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Laddu

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I hate being chummified.

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Definition

1) Right back at you
2) You're the one who/ that...

Usage

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Limbu: "Ey! Who onned the fan? All my papers flew away"
Timbu: "It's hot men."
Limbu: "You should ask first no? Stupid girl."
Timbu: "You only!"

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Limbu: "Eyyy! Why you offed the light?"
Timbu: "You only said no?"
Limbu: "I told you to off the fan, idiot. Not the light. On it!"
Timbu: "You only idiot."

Added 2013-01-22 by Laddu

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English

Region

All India

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"Yours only"
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Onned

\On-nd\
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A phrasal verb that signifies to all South Asians the state of something (light switches, stoves, air conditioners, televisions, anything) being turned on and running.

Why say "turned on" when you can save at least two seconds of breath and say "onned"?

Usage

Mum: "Who onned the TV?"
Limbu: "Five minutes only, no?"
Added 2013-01-21 by Laddu

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English

Region

All India

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offed, on it

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off it of, Bijli Mehkama
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A phrasal verb that signifies to all South Asians the state of something (lights, cars, computers, anything) being turned off.

Why ask if something has been turned off when you can just ask if it has been "offed"?

Usage

Limbu: "You offed the gas?"
TImbu: "Ya, ya. How many times you'll tell me?"
Limbu: "Ok. Off the computer and go and study otherwise I'll tell mom you've been sitting on the computer all afternoon."
Added 2013-01-21 by Laddu

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English

Region

All India

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Sitting on the computer

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Onned

Definition

Contrary to appearances this quaint expression does not mean physically sitting on a computer (because as we all know Indians can do far more useful things with them). It actually means using a computer, usually while sitting down.

In this case the function 'on' means 'to do' or 'to use', as in sitting to use the computer, or using the computer.

For reasons unknown to us it is important to Indians to specify that this activity is carried out while sitting down (and not while squatting, because that would have unsavoury connotations).

Usage

Mum: "Beta how long you'll sit on the computer? Do something useful, no? Go clean your room."
Limbu: "I don't feel like cleaning my room."
Mum: "Ok then study."
Added 2013-01-21 by Laddu

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English

Region

All India

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sitting on my head, sitter

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offed
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Related to "you only", this expression means "whatever you're calling my characteristics, words, body parts, parents, friends, pets, or possessions I'm throwing right back at you."

Usage

Limbu: "Move from the middle men! I can't see the TV because your butt is so huge."
Timbu: "Yours only."
Added 2013-01-21 by Laddu

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English

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All India

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you only
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1) The space between a person and an object
2) The middle of an argument/ conversation
3) In the middle of a process

Usage

Limbu: "Tsk... move dude, I can't see her face with you standing in the middle."
Simpoo: "Shut up ok? I have to move closer to the TV because I'm watching Kaun Banega Crorepati and you two just start fighting in the middle. That too about the most bakwas things."
Timbu: "Why you're speaking in the middle? Mind your own business."
Added 2013-01-21 by Laddu

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English

Region

All India

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middle order collapse
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A corruption of "so sweet", this twee Indian expression is mostly used by girls in response to cute things and while pinching the cheeks of chubby kids.

The etymology of cho chweet is rooted in the physical act of tightly puckering ones lips in an air kiss while squealing "so sweet."

Usage

Limbu hates it when her sister's overly enthu friends grab her mango like cheeks and shake her vigorously while squealing "Ey cho chweet yaar!"
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English

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Sweety
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Fuss, hysteria, ruckus, or racket. Often accompanied by a tamasha in the south Indian sense.

Originating in Telugu, this word is also appropriated in Hyderabadi Hindi (and in Hyderabadi Marathi in the form "tandana-tamasha").

Usage

In Hyderabadi Hindi

"Kya re? Kya tandane karra? Ek kaan ke neeche bajatoon."

Added 2013-01-21 by Laddu

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Hyderabadi

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Hungama, galata, tamasha