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Ootle, crassly shortened from Veetiku ulley (in the house) is part of a larger phrase ending in "Ootle solltu vandhiyaa ?". This Madras speak translates literally to "Did you tell at home and come ?", in other words, did you let your family know that you're going to die ?

Most commonly used in traffic by or to autodrivers when there's no time to use the full expression.

Usage

You're cycling along at a slow pace at Gemini Circle, or on your Kiney, and an auto driver cuts you off. As you raise your upward palm (fingers tightly together) at him as a WTF, he leans his body nearly fully out of the auto to return the gesture to you, with a quick head motion to the side and and a disparaging, "Ootle ?"
If you are male, this is probably preceded by "Otha!"
Added 2011-08-11 by shortindiangirl

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Tamil

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Otha

Terms referencing this

veetla solita vantiya? Saavugraaki

Sakhlait

\Saak-a-lite or Saak-a-lah-eet\
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Chocolate. Most commonly referring to Cadburys. Nowadays can also refer to Kit-Kat.

Usage

Chayya-coffee-tea-begtabilbarrgarr-idli-vadai-bonda-biscoot-sakhlait-sipsay
Added 2011-08-11 by shortindiangirl

Root

Tamil

Region

South India

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Sipsay
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In the commerce sector, this is an affirmation of the quality of a product.

Usage

Shopper: Isme tho rang niklega nahin (will the colour not go in this fabric) ?

Shopkeeper: Nahin meydum, ye tho Besht Kolti cloth hai (No ma'am, this is a best quality cloth).

Added 2011-08-11 by shortindiangirl

Definition

An Anglo-Indian lady, or one who tries to act like one. Can also just be an Indian woman (typically over 40, but could also be younger) trying to wear western clothes.

Usage

Gossip monger 1: Did you see Mrs Mehta today, full jeans and all... ?
Gossip monder 2: Deadly ya, she thinks she's some major Dingamma Jones and all.
Added 2011-08-11 by shortindiangirl

Root

English

Region

South India

Categories

People

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Dingo
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in the days of manual and electro-mechanical telephone exchanges, there were a limited number of circuits between cities. Thus if you wanted to speak to your Suzie in Bombay, you had to book a trunk call. Sooner or later, the operator will get Suzie on line for your talking pleasure. Sometimes, they would forget, but hey you could call them right back and request it again.

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The call of nature when it comes from the trunk, a word play for a long absence. Someone having to go make a trunk-call is the euphemism for a potty break.

Usage

Fayaz: Kya re mafiq, trunk-call book kiya so? Meri begum Hyderabad mei wait kar-ri so!
Pasha: Lagaya so Fayaz bai, abich nahi aaya so.
Fayaz: mafiq, phir call kar re! urgent bol unne! urgent!!

Also

Dude 1: Ey, is there a loo here ? I have to go ra.
Dude 2: Local call or Trunk call ra ?

Added 2011-08-11 by shortindiangirl

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English

Region

All India

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crank calls

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phone got cut
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An emphatic way to say something is the best option given the context, within a list or simply that it is the best of its kind. It is often used to affirm a suggestion that you yourself are giving. It is most powerfully used when it comprises the entire sentence with no follow on, except to repeat the word.

Usage

Let's stop at a Darshini ra. Besht.

or

Q: How was the Cake-a-mooca ?
A: Besht!

or

Q: I've heard about Fanoos, near Johnson Market, no ? Good aa ??
A: Besht!

Added 2011-08-11 by shortindiangirl

Root

English

Categories

WALTO

Related Terms

Sakkath, Besht kolti

Terms referencing this

Lai Besht