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Phrase. March 11, 2012, Word of the Day
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Definition

The complex set of rules that dictate who pays for a meal after a group outing. The important concept to grasp is that the fight is for the opportunity to pay, if you get to pay you win! Play carefully, for feelings can be hurt, and egos bruised...

The rules fall outside the purview of business lunches or dinners or situations that are pre-defined as treats-owed. The rules are meant to help determine the outcome of open ended social engagements, where there will always be a fight for the bill, but the end result likely follows the pattern I am about to describe.

Here's the basic outline, prefaced with the disclaimer that the subject is a soft science and you are counseled to employ your social skills over your studied knowledge:

1) If you are a grandparent and/or retired and there is anyone in the group past the age of brahmachari (approx. 25), you are excluded from play. You may equalize the debt during diwali by slipping the youngin an envelop with Rs. 100 and a 1 rupee coin.

2) If it's a mixed age group, all gainfully employed, with a sprinkling of filial relationships present, and only one clear elder, the elder pays. Case closed. Don't argue, don't bother reaching.

3) If it's a group of young (usually unmarried) peers, and no other family is present, it's the first one with the rich parents to reach for the wallet, kudos is given, but there will be little resistance. If no one has rich parents, you go dutch. Unless you recently lost a pepsi bet.

4) Needless to say if you are below the age of employment and there is anyone present who is either having job or well settled, you don't pay, they do.

5) If you are a visitor or guest in town, do not do the locals the disservice of attempting to pay. We will come to your place of residence (preferably in Switzerland) when you least expect it and believe me you will show us a good time!

6) The real battles arise in mixed family groups with two or more parental generations and their progeny present. The children look on in glee as the heads of the household duke it out for the "Right of Pay". The rules are lax around who should win, but the more vocal you can be, and the greater the believability of your injured expression, the more likely you will be to tally up the nights total with a ball-point pen in your ruled account book at the end of the month.

The secret play: If one knows it is going to be an open ended social situation and the Right of Pay is ambiguous, the shrewd participant will slip the payment by way of HSBC credit card to the restaurant staff on the sly, ahead of time, so that when the inevitable fight ensues, the battle is already won.

Usage

Dad: (reaching for credit card)
Other Mom: (signing payment receipt already)
Dad: "What?!! Why?!! Wait!! No!!!!"
Other Dad: "Dooooon't worry"
Mom: "But last time...."
Other Mom: (finished signing, gets up to leave, in sotto voce) "Right of Pay"
Added 2011-10-24 by Studmuffin

Root

Neologism

Region

All India

Categories

Money & Business

Right right

\Right right\
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Phrase.
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Definition

Typically used by bus conductors to signal to the bus driver that the bus can proceed from a stop.

Usage

After the passengers have got on and off the COnductor to the Driver: Right-right
Added 2011-09-26 by Cyanide

Root

Kannada

Region

Bangalore

Categories

Transportation

Related Terms

Holdeyn

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Holdeyn

right helu

\right - he -lu\
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Verb.
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Definition

go run or escape..

Usage

Ram : maga nan GF picture ge hogbekante... adakke nin bike maga... please kodale...(Dude I need to borrow your bike, as my GF wans to go for a movie)

Krish : aha en tirke showkino nindu??!!.. nin GF sut sake nan bike beka.. RIGHT HELU magne...(U buggar, U need my bike to rome with ur GF... right helu)

Added 2011-09-13 by rrowdy ranga

Root

Kannada

Region

Karnataka

Related Terms

potag, jhoot helu

right

\aaaa reyt (abrupt and loud)\
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Exclamation.
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Definition

BMTC conductor speak for - right. A signal to the driver to roll. The "r" is sometime swallowed as the low tone, high decibel phrase signals the bus driver to depart from bus stand.

Usage

Conductor: Ah kaarpration! kaarpration! ... aaaah right!
Added 2011-07-27 by sykil

Root

Kannada

Region

Bangalore

Categories

Transportation
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Noun.
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Definition

It basically means to affirm the right to take a right turn. Some South Indian languages append "aaa" to words, turning a verb into a question.

Usage

Driver: Sir, which way to M.G Road please?
Cop: At the dead endda, take a right.
Driver: Rightaaa?
Cop: Rightoo. Then Ishtraiiiiit.
Driver: Ishtraiiitaaa?
Cop: Ishtraiiiiit. First Right.
Driver: Rightaaa?
Added 2011-07-12 by North Indian

Root

Kannada

Region

Karnataka

Categories

Transportation

Related Terms

leftaaa

Terms referencing this

singal, right, na

Definition

A chant used by kannadiga autorickshaw drivers whenever they take one for a ride. Example of how an english word has been kannadascized, to sound like a kannada word.

Usage

Saar, If i go rightoo you will be in market and if i go or leftoo you will be in house?
Added 2011-07-01 by porkipaya

Root

Kannada

Region

Bangalore

Related Terms

auto

Terms referencing this

Straight, Landmark, right