8, 2013, Word of the Day
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Quite unquestionably the best alcohol originating in India and amongst the best dark rums in the world, the expression "cheap and best" is both apt and derogatory to this elixir of life. It isn't the best because it is cheap. It is cheap, dirt cheap. *And* it is the best, the supreme best.

When the comforting warmth makes its way down your gullet, Old Monk brings life around you to the pace at which you can savour it. It proceeds to distort, but not disturb. It is life-affirming without ever being life-altering. Old Monk shows you what's beautiful, and blurs out the rest. Old Monk is that bittersweet windy drizzly evening that you only recollect in sepia-hues.

Usage

"Stop being such a lau failure. Here, drink some Old Monk with Thumbs up."
"Ah, Old Monk, my old friend."
Added 2011-10-28 by TNagarTornado

Root

English

Region

All India

Terms referencing this

Half-boiled

old is gold

\wold-is-gold\
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Phrase.
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This phrase is not just a reaffirmation of the supremacy of the antiquarian and geriatric, it is the battle-cry of the retro-cool movement, it is an emphatically unreasoned rejection of the modern and a convenient way to end most arguments.

You like Ilayaraaja more than Rahman? Old is gold.
You think Vijay Merchant was a better batsman than Tendulkar? Of course, old is gold.
You still wear a Casio digital watch? Old is gold.
You get sentimental about Giant Robot? Old is gold.

Usage

"Ey, that chick is a real figure, macha."
"Thu, 99.99% she's 35 years wold, with veetukkaaran and two issues!"
"Old is gold, da."

"Thatha, why are you still using a typewriter?"
"Old is Gold, kanna. There isn't a single printer in the market that works anyway."

Added 2011-10-18 by TNagarTornado

Root

English

Region

All India

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Noun. September 21, 2012, Word of the Day
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The preferred cologne of Indians men for more than 20 years, simply because it was more or less the only one easily available. Attar was the other option.

Usage

Joseph: Why is it that Baldwinians sisters smell of old spice these days?
FAPS student: Because maybe theyve run out of attar
Added 2011-07-08 by porkipaya

Root

English

Region

All India

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VIP Underwear

Terms referencing this

Scent, attar

Olu

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Exclamation.
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Definition

Rubbish.
A bunch of garbage lies.
Popularized by kannada superstar Upendra in his movie Upendra.

Usage

A: Dude, I heard Santosh saying he is dating Raadhika now.
B: Lo, chappar.. dont believe him. Bari olu bidthane aa loafer nan maga.
Added 2011-07-05 by Kiraataka

Root

Kannada

Region

Bangalore

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Upendra
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Noun.
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A fixture in every Indian uncle's drink cabinet - called into action on those rare occasions when whiskey was somehow not appropriate (or unavailable).

Usage

Dingo uncles always have Old Monk rum hidden in some moth-infested almara and in true boozard fashion they glug it with reckless abandon.
Added 2011-06-20 by Choothsayer

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

Black Label

Terms referencing this

RUM