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Most people erroneously assume there are only 3 gold standards for shoe sizes as marked on most foreign shoes: European (36,38,40,42 and all), US (8,9,10,11), and Landan (-1 of Amreeka sizes).

But there is a 4th. There is a 4th...

In the seething backwaters of a proud and barefoot nation there is a carefree sizing policy that brings to the world the equally ubiquitous "Bata Size". It bears no linear relationship to the other three gold standards mentioned, and takes no cue from principles of standardization for that would play neatly into your expectations.

Every desi has an intuitive and experiential knowledge of their Bata Size. And that is all that matters.

Usage

Sofasadhu1: "Do you know that dollar, pistol and robot are the only English words that come from Czech?"
Sofasadhu2: "Ah, no no no mister! Bata is also a english word, and it is decidedly a Czech origin company you must agree"
DiligentMummy2: "Uff, forget all that! Speaking of Bata have you purchased Munna's shoes? School opens in two days!"
Sofasadhu2 (meekly): "Not'ett kanna, sorry..."
Sofasadhu1: "I say, my fellow is older by 2 years, what is your boy's Bata Size?"
DiligentMummy2: "Canvas Shoes 6. Black shoes 5. Lace ups 5 and half. Rubber chappals 7. If this man would be kind enough to collect it today itself we can wash and keep them ready for opening day."
Sofsadhu1: "No problem. I'll send some kiwi white polish also."
Added 2012-07-19 by Studmuffin

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

bata pricing, Bata

Definition

The best of the Mumbai- Phrases so far I have heard in My life, Emphasises on understanding a topic, Using Ching Gum ( Chewing gum for most people) as a Metaphor.
Samajhdari means understanding and the phrase literally translated shall be " Understand the topic, think Smart"

Usage

Can be used in a context with reference to defination, users can be friends or foe's
Added 2011-08-23 by NM

Root

Hindi

Region

Mumbai

Related Terms

Chingum