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bhiya

\Bhi-Ya\
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Definition

Bhai(not the gangster variety). Brother(not the blood relation variety). Bhaiya(not the UP-Bihar variety). Boss(not the employer variety)
Anyone and everyone who is not ladice and is walking on street or sitting across you in a bhatsuar or eating poha-jalebi for breakfast or (the list can go on) can be referred to as Bhiya.
If calling someone standing far off, Bhiya can become Bhiyo.

Usage

Arrey bhiya woh Hiren aaj pese leke aane wala tha na? Pata nai kahan atak gaya bhiya yaar.

(Arrey bhiya, that Hiren today was supposed to come over and bring the money, no? Don't know where that bhiya has gone...)

O bhiyo! Jara aage badh jao! Aur sawari bethegi abhi.

(O bhiyo! Go a little bit in front. More riders will sit now...)

Added 2011-11-23 by faiqg

Cyber

\Sa-aye-ber\
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Cyber Cafe. A short form

If you think a little you can always get lost in the thought that how will it be to sit in cyber (not cafe) and look at desibaba and other indian internet and emails.

Usage

Cyber daala hai apan ne MG Road pe. Full chatting, email, camera, video sab lagaya hai.

Champak (on phone) - Abe Shankar! gelchode kidhar hai?
Shankar (on phone) - Cyber pe baitha hoon bhiya.

Added 2011-11-15 by faiqg

Root

English

Region

Central India

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Places

Pauwa

\Pa-u-waa\
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Definition

A setting done either in a government office or any other business to get an illegal or low priority task done.

It can be debated that the other meaning of Pauwa which refers to liquor, is the origin of this usage. Usually if you gift someone a pauwa of liquor what other bribe can be better, no?

Usage

kya yaar tera license itni jaldi kaise ban gaya?
wahan apna pauwa fit kiya hua hai
kaun?
arrey woh Bittoo ke mama baithte hain license office main
Added 2011-11-15 by faiqg

Root

Hindi

Related Terms

Jugaad, Setting

Terms referencing this

tasmac, Jugaad
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Bhatsuar

\Bhutt-Su-Er\
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Definition

That three-wheeler vehicle which is a mode of commute in Tier 2 cities in India, is not an auto and has higher passenger capacity.
The origin of this term is very mysterious. Bhat (bhaata) can mean rock. Suar means pig. A pig made of rock? May be.
May be because this vehicle's front grill's shape resembles a pig's face, some jealous autowala must have called it Suar.

Usage

MG Road is se bhatsuar pakad lena. Teen rupay lega, wahan se Chor Bazaar ke.
Dhyaan rakhna bohot saare jeb-katre hote hain bharsuar main.
Added 2011-11-02 by faiqg

Root

Hindi

Region

North India

Categories

Transportation

Related Terms

Auto-pilot

Genine

\G-Nine\
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Definition

Genuine. Yes, the English word.
Means the same. Pronunciation is the only change. Another gem from the Central Indian region.

Usage

Bhaiya apna maal ekdum genine quality ka hai.

(Brother, your maal is genine quality).

Pese le liye par maal to kam se kam genine do.

(For the money, give us genine maal).

Added 2011-11-02 by faiqg

Peevar

\Pee-ver\
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Definition

Pure. Yes, the English word.
Pronounciation is the only thing different here. The pronounciation belongs to Central India. Mainly Indore, Dewas, Ujjain. Other bimaru states might also be having this way of killing English language, but is still a subject of research.

Usage

Arrey bhiya ekdum peevar doodh hai yeh.

Sir, this ij peevar silk, you will not get this quality anywhere in whole of Aada Bajaar.

Added 2011-11-02 by faiqg
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A road in Bangalore. Lavelle Road was named after Michael Lavelle, an Irish soldier who made his money in the Kolar Gold Fields.
The reason why it features here is because of the soooperr! pronounciations by the junta and especially the autowalas.
Following are the pronounciations -
La velley road
Lovely road
Love-ella road
Law-ell road
Laalley road
Level road

Usage

Jhithendhra - "Boss Level Road?"
Auto Shankar - "Enu?"
Jhithendhra - "Level Road"
Auto Shankar - "Lovely Roadaa? Saar Madras Bank Roadu, dead-end shtraiiiiiit, leftu, Airtel aafiss, rightu hogi. Shtraiiit. Ondu road saar."
Added 2011-10-14 by faiqg

Region

Bangalore

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Places

Related Terms

KGF, Bangalore

Petrol Bunk

\Might sometimes sound like Pay-troll Bunga\
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Definition

A petrol station. Where you can buy petroleum products like petrol(gasoline), diesel.
Probably the origin of Bunk is from Bunker. As these liquids are stored in bunkers beneath the dispensers.
Usually an important landmark.

Usage

Aye da the fuel tank is full empty macha. Where is the nearby Petrol Bunk ra?

Added 2011-10-05 by faiqg

Root

English

Region

South India

Categories

Transportation

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Note shrinking
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Noun.
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Definition

A prominent building, shop, office, crossroad which is used as a reference point while telling or asking for directions.
Street names and house numbers don't work so much in India. Even if one can read, finding a properly marked road itself is difficult. If there not a landmark mentioned one can go around the destination for hours and not find it.

Usage

Saab 17 MG Road.
Where on MG Road?
17 MG Road.
No landmark?
Near Dena Bank.
Ohh that! Go straight take first left.
Added 2011-08-24 by faiqg

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

Places

ptch

\ptch\
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Exclamation.
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Definition

When trying to explain something, sudden realisation with irritation strikes that the current explanation is not getting through this person's dumb head. This clicking sound is made using lips, tongue. Ptch. Then the explanation can continue. Not necessarily in the same words.

Usage

The code first goes to the table to check valid data, and then constructs this array to push pointers into the queue. Ptch. Seee the code first constructs this array to push pointers into the queue and then goes to database to check valid data and then publishes the webpage. Got it? Okay. Simple it is.
Added 2011-08-24 by faiqg

Root

Multiple

Region

South India