Mostly harmless. Peripatetic world-sutthufying word nerd with advanced degrees in la, lau and dau, with a minor in the correct use of 'oota aitha'. Guilty of thought crimes featuring Bangalore traffic, milky coffee and moustaches.
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Yeediot NLS student: (has visions of Prakash Padukone and Sania Nehwal battling it out, wondering what Lord Denning has to do with anything)
Raj: I saw Madhuri with her pop when I went to Lalbagh, kano. Even though he's a bhayankara fellow with terror reputation in the Army, she gave me a subble wink when he was berating the gardner for the flowers not blooming in single file...must be lau only.
Dev: Hmmm. Either that or conjunctivitis.
Its origins hint at the futility and torpor of beseeching our gorement offices for the doing of yanything etall, and the black hole into which those applications disappear (minns the Godrej cupboards in which they languish), without any reply forthcoming in this lifetime.
Can also be used to indicate any sort of Sisyphean attempt, not just in the dating sweepstakes.
Arvind: Ushu! Must be that new laddice who's moved into the apartment across him...in case he brushes past her on the stairs and all minns....
Braxton: Ha. She's a drummer with The Ballbreaking Dykes, recites Sappho byheart and holidays on the isle of Lesbos. Apply apply no reply.
Minkey Chief: Whether you managed tickets for India Pakistan final?
Porkipaya: Easier to make that hero Studmuffin eat my chaddis. Or submit 500 new words to Samosapedia before breakfast. Tried through all my contacts. Apply apply no reply.
It refers to the gentle non-exercise taken by somewhat yelderly pipals to fool themselves into bleewing that the masala dosa hoovered up at Vidhyarthi Bhavan will not contribute to the ruination of their fine figar.
Minns walk. But why say like that when you can use a word connoting such gravitas and import that it hints at a lifetime of discipline and an understanding of the vagaries of the seemingly inscrutable desi digestive process?
Mrs Iyer (sympathetically): You come off here and watch, ma. Mr Iyer is taking constitutional daily at the same time as that serial. I have trained to do like that vanly....
Subsistute teacher, Miss D'cruz: And you think I got eyes in the back of my 'edd or wot, chile? Didn't your mummy tell you never to be a sneaker? If you have a problem with Krish, you talk to Krish...not come running to your Miss to rescue you...(muttering...bleddy jungli creatures...animals....before returning to the M&B stashed between the trignometry problems)
Amma: Paddu, I'm going to do pooja now. Please mind the house and give me 20 minutes of peace before yuvar father arrives from office...
Paddu (sneaking towards the kitchen): Sure, amma...no probs
Amma: Dai! Don't think you can steal the laddoos! You know I've got eyes at the back of my head....you can wait for prasaadam after the pooja, same as everyone else....
Terms referencing thisLooking London, Talking Tokyo
Two of the most mispronounced words in our colourful land, doing jugalbandi in a term that connotes shamelessness, lack of moral fibre, an excess of gore (usually of the Kissan tomato ketchup variety) and all round titillation. When applied to summarise a new flick that's just been released, it practically guarantees box office success.
The direct opposite of Bengali art cinema shot in low light with a hand held camera and method actors.
Sweeping in usage and grand in its scope, it can be used in every context from people's opposition to unwanted hydel dams to heightened insurgent activity to sightings of the abominable Yeti.
"Residents of "x" town gripped in a fear psychosis"
"Fear psychosis over Dalal Street"
"Swine flu fear psychosis cripples commercial centre"
Sirish: Hey check this out da, news article about some monkey-man in Delhi! Attacked lots of people, who fainted off as soon as he touched them! NDTV interviewed one numbers sociologist itsimms...(reading out) "There is a possibility that it could be some animal. But experts believe that animals like monkeys won’t behave in this fashion. It is quite abnormal to have a monkey of five feet height. Professor, what’s your take on it, is it possibly a kind of Lord-Ganesha-drinking-milk-kind-of-story we are dealing with?"
Minkey Chief (interrupting): Ha. It is fear psychosis, plain and simple. As if you need sociologist to tell you that, bugger....some hoax pulled by some bored porki. Alleged victims putting full masala and wol and whole city reeling with paranoia. Sheesh. All bunkum.
Prime examples involve the sharing of glasses, cutlery or crockery once they've made contact with your lips/fingers. If it's involuntary or absent minded, you may get off with a mild rebuke. If it's intentional because you're modern with modern outlook and like yanking people's chain when it comes to matters of superstition and religion, you will be on the verge of ostracism while your mummy wonders where she went wrong. And rushes off to offer a coconut to her favourite deity, a prayer on her lips....
Mother: Ayyo....what kind of neanderthals have I raised? Shantam paapam...immediately go and wash up with Lifebuoy and put yenjil glass in the sink....
Mahita: Ummm....because he's a hostelite and gets bored of rajma chawal every friggin' night???
Terms referencing thisshoe-bite
Rahul (sullen): Usual scene. Mini burgers. Samosas. Rasna. Cake in the shape of Mr Potato Head. Which their yappy pomerian jumped on, giving Mrs H a cardiac. Compulsory pin the tail on the donkey. An aging clown doing magic tricks. Chickenpox would have been better.
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Curious term, much (ab)used by certain desis who like to give gyaan, explain fundas or make sweeping generalisations that bear little relation to reality. Most heard on college campuses, in bars and pubs and at parties i.e. any venue that involves that some tanni/yenne, a captive audience and the opportunity to liberally hand out advice, get on a soapbox or pontificate about life's lessons, banal as they might be.
Most favouritest usage (by all and sundry): What's your problem in life?
Birdie (quizzical, muttering to himself): And in death???
Kelvin: Why does Ranga wear a poncho, hide under a sombrero, make dishoom dishoom noises and drink tequila shots???
Celsius: Dude, his dream was to be in a Western....but he had to settle for Tollywood. In life, one manages....
Kitty party veteran: Oh darling, what is all this work shurrk....your funda in life should be to please your husband....
PhD from CalTech, dragged to kitty party by sister in law: "Ummmm....and presumably, he should resign his chairmanship immediately because *his* funda **in life** should be to please me too? Or will he get around to it once I'm safely six feet under?
Kitty party veteran (to herself): Hmmmph. No wonder her solitaries are so tiny and she's wearing a *shudder* Titan watch. Clearly not doing enough for her dear hubbie in life.....