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Manu90304

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Crazy. TamBram. Will post random entries.

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Katcheri

\cut-che-ree\
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It is the tamil/kanadda/telugu word for a concert. But when will a South Indian Bram family ever understand that an 'Iron Maiden' concert can not be referred to as Katcheri, and they definitely do not get over at 8:30pm!

Usage

Mia(Short for Meenakshi Subramaniam) - Dad I will be late, I am going to the GnR Concert!
Mr.Subramaniam- Why should you be late? Katcheri will get over by 8, latest 830! and hello, call me Appa!!
Added 2013-01-06 by Manu90304

Root

Tamil

Region

South India

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Vatha Kozhambu

\va-tha-ko-zhya-ambu (stress on the 'zh')\
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A tamarind based, spicy, almost-heavenly, Rasam-like TamBram dish, best served with rice. Every TamBram household feasts on this delicacy atleast once a week and every TamBram grandmother(paati) makes it spectacularly

Usage

Famously known --the vadivelu comedy where a man tries to courier some 'Vatha Kozhambu'!!!
Added 2013-01-03 by Manu90304

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Nai Kodai

\na-yi ko-dye\
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It is the tamil word for mushroom... In TamBram world it is considered non-veg. No I can not explain how or why! Well.. Nai technically stands for dog and Kodai for umbrella, so...

Need I say more?

Usage

Amma pizza la mushroom add pannikatuma? "No! Nai kodai non-veg nu teriyaadha unnaku?"

Mom can I get mushroom toppings on the pizza? " No way, don't you know mushroom is non-veg?"

Added 2013-01-03 by Manu90304

Root

Tamil

Region

Tamil Nadu

Alangolam

\a-lun-go-lum\
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Ruining or spoiling something in totality

Usage

Famously known -The old lady in the rib-tickling tamil movie Michael Madana Kamarajan says "kolam potundu irrunda,alangolam aakitan"
Meaning- when the hero holds the girl's hand he ruins her chastity
Added 2013-01-02 by Manu90304

Root

Tamil

Region

Palakkad