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Dummu

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In the early 50s in Bombay, which was the center of the universe for this kid growing up, the double deckers, chaotic traffic, pista bars for 2 annals, and Regal theatre in Colaba, a shout of "body run over" was just too frequent, an indication that perhaps a person getting off a double decker while it was in motion was struck by a vehicle just getting into a seeming empty slot. People would mill, no ambulances those days, the injured person somehow shelled by relatives,friends strangers to a hospital or to some peaceful place.

The shout "Body Run over" was enough for this kid to drop whatever activity was in place to run to the scene of the accident.

Usage

Arrey, "body run over", Poor bugger must have been getting off in motion!
Added 2011-09-18 by Dummu

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English

Region

Mumbai

Definition

Irony forms the underpinnings of many Indian languages. Here, literally, " what does a monkey know about the fragrance of ginger?" is at once funny-- monkeys often appear in the laguage in a disparaging, funny, or exalted reference-- but the context of "fragrance" and "ginger" is also quaint. So the meaning is similar to "you cannot make silk purse with sow's ears" - but not the same-- since it does not contain the dripping irony of the former.

Usage

Arre chod dey yaar! Bandar kya jaane adrak ka swaad!
Added 2011-09-16 by Dummu

Root

Hindi

Region

North India

Definition

This is a scatalogical tour-de-force cogently captured in 7 words. Starts with your mother and her you-know-what and an elephant's dick and what you did to your sister. Is there something more graphic in any language?

Usage

Usually said when agitated but heck it can be as part of a casual conversation. Delhi Ambassador taxi drivers sprinkle this in their casual conversation.. at least used to until Twitter caught up
Added 2011-08-20 by Dummu

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

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Very Bad Words

Coffeeeeyao

\Cof-feeeee-yai\
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The plaintive cry emanating from a railway platform - Bezwada- comes to mind- signalling to the tired and slightly sooty passenger that the coal-powered steam has crossed vast distances for this undeserved pleasure of drinking coffee from matka cups. Lattes were not invented then.

Usage

coffee, coffee, coffeeeyai!
Added 2011-08-20 by Dummu

Root

English

Region

All India

Related Terms

Sipsay, Filter

Terms referencing this

degree coffee, SLV

Dakota

\Duck-oat-ahh\
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Noun. November 24, 2012, Word of the Day
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cheat sheet in the 1960s. In a closed book exam little paper planes with the answers cryptically written can be seen flying around when the proctor is not looking... Paper planes...Dakota was a common transport plane then..

Usage

Yaar, Dakota tho phenk do! (said in a whispered hush, meaning "Buddy, throw me a Dakota!")
Added 2011-08-19 by Dummu

Root

English

Region

All India

Categories

School and College

Related Terms

Marks sheet

Terms referencing this

ladkaasi
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Fissiparous tendencies

\Fissi-pare-us\
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Phrase. October 1, 2011, Word of the Day
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Break up into parts.
To the generation of the Midnight Children aka born around Partition, fissiparous tendencies was a convenient crutch to explain subversive actions. The perpetrators then were in order: the US,the CIA, the West, and Pakistan. Today Pakistan is the only entity in this rarefied crowd. Throw in China when the phrase is seriously used.

Even the first syllable sounds like something falling apart...

Usage


"The Prince showed that despite being from a Royal family, he could mix freely like a commoner and for the first time in Indian cricket history he put together a team that was devoid of regional and fissiparous tendencies which was the curse of Indian teams till then."
Added 2011-08-19 by Dummu

Root

English

Region

All India

Terms referencing this

Hue and Cry Notice, ISI, State actors