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ladice seat

\ley-dis\
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Used to denote a seat exclusively for ladies. If a man is found sitting on this seat (usually in a bus or train) he will be gently told to move over as it is a ladice seat. This is probably one of the few times the Indian male displays charming manners by quietly moving without any argument to another seat.

Usage

Conductor: Guru, this is a ladice seat. Kindly vacate this seat.
Man: Ok no problem! I genuinely did not know you see.
Added 2011-07-12 by nisa

kindly adjust

\audjest\
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Accompanied by a squeezed up facial expression and a side to side nod, it is used when asking someone to politely make a minor adjustments either to their bodily movements or attitudes.

Usage

Passenger 1: Hello boss, there is place only for 3 peoples and we are already 3 so please tell aunty to move somewhere else.
Passenger 2: Please sir, she is very aged and needs to sit somewhere -- kindly adjust for a few minutes!
Added 2011-07-12 by nisa
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this is used to denote a higher level of cunning, back stabbing, connivance and other such common traits often associated with India's unscrupulous politicians.

Usage

Subbu is a great politician! The only way he got the promotion is because he knows how to play politics very well. One cunning fellow he is!
Added 2011-07-05 by nisa

Root

English

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Swami Ramdev
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Usually means place of birth or hometown. Often heard when people at work are applying for leave and in response to the question of whereabouts this familiar word pops up!

Usage

Guru: Subbu! I heard you will not be able to do the permutations and combinations of the data analysis for that client next week because you are not here??
Subbu: What to do da, I am going to my native. Family function, what to do.
Added 2011-07-04 by nisa

Root

English

Region

South India

Categories

WALTO

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Native place

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ammanji, Naati, Hailing
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Definition

Used often to enquire if there is a surprise/anything unique/different/ news that is unheard of as yet.

Usage

So Chikku what is special on the menu today?

Duggu did you bring me anything special from America this time? A new daughter-in-law perhaps:)?

Added 2011-07-04 by nisa

Categories

WALTO

Definition

Used by older family members to describe those who according to them are fair and lovely (read: beeauutiful!). Nothing is worse than going over to greet family (specifically toothless grannies) after a long time with the tormenting thought that you will be publicly greeted with a needling comment about how the sun has taken away all the beauty that you ever possessed!

Usage

Granddaughter: Nita's little girl is so dusky and beautiful no nani?

Grandmother: Are you blind or what!? That child has no colour! Fortunately the father's side has some, they are all white as snow. Ahh anyway let us see when she grows up if she is lucky to get her father's side colour!

Added 2011-07-04 by nisa

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Wheatish complexion

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sound
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Noun.
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drama queen, over reacting to something

Usage

Diya did so much nautanki when when we were in school
Diya is a nautanki!
Added 2011-07-01 by nisa

Root

Hindi

Region

North India

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IPL
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A1

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Used to describe something super

Usage

This TV is A1 quality sir, better you buy it today otherwise tomorrow no guarantee for availability
Added 2011-07-01 by nisa

Root

Multiple

Region

All India

Categories

WALTO

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sakkath, super

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First class
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Definition

referring to someone who is super duper cool or even describing something that as the name suggests is more that what can be handled at the time in a positive way. However the key here is the way it is said...often either with a cocky undertone or an excited squeek.

Usage

This stuffed panner paratha is too much i say!
Shah rukh's lastest movie KKFHEBB is too much yaar, you have to go see it!

Added 2011-07-01 by nisa

Root

English

Region

All India

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sakkath, super

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ekdum, machak, Chalta Phirta Traffic, Keka
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Definition

often exclaimed in disgust with a biting of lower lip to indicate displeasure

Usage

thuh! rascal! you are a bloody cheat i say!
Added 2011-07-01 by nisa

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

Categories

WALTO

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chee

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Saari Ra, Sick, Thu, thuh!, vanthi bath, Pa, Gandu
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