Smalla Brownakrishnen. What to do? We are like this wonly.
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Children, urged by said mummy-daddies, sit on a line of chairs and pass a parcel (usually some tattered toy or slowly deflating balloon) in random coordination to music from a BPL Sanyo. When the music stops, the kid left holding the parcel is "out" or - worse - made DONKEY and relegated to a few minutes of utter embarrassment. This goes on till one kid remains un-donkeyed and inherits the parcel as the prize!
Derived from, presumably, the sanskrit word for elephant (gaja). Made gaja popular, however, by students in Indian educational institutions of highest order.
Ranjith: What? First hand, unlocked aa? Gaja unlikely I think.
Suresh: Dai, hero, what are your chances with that new Nalini girl machaan?
Raju: That first year hottie aa? Gaja slim da. She is not even giving me one look.
Derived from the root word "mundam" which means "without a head".
Mohana: Arrey, it never becomes any other colour ya. It is silver all the time. Therefore. Such a mundoos you are.
It is important for good mamis to always have extra jacket-material (usually 2by2 material cotton material bought at Luz corner) at home because they make excellent take-away gifts when married women and girls of marriageable age (16-21) visit. Nobody uses these jacket pieces, of course. They get recycled to other married women and girls of marriageable age (16-21).
Chitra: Amma, please. I have no matching jacket for that saree!
Pattis, athais and assorted mamis have used "besh besh" to exclaim positively on acceptable dress codes, matrimonial choices, monday vridham meals, oiliness of hair, prominence of the beauty spot, pitch of voice, grace in bharathanatyam and other matters of similar utmost importance.
But the phrase was immortalzied in popular culture by the famous Narasu's Kapi ad in the 1980s with Usilamani saying "Besh, Besh Romba Nanna Iriku".
Padmini (dressed in pavada-jacket): Oh, my friend is dancing at the ashtalakshmi kovil in T-Nagar.
Mami: Oh, besh besh! That Lata vaa?
Terms referencing thisA-One
(a) Enna Sar ithu? Appidiye you came, Appidiye you are leaving.
(b) Paaru da, she looks appidiye like Eyeswarya Rai, ille?
(c) ''Mama...notes eduthuko. Appidiye kaiyle snacks eduthuko..''
Ram: Shall we go watch that new Vijay movie in Devi, da?