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Sacchi Bolrun

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One of not-as-many-as-you-would-ostensibly-expect Hyderabadis who vocally and vehemently (a) loves the city's lingo; and (b) rues the decimation of the nawabi/'aaram se' andaz of doing things. Use this site often for my blog (nakkobaba.blogspot.in) but when I saw some essential words missing, decided to contribute...as also feel less guilty for all free directs/links from my blog to this site.

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offensive and asinine, that which has achieved highest levels of crassiness, vulgarity-infested : used in great anger/angst when what one encounters defies all norms of propriety....

Usage

"Kya behuda ardar hai bhai Gorement ka. Meter ke hisaab se paise lena kate", said the Auto Union Leader.
(Said the Auto Union Leader about the Government order, "How asinine this Government Order is that requires us to charge as per the meter!")
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Behuda pikcharan nai dekhna bole to sunte nai aaj-kal-ke potti-potta (This youth of today does not heed advice to refrain from watching vulgar movies, I say.)
Added 2013-03-16 by Sacchi Bolrun

Root

Hindi

Region

Hyderabad

Definition

One who has abandoned all vestiges of shame, rather shamelessly...

Usage

Bawa: Arre oh behaya potte! Teri takiya ke niche Human Digest kaiku hai?
(Father: Oh Shameless Man! What is this Human Digest doing under your pillow)?!!)
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Urdu

Region

Hyderabad

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besharam
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Father. In chaste Hyderabadi lingo.

Often Amma complains to Bawa in case of kirkiri

Usage

Hamare bawa merku mardalte ye baat unku malum hue to.
(My father shall surely terminate my mortal existence if he comes to know of this....)
Added 2013-03-16 by Sacchi Bolrun

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Hyderabadi

Region

Hyderabad
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Behaya means shameless, emaya is a Telugu word and means "what Sir". So the term means one who has abandoned all vestiges of shame, rather shamelessly and is aan-the-way to climbing the TV Tower in Hyderabad to proclaim it to the world and ask "so what" if someone says anything. Shameless and proud of it type langa.
- A Hopeless case behaya

Usage

Student X: Look at him. He got caught trying to chori-fy my penpencil and even after Brother caned him, he is walking around shamelessly like hero.
Student Y: Arre, why will he be ashamed: he is 'behaya ante emaya' types.
Added 2013-03-16 by Sacchi Bolrun

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Hyderabadi

Region

Hyderabad
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Usually used by bawas to refer to their good-for-nothing faltu sons. Also mumbled by school teachers of yore when they were looking at a non-shareef's answer paper and prior to handing the said paper to the by-now trembling non-shareef, they would shake their head in the most sombre/disappointing way.

Basically, someone elder to you expressing disappointment with your performance/ general existence and behaviour. It could be a much deserved remonstration it e.g. dad at seeing your Inter-pass marks. Or could be simply borne out of spite eg. naughty Indian uncle whose potti you were doing line-maroing to

Usage

I dont want to tell you anything. You are a hopeless case.
Added 2013-03-16 by Sacchi Bolrun

Root

English

Region

All India

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gone case

menimeni tanks

\many-many-tanks\
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Used to convey much more gratitude; as opposed to offering a simple tanks. Signal that the thankee has done something wonderful for the thanker for which a simple tanks may not suffice and may actually be considered an affront. Typically used by uncles and mostly with a big smile. Sometimes also followed up with a warm shakehand, except when talking to big Saars who don’t want to do shaking and all that.

Usage

Boss: You are wanting leave to go to Tirupati? OK, then I will sanction. But you have to get laddus for my family.
Employee: Meni meni tanks, Saar.
Added 2013-03-15 by Sacchi Bolrun

Root

English

Region

South

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Tanks
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A not-so-well-known Hyderabadi expression to denote a specific type of Telugu populace (not necessary uncle/aunty age, always). A typical specimen of such populace would display 4 or more of the following characteristics:

1. Prolific gold wearing. For e.g. as far as male specimens go, in addition to the standard gold chain, he may also resolve to adorn himself with one/two rings (in addition to the wedding band, of course), a strip of gold on the wrist (somewhat like a bracelet but more substantial) and a golden watch. Sometimes, golden belt buckle also you can see as also a keychain dangling from the belt-loop. That is also golden only.
2. Inexplicable wariness re the Old City/ older parts of Hyderabad and general impression that it is a lawless basti where psychopaths, dacoits, arsonists, rapists, assassins, KDs and such anti-social elements freely abound and practice their skills. However, this wariness is not always mentioned vocally but is subtly expressed.
3. Has an unhealthy fondness for visiting the Prasads multiplex, Lumbini Park, NTR Gardens irrespective that the same are now almost chambu.
4. Inadvertently butchers Dakhani lingo and Hindi by placing/misplacing consonants, vowels, ostensibly owing to the hangover of the somewhat softer linguistics of the Telugu language. Also, finds it extremely difficult to pronounce words with strong/prominent vocalizations. Eg: the epiglottal ‘Kh’ as in Khan becomes 'Kaan', 'Thehro' becomes "Tairo" , etc.
5. Is usually not Hyderabad born-raised but an import from the 22 other districts of Andhra Pradesh. Probably explains characteristics 2-4 above.
6. On account of 5, one of the worst BTMs and male versions thereof you will encounter: you would be forgiven for assuming that they are from Milan/Paris and from Swiss finishing schools such is their fashion acumen and social grace/ airs. Irrespective of sex, style icons for the new gen are the versatile Tollwood actors Cherry and/or Bunny and vociferous defenders of these icons of haute couture they can be.
7. Use of any of the following terms more than 3 times in a conversation over 3 minutes: keka, abba, cha!, antha scene emi ledu, Pedda Pudding, light theesko, can’t able to, shoor, adi matter, mass, nee bondha, clarity, Nee Moham, etc
8. The male of this species is also known to go into a frenzy when he sees the midriff of the female species, salivating even at times when the navel is seen. The woman of this species abhors the male of these species for their gold fixation, navel gazing and moustaches and publicly proclaim that all Telgudian men are ugly.

Usage

Saleem: Chal bhai biryani khake aainge shehar ku jaake.
Mallesh: Main nai aate. Tum jao. Merku kaam rehte.
Later thinking: Mai gaye to mere gold le lete Old City mein.
(Saleem: Let us go to the Old City for biryani.
Mallesh: You go. I have work.
Mallesh later thinking: If I go, I will get robbed of all the gold I am wearing)
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Salma: Chal na re. GVK Mall mein Tommy Hilfiger, Aldo aur Mango main sale hai kate. Thoda dekh ke shopping karke aainge. Uske baad ek beer peeinge Hard Rock mein.
Lakshmi: Chee. Tairo ji. Apan Prasadz ku jaainge: waan pe Langoors, Tata, Bata sab rehte. Shopping ke baad bazu Bawarchi ki Irani Biriyani kake aainge.

(Salma: Hey girl. Heard that there is a sale going on at the Tommy Hilfiger, Aldo and Mango stores at the GVK mall. Lets go? We can go to Hard Rock after for a beer.
Lakshmi: Why to go there? We can get world class brands like Langoors, Tata and Bata at Prasadz. We can also eat off at Bawarchi Biryani Irani Hotel next to Prasadz)

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Root

Hyderabadi

Region

Hyderabad

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Telanga

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Telanga

Definition

Another term for Telgudian.

As such it is widely acknowledged that whilst the Telgudians, especially men, may have the outward appearance of Ron Jeremy, they have the innards of Tom Cruise. Golden hearted, decent and all that.

Usage

Saleem: Nai Salman Bhai ki pikchar aai kate. Chal dekh ke aainge. Mallesh ku bhi phone kar.
Jahangir: Arre. Woh Telange ku main phone nai karta re bhai. Meri Hindi bhi chambu ho jari usse baat kar kar ke.
(Saleem: New Salman Brother's movie has come. Come on let us go and call that Mallesh also.
Jahangir: Look here young friend. Am not calling Mallesh as his assault on Dakhani has left me scarred linguistically many a time.)
Added 2013-03-15 by Sacchi Bolrun

Root

Hyderabadi

Region

Hyderabad

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Telgudian

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Telgudian
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A Telgudian way of saying sure. Causes greater reassurance than merely hearing "sure"

Usage

A: Please come tomorrow.
B: Shoor.
Added 2013-03-15 by Sacchi Bolrun

Root

English

Region

Hyderabad

Definition

A hair-extinct scalp.

A bald personage.

Full moon.

Door knob.

A takla.

Usage

Abba! Woh bodke ku dekh. Hajam ki dukaan mein kya karne jaara?

(Hey! Look at that baldy. Why is he venturing into a barbershop?)

Added 2013-03-14 by Sacchi Bolrun

Root

Hyderabadi

Region

Hyderabad

Related Terms

takla, chikni handi, chiknot, mottai

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chiknot, chikni handi