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thewanderingv

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Latecomer to the tamil slang pound party, but hopefully will be remembered as an "A for the effort" kind of guy.

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veetla solitiya

\veet-la-sol-tya\
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Literally means "have you informed them at home?"

Coloquially used on the road to indicate bad driving, by asking whether the culpable party has informed his family that he will be dying today.

Usage

Dai, otha baadu, this is a one way road, enna, veetla solitiya?
Added 2011-07-21 by thewanderingv

Definition

The phrase is used to indicate impropriety of some nature, such as excessive skin showing, or visible underwear.

It is used in awkward situations to create further embarrassment.

This phrase is not used to mildly remonstrate.

Usage

Hey Latha, your thong is showing! Ha ha, shame shame puppy shame!
Added 2011-07-20 by thewanderingv
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Used to indicate a resumption of communication after a period of katti; to indicate a resumption of friendship.

See katti, which is used to indicate a cessation of communication/friendship.

Usage

A: Hey, I'm really sorry I tried to sleep with your sister. It won't happen again.

B: Ok, no more katti, dosti.

Added 2011-07-20 by thewanderingv

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

Related Terms

I am katti with you, katti, Ka

katti

\kat-ti\
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Used to indicate a forcible cessation of communication; to excommunicate (temporarily); to indicate a cessation of friendship.

See dosti, which is used to indicate a resumption of communication/friendship.

Usage

A: Hey, what's up?
B: Bugger off, I'm katti with you.
Added 2011-07-20 by thewanderingv

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

Related Terms

I am katti with you, ka, dosti

Terms referencing this

Baduddai, dosti
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Money

Originates from Tamil word for money, panam. Used widely across South African Indian community.

Usage

A: Howzit? Got some spare change to pay the car watcher?
B: Sorry brother, I'm all out of pano.
Added 2011-07-20 by thewanderingv

Root

Tamil

Region

South Africa

Categories

Money & Business
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Literally used to describe poor box office performances of films.

More colloquially used to describe any failure.

Usage

A: How was your dinner with Anna da? Any achaks-machaks to report?

B: No macha, she got shellfish poisoning and bloated up like a balloon. Total flop show.

Added 2011-07-20 by thewanderingv

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

ran for 100 days

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Orey the + adjective
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Rule / Ruler / Line Gauge

Instrument used in geometry, technical drawing or otherwise to measure distances or produce straight lines.

Old colonial inheritance. In disuse throughout the rest of the english speaking world.

Usage

Can you pop me a scale da? I broke mine playing scale game with aggressive Shankar.
Added 2011-07-20 by thewanderingv

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

School and College

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scale game
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pop

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Definition

To lend.

Usage

Shankar: Angelo, can you pop me 100 rupees?
Angelo: Chanceless.
Added 2011-07-20 by thewanderingv

Root

English

Region

All India

Terms referencing this

pop isai, Alisha
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Definition

Matriculation board school

Usage

Which DAV are you studying in? CBSE or Matric?
Added 2011-07-20 by thewanderingv

Root

English

Region

South India

Categories

School and College

merc

\merk\
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Definition

Mercedez-Benz

Usage

The thalaivar will only ride in a merc.
Added 2011-07-20 by thewanderingv