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NV

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N.V., NV, is extreme conservative pyoor vegetarian Brahmin/ish terminology that's actually an abbreviation of the word, non-vegetarian.

"Non-veg" is a term so non-veg, that saying the term itself defiles one. This is an example of recursion. But I digress.

Grandmothers who cannot get themselves to say chicken, mutton, or even "non-vegetarian", refer to neighbours and other dubious smells as, "NV".

Usage

Ajji 1: *whispering frantically* That next door Mr. Mani is taking home something in black plastic cover!

Ajji 2: That must be one quarter ma.

Ajji 1: (disappointed) Oh. I thought it was *making cutting gestures with hand* NV.

Added 2012-11-12 by MilkPowder

Root

English

Thoppe

\thop-pp-pay\
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Paunch.

The size is of importance. It has to be a distended-to-point-of-belly-button-distortion paunch.

Picture a person who has been belting rice and ghee since ye high, and has off-late been slyly polishing off some military mess unmentionable type NV. You know, Chicken 65, cow, bull, goat, lamb, type items, (along with some Old Monk on the side)? That person's obscene protrusion in the stomach area.

Usage

Day 1: Macha, I will go to the gym to reduce my thoppe.

Day 31: Macha, I will go to the gym to reduce my thoppe. But I don't fit in the door only.

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Root

Tamil

Region

Bangalore

tofun

\Toe-fann\
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Derogatory term for a wig.

Etymology unknown.

Guessing it is from "toff", a thupping English term referring to the genteel, and maybe, from the practice of the gentry wearing wigs. Perhaps us colonized persons then doffed the "toff-" to portray the English in our plays. And then the term probably came to be used for wigs in general. (In the famous words of Wikipedia, citation needed.)

Anyhoo.

Tofuns are used largely by moving theater groups. They're ghastly looking and smelly, and the strong gum hurts when you pull them off. They're used especially by imitation Shivas, munis, Galileos alike. Very popular during Dusshera.

Unlike modrun wigs, tofuns are quite telltale. Exactly like neighbourhood aunty's suspect jet black hair.

Usage

Macha, see! What Mt. Sanjeevani? That Hanuman's tofun itself is flying!
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Root

English

Region

All India
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When you need to convey the blackest black, as in Vasmol/Godrej hair-dye black, or ebony black, or 100% black, or.. suspect black, use this handy colour.

Usage

Boy 1: Ey, that Nalini miss is 40 years old ra.

Boy 2: Yessa! Ushoo! But full jet black hair she has?

Boy 1: No men. She goes to same beauty parlour like my mummy and gets it dyed it simms!

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Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

bang opposite

vangibath

\vahn-gee-bath OR vahn-guy-bath\
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Predominantly made of brinjals (vangai), this unbearable pus-pimpled pestilential younger cousin of pulao is what mothers call any rice item that is suspect brown in colour.

Making procedure usually involves waking up 20 minutes before school bus, putting whatever you find in the fridge with some rice in the rice cooker, 3 whistles later, take out, make face, and put enough coconut to compensate.

Author of this entry is trying to file a motion towards making "vangibath" a derogatory term for food.

Usage

Hopeful benchmate 1: Ey, what's in your dabba ya? Want to exchange uh?
Benchmate 2 (who actually has yummy sandwich, and is trying to hoodwink 1): Vangibath da. Want uh?
Benchmate 1 (giving look of sympathy): It's ok. I'll eat my curd rice.
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Root

Kannada

Region

Karnataka

Categories

Food and Drink

thupping

\'thupppp-ing \
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Derivative of Thoo!.

When you receive a yelling of unbelievable proportion (amount of saliva can also be taken into consideration), for objectionable behaviour/extreme stupidity - it is called a thupping.

You usually receive thupping from various figures of authority in your life. Mother-Father, Tuition Teacher, Principal, Mali, Milkman, Girlfriend, Bike Mechanic, etc.

Can be used in plural also. Scale can be indicated by prefixing with words like full, colour-colour, proper.

Usage

Thupping is usually used when you are confiding/cribbing to third party.

Terrified, Flustered Boy 1: Macha, Amma has made vangibath. If I don't eat no, full thupping I'll get.

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Root

Kannada

Region

Karnataka

Related Terms

Thoo!

pyoor

\Pyooorli\
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Purely with an impyoor pronunciation.

Note: The emphaticness of the "yooo" is directly proportional to how adulterated something actually is.

Usage

1. Iyengar Bakery Uncle: Aiyyo! No pa, no yegg and all, 100% pyoor vegetarian pups!

2. Scamster Silver Jeweler on Commercial Street: Yes, It is 100% pyoor silver ma. Imported.

2. Chem. Professor: How you will verify if compound is pyoor substance or not? (Throws chalk at back of class) You!stand up on the bench I say!

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Root

English

Region

Basavanagudi

Related Terms

shoor!

Terms referencing this

My stomach is not graveyard, Seal Pack, bhej

stand up on the bench

\Stand Up on Thee bench! (must be delivered with vim and force and so much anger)\
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A unit of the classroom justice system, it is supposedly a punishment bringing great embarrassment and shame to the recipient of it.

Used by frustrated teachers against errant students, this, ahem, punishment is where the student is made to stand on his seat, and remain standing for the rest of the class, or until the teacher barks "what you are standing for? sit down!"

Usage

The hierarchy of the classroom justice system is as follows:

1. Petty crime (mostly giggling) = You! Fingers on thee lips!
2. Juvenile crime (incessant yammering) = Mind thee class!
3. Blatant Stupidity (not doing homework + smug expression) = Stand up on thee bench I say!
4. Daredevilry (sitting in last bench + eating dabba + listening to walkman) = Get out of thee class men!

Added 2011-09-13 by MilkPowder

Root

English

Region

School!

Categories

School and College

Terms referencing this

pen fight, doing like this - like this

Ey Go Ya

\Ayy, (pause) Go Yaa - Must be said with a disgusted face, and a wave of hand\
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Exclamation. December 24, 2012, Word of the Day
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Ey go ya is a literal translation of Kannada "hogo le" or Tamil "po da".

A term of pure frustration, ey go ya is used to dismiss someone. A handy thing to replace "go away" with. Perfect to put out any enthu cutlet's grand plans requiring actual effort.

Usage

The Brain: Come Pinky, we must conquer the world!
Pinky: Ey go ya.

Girl: Ey come no, let's go to Palace Grounds to check out the cute handicrafts things that cost our kidneys put together?
Boy: Ey go ya.

Added 2011-09-13 by MilkPowder

Root

Kannada

Region

South India

Related Terms

Go ya

Terms referencing this

Chouwwa Saala

put off

\Puttt (extra emphasis on T) Aaff (intonation, downwards)\
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Put off usually is used to affirm and encourage a friend's action. Especially if the action is extremely stupid.

It has nothing to do with the actual English phrase about making a smart remark to put someone in his/her/its place. Nor anything to do with procrastination.

Usage

1.
Girl 1: I want to wear purple dress for the party ya.
Girl 2: Ok, put off.

2.
Boy 1: Macha, for that figgar, I'll put kai?
Boy 2 (despite knowing of figgar's rowdy family): Ya, ya. Put off.

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Root

English

Region

All India

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Equivalent to eat/drink/have.

Usage:
Black t-shirt 1: Macha we're going straight to Palace Grounds for the rock show right?
Black t-shirt 2: No da, we'll stop by Dewars (now defunct bar) and put off one or two rounds. Buggers charge too much for booze there.

... a little later...

Black t-shirt 2: Let's go? Show must've started...
Black t-shirt 1: chill ra, those buggers always start late, let's put off one more round and also order some touchings.

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