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meter mele

\meter mey-ley\
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extra charge demanded by bangalore auto drivers. Literally means "over what the meter shows". Usually followed by how much its expected to be over.

Usage

Jaggesh: TG halli bartheera?
Auto Shankar: Meter mele 20 rupees kodtheera?
Jaggesh: wokay, banni.

@TG Halli:
Jaggesh literally keeps Rs.20 in the meter

Added 2012-02-22 by SolpaAdjustMaadi

Root

Kannada

Region

Karnataka

Categories

Transportation

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pattapatti chaddi

\pa-tah pa-tea cha-dee\
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long knickers worn in place of undies by old men, rural men and generally men from the last century. typically blue-green-n-white stripes. Usually worn under a dhoti or lungi; typically such that ~60% of chaddi is visible by raising the dhoti and tucking into said knicker's waistline.

Usage

Raju: How was your weekend drive around Bangalore, ra?
Ramu: Awesome, da. We got lost in some villages and saw tons of people in pattapatti chaddis.
Added 2012-02-17 by SolpaAdjustMaadi