Born in Dubai, barely been back to India, parents are Anglo-Indian, studied in a school where everyone but the Nuns were Indian. When I speak Hindi it sounds like a completely new language!!!
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Today we use it to describe people who are really uncouth and socially inappropriate.
It's origins? Tamil! (paṟaiyar, plural of paṟaiyan) which literally means drummer (from a hereditary duty of the caste), derivative of paṟai, a festival drum.
Over the years it has found its way into the English dictionary and somehow the pronunciation has changed.
But us indians, we keep it real!
(Joe goes red with guilt)
Mother: Go and wash them you bloody pariyer!
"Hope this email finds you in the pink of your health"
But it is meant to be dramatic to suggest that the joker really hit a high with that joke.
raju: coz it was stuck to the chicken's arse yaar
jai: arey va! kya joke maara