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Noun. August 19, 2013, Word of the Day
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Common mispronunciation of Lavelle Road by rowdy, oneandhalf charging autowallah and his ilk who incur consistent admonishing from the fat polissman for being speedy cowboys and breaking traffic signals at will.

As it would happen, the epithet thus bestowed holds quite true – Lavelle road happens to be one of Bangalore's cutest pocket of areas with even cuter houses. Lovely.

Usage

Gulo: Bhaiya, Lavelle road
Autowallah: Lovely road aa ??
Gulo: Yes, yes. How much?
Autowallah: OneandHalf
Added 2011-12-01 by Oriya Cookie

Root

English

Region

Bangalore

Categories

Places

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Scent Marks Road, Lovely
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Phrase. June 6, 2012, Word of the Day
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The iron toast simbly put is the good old buttered up bread toasted using an iron. Essential part of Indian boarding school lingo, the iron toast rules the roost in such hostels where any form of primitive gadgetry such as water heater were deemed contraband and seized by scheming wardens.

Ironically the iron happened to be one of the few gadgets permissible for possession on account of the perfect grooming prescribed for eng bais.

Usage

Raga: Dai tambi get two breakfast plates for us on Saturday. At least 10 slices of bread each. Don't forget.
Junior: Yes baiyya, on whose name?
Raga: For Battu, he's calling in sick. Understood.
Junior: Ok baiyya, can I also have one iron toast. Just one, pliss.
Raga: Bleddy bugger stay in your jetties.
Added 2011-11-25 by Oriya Cookie

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

Food and Drink

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Jugaad

ENC

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Emperor's New Clothes. Originates from the fairy tale with the same name written by Hans Christian Andersen. Used for a person who even though has no clue but participates in a discussion or agrees to some one else's opinion to appear that he knows. Much like the protagonist of the fairy tale, the king who is duped by the tailors who claim to make him an invisible fabric and succeed in doing so thanks to the pretense of his own subjects.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Emperor's_New_Clothes

Usage

Raga: Yaar that bugger Porky said he's cracked the Donnie Darko website.
Lom: What bullshit. And you believed him. I asked him the password for the second level and he looked at me as if I was talking Greek.
Raga: Musn't have wanted to share it with you.
Lom: Balls. ENC.
Raga: Hmm . . . could be. In fact it is ENC because I remember that bugger being in sick-bay the day that movie was screened.
Added 2011-11-25 by Oriya Cookie

Root

English

Region

All India
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Verb. November 23, 2015, Word of the Day
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A favourite punishment amongst the Indian Army training staff apart from rifle-lugging. Front roll is a corruption of the term Forward Roll, most likely borrowed from the Brit army who borrowed it from gymnastics.

The front or forward roll is started from a standing position. The gymnast then crouches down, places their hands shoulder width apart and hands facing forward. They tuck their chin to their chest and place the back of their head onto the floor. They then push off of the floor with their legs and rotate over their head onto their back. The gymnast then presses their feet onto the floor and whips the arms forwards to stand up.

Usage

PK: Hey, have you boys seen DP?
Someone in the crowd: He should be barfing given the 5 rounds of front rolling he's done this morning.
PK: Why? What happened?
Sitc: Boozy caught him taking the super short-cut over the greens, 5 rounds straight. Poor guy, if I was him, I say I'd rather walk the extra mile than have my innards in my mouth.
Added 2011-11-25 by Oriya Cookie

Root

English

Region

All India

Marksist

\marxist\
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A pun on the term – Marxist, but has nothing to do with its meaning whatsoever. A card carrying Marksist is one who's a sucker for marks and triples up as a total mugpot, teacher's pet and sometimes a very dangerous snitch, basically everything he can within his mortal power to score well.

Came into popular usage after the movie – In which Annie gives us those ones.

Usage

Battu: I heard our boy is teaching the Princi's daughter math.
Amit: Bleddy, he and his Marksist theories. Anyway that Princi's kid is not too bright. Just imagine if the kid flunks or something our boy will be in deep soup.
Added 2011-11-25 by Oriya Cookie

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

School and College

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Paand, mugpot, Commie Kutty

BCF

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Back where I Come From. Official part and parcel of NRI lingo which is used for the sake of comparison in the state of affairs between motherland and faarin. Often looked down upon by hardcore Indian nationalists and sundry especially when used by people who pick up accents when they fly-over a country.

Usage

Prasanna: What's the point of this darned 11 o' clock deadline, mate. The party's just started. Is there no other pub we may hop to? I was under the impression they call this the city of pubs?? What the ...
Parshant: (unceremoniously interrupts) Don't you dare BCF on me. Let me call Sid, I'm sure that boozard has stocked aplenty that we can swig off.
Added 2011-11-25 by Oriya Cookie

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English

Region

world

Categories

WALTO

GKB

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Galiyon ka Badshah. Person who knows his way around the city like the back of his band. He knows all the short-cuts by heart and many of the shortest-cuts in the city are attributed to him. He can take you to places in minimum time, avoiding all traffic signals, jams, greedy cops and chakkas. If you air-drop him blind-folded in any part of the city he will smell his way home and brake before every single speed breaker.

Usage

Lom: Abe, take that left . . . whatareyoudoingman??? Now movie is gone beta.
Dabba: Saale LKB, if we'd have taken that turn na we might have run into Nazoo and missed the movie, understood. Ab bol, who's the real GKB.
Added 2011-11-25 by Oriya Cookie

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

Categories

People

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LKB

DBC

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Death by Chocolate. By far the most popular ice-cream concoction at the legendary Corner House. An absolute winner amongst all age-groups luring people with its challenging nomenclature.

Usage

Battu: Dude, ask Raga to join for us for dinner before he leaves na.
Lom: That madcap just devoured 2 DBC's in front of me. I don't think he'll eat breakfast also tomorrow.
Dabba: If flights were any faster he'd have packed one of those back home.

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Raga: Oh boy I've heard a lot about this Death by Chocolate. I bet that you can't polish off 2 of those.
Lom: Bring it on machaa.
Raga: (to Snooty Uncle at Corner House counter, who has the look of someone who has invented ice-cream or stole it from the Gods for us lowly mortals) 4 death by chocolates, please.
Snooty Uncle: (doesn't respond)
Raga: 4 death by chocolate, death by - ice-cream, ice-cream
Snooty Uncle: DBC, you mean.
Raga: (monosyllabic approach at a repartee)

Added 2011-11-25 by Oriya Cookie

Root

English

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

corner house, HCF

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corner house
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Verb. March 31, 2012, Word of the Day
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Part of Indian boarding school lingo attributed to the act of cleansing parts of your body visible after you've dressed, mostly limbs, neck and face of-course to look clean and presentable. Basin bath owes its origins to the hilly boarding schools of India where unassuming kids from sub-tropical regions are thrown into Siberian weather to be socially eloquent and educated.

Usage

Raga: Bugger get up da, Minthami is already in the dining hall for breakfast.
Dabba: Oh no will have to quickly do with a basin bath.
Raga: Chee, stinky bugger you are.
Added 2011-11-22 by Oriya Cookie