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Noun. July 4, 2011, Word of the Day
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While it refers to any person from the Maharashtrian (and Goan) community, it has come to be used as a derogatory term for a more crass, uncultured country bumpkin from the same region. Literally speaking, the term refers to a person from the Ghats (Sahayadri Ghats; a Ghaat is a hilly area). Not your usual suave SoBo that haunts the sports bar in Colaba. If he shows up at an art gallery, it is possible that vandalism may not be out of the question. Unless of course, the artist in question is a certain Mr. Thackeray.

Likely to call it Mumbai and glare at you for using the prior Anglicized name instead. Also see, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) vs. Victoria Terminus (VT) debate. Proud owner of the vada pav stall by the road. Equally proud member of the local Mitra Mandal. Unlikely to be friends with them Tamizh people from Matunga or the Bhaiyas from Virar.

Identified by his/her quintessential choice of Vermilion for the pop of color. White trousers and corresponding head-gear often complete the look. Safari suit for those with money in the co-operative bank. Inspired by the Angry Young Man, he will break into a fight at short notice. Lest one were to misconstrue him as boring, he will also break into a tapori jog in the middle of the streets, bringing traffic to a halt. All communication shall compulsarily end with the greeting "Jai Maharashtra!"

Usage

Senthil: "What ra? Why you push? This is local, not kabbadi ground"
Tukaram: "This general compartment. If you no wan't push, go first class. Aayla!"
Mani: "Chill Senthil. He will get off at Dadar. Bloody Ghaati!"
Tukaram: "Who you call Ghaati? Bloody Madrasi, you go back your Madras. This iz Mumbai! Tambi saala!"
Added 2011-07-01 by Nfyniti

Root

Marathi

Region

Maharashtra

Categories

WALTO

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SoBo
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Noun. September 21, 2011, Word of the Day
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Archetypical Christian Maka Paao girl from Mumbai (Bombay). Mostly from Bandra, primarily a Roman Catholic locality.

Bollywood in the '70s saw her bringing down the walls of a male-dominated office-place, working as a secretary by day and romancing the boss-man by night. No hang-ups there. One who is not shy to let her hair down. Confident and self-aware, she will handle the situation with panache as Mr. Road side Romeo oggles, top to bottom. Stereotyped to be 'available' and fun-loving, yet pictured at mass praying to the Almighty in her Sunday best. Dresses flashily. Not your usual next-door Bombay Behenji.

Usage

Homi: "Yo, Vijay, how was that speed dating event you went to last evening?"
Vijay: "(sighs) Aah! About that, the less said the better"
Homi: "Why? What happened?"
Vijay: "Dude, I am telling you, I have not seen a more disparate crowd in my life"
Homi: "What are you saying!"
Vijay: "Every girl was either a complete behenji or a Sandra from Bandra. There was nothing in between. It's as though every average girl in town is already taken."
Homi: "Wow! That's rough. But wait, you did hook-up with a Sandra at least right?"
Vijay: "Yea! (wicked smile) We are meeting again this evening at Carter Road."
Added 2011-07-01 by Nfyniti
Noun. July 2, 2011, Word of the Day
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A combination of Orkut and Chutiya.

Orkut was a hugely popular social networking portal in India. Viewed by the socially lacking Indian youth as a combination of Facebook, mySpace and Match.com. Sa(i)d men who pursue true ever-lasting love with their evergreen pickup line "Will you make friendship with me?"

Chutiya or chooth is the hindi word for fucker.

The word Orkutiya was made famous by @GulPanag, a keen Bollywood anthropologist who identified the species.

The male orkutiya is identified by the use of the aforementioned pickup line. We hear the usage of this pickup line is a pivotal part of a hazing ritual to gain acceptance into the community. Other identifying characteristics include display pictures of Salman Khan, Tom Cruise or a Kawasaki Ninja/Suzuki Hayabusa. Pictures of Rajanikanth could be used by wannabe orkutiyas.

The female of the species is best identified by the use of pictures of flowers, cute cuddly babies or Aishwarya Rai / Ayesha Takia as the display picture.

Usage

Hiren: "What do you think of this Google+ business?"

Cyrus: "I think its a good thing. I ran away to Facebook to avoid them Orkutiyas. But they followed me. So I guess I will seek peace at Google+ before they find me there."

Added 2011-07-01 by Nfyniti
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Term used for a person of Goan origin in Mumbai. Often potrayed to have a last name such as Fernandes, D'Costa or D'Souza. That guy in the Bollywood movie who is always drunk and whose speech has a perennial slur. Origins of the term are fuzzy with one school of thought suggesting that it refers to the fact that most bakeries (and their bakers) have goan roots. Paao means bread in Konkani. Some suggest it refers to the 'help me god' exclamation used by the community.

Usage

Jignesh: "Where are you headed?"
Homi: "To Bandra man"
Jignesh: "What, you going to meet Sandra from Bandra or what?"
Homi: "No man, I have this maka paao friend from Xaviers..."
Jignesh: "But of course"
Added 2011-06-30 by Nfyniti

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Multiple

Region

Bombay

Categories

WALTO

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Sandra from Bandra
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A double-shot of liquor. Typically, the beginning of a story that goes down-hill. Fast.

Usage

Sukhbir: "Barkeep, I am very happy today!"
Barkeep: "One large coming up"
Sukhbir: "Large? Are you kidding me? Make it a Patiala."
Added 2011-06-30 by Nfyniti

Root

Punjabi

Region

Punjab

Categories

Food and Drink

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ninety, Patiala Peg

JV

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nouveau riche, yet petty bourgeois. Typically associated with kids whose parents live in the Middle-East and those that have the money to spend, yet sadly not the class to show for it. It is short for 'Jolly Villager'.

Usage

Kevin: "Have you seen what Peter is wearing today?"
Aaron: "What's new about that? Once a JV, always a JV"
Added 2011-06-30 by Nfyniti

Root

Konkani

Region

Goa

Categories

WALTO

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UMT

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UMT

UMT

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Characterized by a poor, limited command over the Queen's English and with a pronounced influence of their underlying mother tongue. Short for "Urdu Medium Types"

Usage

Rahul: "Have you met this new kid on the block, Sameer?"
Neville: "Have you heard him speak? Completely and utterly UMT"
Added 2011-06-30 by Nfyniti

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Multiple

Region

Karachi

Categories

WALTO

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JV

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JV