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Pocha Kaka

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A rogue anglophile trapped in the post-colonial narrative of existential crises.

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Noun. May 22, 2012, Word of the Day
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Fish-and-rice. Staple food of Bengali-speaking regions of Hindoostan. Homonym of 'Marx-badh'- or 'Follower of Marx'. Hence the connection between dietary habits and the political scenario in Bengal.

Usage

Horipodo: Maach-bhaat chai. (Want fish-and-rice)
Bhojohori: Eeediate, ebhryware you go you ask phor phish!
Added 2012-05-12 by Pocha Kaka

Root

Bengali

Region

Calcutta

Categories

Food and Drink

Terms referencing this

Alleppey fish curry

Definition

Frequently inscribed on the rear parts of Indian trucks- an instruction on what to do with headlights after dark.

Usage

BLOW "Use Dipper at Night" HORN
Added 2012-05-12 by Pocha Kaka

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

Transportation

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Horn Ok Please

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Definition

Move your effin' butt. Uttered politely.

Usage

Upendra- "Maaga! No seat here only. You think you are king of the bus?? Swalpa adjusht maadi".
Added 2012-05-12 by Pocha Kaka

Root

Kannada

Region

Bangalore

Terms referencing this

kindly adjust
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Phrase.
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Definition

Masturbation/ Stimulation by one's own or another person's hand.

Usage

Bhojohori: Wanderful! How you do this body-building?
Horipodo: 2 hours at gym, followed by hand-practice for bicep and tricep.
Added 2012-05-12 by Pocha Kaka

Root

English

Region

All India
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Phrase.
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A dubious reference to the incendiary nature of pubic hair and its propensity to burst into flames spontaneously when the person in question has been adequately teased or irritated. This property of pubic hair may be little more than urban legend, may have roots in Bengali mythology- but the usage persists to this day. ("Jhaat"- Pubic Hair, "Jalano"- To burn)

Usage

Bhojohori- "Ei, how many roads must a man walk down before you can call him a man?"
Horipodo- Saala, jhaat jalano hochey naki? (Are you trying to set my pubic hair on fire, here?)
Added 2012-05-11 by Pocha Kaka

Root

Bengali

Region

Calcutta

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jhaatu

Communist

\Com-oo-neest (Bengali)/ Gom-you-nist (Malyali)\
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Noun.
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Definition

Mostly subset of the Mallu and Bong diaspora. Characterized by overt adherence to age-old political theory, ritual 'bandhs', setting up of Marx and Engels statues in public places. Likes: Land-reform, culture, atheism, Josef Stalin. Dislikes: Mamata Banerjee, Coca-Cola.

Usage

Bhojohori: Ei, look at my new red-colour T-shirt.
Horipodo: Red colour? You think you are bladdy communist?
Added 2012-05-11 by Pocha Kaka

Root

Multiple

Region

All India

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Naxalite

Koshy's

\ 'Go-shees' (Mallu), 'Co-shees' (Everyone else)\
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Noun.
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Definition

Joint in Bangalore where enthu cutlets tramp across the city to be seen lazing around in. Dated decor, peeling paint, misplaced ostentation- to invoke nostalgia.

Usage

Chenappa: Why Koshy's, da?
Upendra : Cuz I can't afford Hard Rock Cafe next door...
Added 2012-05-10 by Pocha Kaka

Root

Multiple

Region

Bangalore

Categories

Places, Food and Drink

Terms referencing this

Fanoos, Naidu mess, Tom's

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