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Kindly Consented

\Two words from the English language\
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Phrase. July 8, 2014, Word of the Day
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Definition

When someone of some relative stature or position "agrees" to to do something, that person has "kindly consented" to do it. It is the superfluous, respectful way of saying "agreed".

Usage

Ganesh: Did you know that Sachin is coming to our school?
Mangesh: Yes, he has kindly consented to be the chief guest for our annual day.
Added 2012-03-01 by IndianInCowboyCountry

Baap Dada

\Baap Daadaa\
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Noun.
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Definition

Literally the phrase means "father-grandfather". It implies family lineage.

Usage

Ganesh: Do you think I can travel without buying a ticket on a BEST bus?
Mangesh: Are you mad? A BEST bus conductor will not only catch you and take your fare, but he will insult your family, your Baap Dada, and then hand you over to the nearest Sakharam.
Added 2012-02-22 by IndianInCowboyCountry

Root

Hindi

Region

Mumbai

Related Terms

Baap

First Only

\As in the English language, First Only\
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Phrase. December 11, 2012, Word of the Day
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Definition

Equivalent to "Earlier" or "Before". Literal translation from Marathi or Konkani. Perhaps, other Indian languages too.

Usage

Ganesh: My secondhand scooter is a real jhunjhut. Nothing but problems.
Mangesh: What I told you first only? Don't buy a secondhand scooter. You buy nothing but other people's headaches.
Added 2012-02-22 by IndianInCowboyCountry

Root

English

Region

Mumbai

Related Terms

Fust Only

Fust Only

\First Only\
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Phrase.
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Definition

Equivalent of before or earlier.

Usage

Ganesh: My secondhand scooter is a real jhunjhut. Nothing but problems.
Mangesh: What I told you fust only? Don't buy a secondhand scooter. You buy nothing but other people's headaches.
Added 2012-02-22 by IndianInCowboyCountry

Root

English

Region

Mumbai

Terms referencing this

First Only

What I told?

\What I told\
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Phrase.
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Definition

It is equivalent to "What did I tell you?" Kinda literal translation from Marathi and Konkani.

Usage

Ganesh: My secondhand scooter is a real jhunjhut. Nothing but problems.
Mangesh: What I told you fust only? Don't buy a secondhand scooter. You buy nothing but other people's headaches.
Added 2012-02-22 by IndianInCowboyCountry

Root

English

Region

Mumbai

Sacred Thread

\Sacred Thread, English Words\
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Noun.
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Definition

The Sacred Thread is a thin consecrated cord, composed of distinct cotton strands, worn to symbolize a Hindu coming of age. The sacred thread is known by many names (varying by region and community), such as Poita, Janeu, Lagun, Yajnopavita, Yagyopavit, Yonya and Zunnar.

Usage

Ambi: Why is your bowling so poor today? Is your arm hurting?
Thambi: No man. I forgot to adjust my sacred thread after my morning puja. It is coming in the way.
Ambi: So why don't you adjust it now?
Thambi: What? In front of all these people? They'll make fun of me.
Added 2012-02-21 by IndianInCowboyCountry

Root

English

Region

All India

Conductor

\Cun-duct-er\
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Noun.
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Definition

Official on a bus who controls passenger intake at bus stops, signals to the bus driver (with a bell or a whistle or a yell or raps on the side of the bus) to stop or move, and dispenses tickets to passengers.

Usage

Ganesh: Do you think I can travel without buying a ticket on a BEST bus?
Mangesh: Are you mad? A BEST bus conductor will not only catch you and take your fare, but he will insult your family, your heritage, and then hand you over to the nearest Sakharam.
Added 2012-02-20 by IndianInCowboyCountry

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

People, Transportation

Related Terms

Sakharam, BEST

Sakharam

\Sakh-aa-raam\
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Noun.
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Definition

A Mumbai policeman.

Usage

Ganesh: Do you think I can travel without buying a ticket on a BEST bus?
Mangesh: Are you mad? A BEST bus conductor will not only catch you and take your fare, but he will insult your family, your heritage, and then hand you over to the nearest Sakharam.
Added 2012-02-20 by IndianInCowboyCountry

Root

Marathi

Region

Mumbai

Categories

People

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Conductor

BEST

\BEE-EE-ESS-TEE\
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Abbreviation.
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Definition

Bombay Electric Supply and Transport. Today, it is responsible for public road transportation in Mumbai city.

Usage

Ganesh: Do you think I can travel without buying a ticket on a BEST bus?
Mangesh: Are you mad? A BEST bus conductor will not only catch you and take your fare, but he will insult your family, your heritage, and then hand you over to the nearest Sakharam.
Added 2012-02-20 by IndianInCowboyCountry

Root

English

Region

Bombay

Terms referencing this

mumbai darshan bus, Conductor

Return Ticket

\Return Ticket\
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Noun.
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Definition

A prepaid railway or bus ticket for two journeys- from the origin to another place, and back to the origin.

Usage

Ganesh: i am going to town side. Should I buy a return ticket or not?
Mangesh: That depends on whether you want to go and come back by train.
Added 2012-02-19 by IndianInCowboyCountry

Root

English

Region

Mumbai

Categories

Transportation