The definitive guide to South Asian lingo

The region "Madras Chennai" has 4 entries

MCC

\pro-nunn-see-ay-shun\
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Abbreviation.
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Definition

Short form of Madras Christian College, Chennai. NOT Mount Carmel, Bangalore. So there.

Usage

MCC is way better than Mount Carmel could ever hope to be.
Added 2012-02-24 by sid.on.keys

Root

English

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ambel

\amb-ael\
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Verb.
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Definition

Gone case, screwed.

Usage

Machan, Tanya saw me winking at Lata. Ambel only!!
Added 2011-11-13 by Oh Pinne

kela

\Ke - la\
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Verb.
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Definition

Originally meaning Banana in Hindi. In South India and primarily in Madras it means To cheat or dump somebody in a relationship.

Usage

Machaan as soon as i said we'll take our relationship to the next level, she gave off Kela da.

Hehe, how many times i told you? Now go eat kela, useless lout.

Added 2011-09-14 by Oh Pinne

Root

Tamil

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KLPD, gaand mein danda
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Noun.
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The slang name of Villivakkam, a fisherfolk village in Chennai where many (some say most) of the women and many of the men have sold one of their kidneys. The money is most often used to pay off their husbands debts or to pay for their husbands drinking habits.

Villivakkam, or "Kidney Vakkam," as it has been known for decades, is Chennai's most important location for the lucrative organ trade. Hundreds of its residents have had their kidneys removed over the years, the long scar along one side of the waistline a permanent reminder of that sale.
Today, illegal kidney rings can be found across India, where 100,000 to 150,000 people suffer from renal failure every year and only 4,000 authorized transplants take place. Targeting inner-city slums and rural areas, middlemen and brokers seek out willing "donors," offering India's poor a quick way to escape financial debt or to bankroll a costly wedding for an eligible daughter.

Usage

If you ever need a kidney for a transplant go to Kidneyvakkam and you will find a willing donor.
Added 2011-07-05 by porkipaya

Root

Tamil

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