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This is a rather unsophisticated English translation of a concept very strongly followed in most parts of India. Germing attempts to translate the concepts of "yecchal" in Tamil and "jhoota" in Hindi.
Kids that believe in this miss out on all sorts of exciting shared food in school but, for those of us who didn't believe in it (unless the one attempting to bite into your pup was a maggot infested rowdy), it was a very useful thing. Simply touching the tip of your tongue to that moist chocolate cake would render it unsharable by many. Yay, more food for me!
youngen- Have you germed it, man? Drunk from it.
Venky- Kid, Don't touch my milk shake!
Pref allows you to have longer showers, get iced buns, get two pieces of chicken for dinner, not get ragged and much more.
Pref can be either you birth-right (because you have an older sister in class 12) or you can buy pref by bribing the canteen dudes.
Pref is non-exchangeable and is strictly a limited time offer.
Lawrence School boy 2- from the bakery.
Lawrence School boy 1- but we didn't have jam bun for tea today...
Lawrence School boy 2- yes I know, I have pref.
RegionLawrence School Lovedale
What would we do without the auto-rickshaw?
What other automobile would lend itself so well to self expression- disco lights, rockin' music?
Who would ask us for Rs.300 to go anywhere because Vishnuvardhan is ill or the Central govt are porkis or where you live is just not exciting enough?
Who would block the whole road because they are pushing their friend's auto by foot, uphill to the petrol bunk?
Where would we read such beauties as "romanse nimans" and above mother there is no other?
Related TermsAbove Mother There Is No Other
Terms referencing thisautowallah, 3-plus-1, BTS bus, give respect and take respect, scale, Soodu Vecha Meter, Fatfatiya, lal batti, tropic, singal, tongawallah, oneandoff, one and half, FC, Cycle stand, Free drop for delivery case, Rik, rightoo or leftoo
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How do we deal? Sometimes we simply ignore invitations but this could cause offense and loss of face. The next best thing is to go, briefly, make sure you are in a few photos and in the video with your mouth open and full of food, and then leave.
This jetting through a function is called "showing face". Showing face is often also called "putting face"
Leela: But aren't you going for that wedding?
YRV: Ille ma, I am just showing face and coming back.
Some say, a way of tripping up the first eloquent waxer is to actually answer the question with an odd number. Then they are stumped and you win.
Minkey Chief: What naan-essence, man.
Studmuffin: how many bets?
Sm: ... shit!
Missed calls can say many things, but most often they mean one of the following things-
1. Call me back
Say I don't have "currency" on my phone, then I give you a missed call, you call me back and I chat. Say I have currency but am a cheap skate or a student (which often means the same thing), I can also partake in missed calling.
2. I am downstairs/ outside, come quick!
Again, I am on my kiney outside or at the end of the road so that your rather protective father does not see.
3. Here is my number. Save it.
Exchanging numbers in India almost always go like this. "Give me your number, ya.... ok I've given you missed call"
Sonali: What a kanjus, ya!
If a boy asks a girl if she would like a cool drink, it can be assumed that the boy is wanting to put kai. If the girl agrees, it can be assumed that he will succeed. Best way to kadde a boy is to go for cool drinks, make him pay and then leave with friends by auto.
Due to this connection between cool drinks and putting kai, having cool drinks can also be used as a euphemism for the kai putting.
Ravi: no Appa, I was there.
Appa: Don't lie, Prof. Lakshmipathy told me you were absent. What were you doing, having cool drinks with that Lakshmi again?
Terms referencing thiscooling
girl 2: oh, thanks ya.
This was an acceptable means of release of libido in a single sex, homophobic environment.
girlie- ya, I have started fanning her.
5th std girl- but yesterday you were fanning the Delima house captain.
girlie- ya, but now I left her, ya.