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Northern Southie

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A devilishly misleading bureaucratic expression familiar to any hapless common man who's ever been to a government office. The primary purpose of those two words imply that while all hope isn't lost, stuff just ain't gonna get done, unless of course there's some quality chai-paani involved. In the latter case, your matter gets bumped up by a full notch to being "under ACTIVE consideration".

Usage

Ram: Sir, any progress on the passport issuance?
Officer: My senior was away on a vacation so it might take another month. Bu don't worry, your application is under consideration!
Added 2012-07-20 by Northern Southie

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English

Region

All India
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The overbearing sister of your dad, who cramps your style by heavily influencing every single aspect of your decision making...

Usage

Ram: I can't go to the cricket match today.

Shyam: Why da?

Ram: Bua constrictor says I need to finish my homework and then do the laundry

Added 2012-05-13 by Northern Southie

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English

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All India

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A reverent term for anyone from the land of Five rivers (Punjab), most typically used by and for our big-hearted, hard-working, turban-sporting brothers - the Sardars. Not to be confused with Hindi word for mischievous, this courteous phrase implies almost the opposite of mischief. Paaji is the Punjabi equivalent of Uncleji or Bhaisaab in other parts of the Northern plains.

Usage

Ram: O Paaji, how is the match?
Mr.Singh: Oye puttar, Bhajji is on a hattrick.
Ram: Balle balle
Added 2012-04-29 by Northern Southie

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Punjabi

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Punjab

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People

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bhaisaab, Uncleji
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A rather sloppy abbreviation for testimonials, that found its way into the popular lingo of cyber-Indians through the largely defunct Orkut. The rather striking reference to mail-genitalia aside,it consists of mostly made-up crap about love,friendship, internet-memes, annoying emoticons, and embarrassing anecdotes about friends,brothers, sisters or even teachers.Having an Orkut account without one such testi amounted to being a social outcast.

Usage

Ram: ahh.. I can finally relax. after a whole year of being ignored I finally got a couple of testis from my friends.
Added 2012-04-28 by Northern Southie

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English

Region

All India

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subsi, Orkutiya
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A subsi-dized version of the word subsidiary, used by college-goers to refer to subsidiary subjects, which itself means all the other useless junk you gotta read about in addition to the Honors course subject.

Usage

Ram: Hey results are out. How did you do machan?
Shyam: OK only, but I failed my chemistry subsi
Added 2012-04-28 by Northern Southie

Root

English

Region

All India

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School and College

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testi
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Phrase. February 14, 2014, Word of the Day
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Coy Indian women use the phrase to talk about their hubby dearest, as its considered a travesty to call husbands by their first names in certain parts of the motherland. Literally translates into " My him", thus treading a thin line between polite, vague and romantic (or even, daintiness).

Usage

Ram: Hi Seema. Had lunch?
Seema: not yet. Mere woh aayenge, then only I will eat.
Added 2012-04-20 by Northern Southie

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Hindi

Region

North India
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Common phrase to describe one's well-being. May additionally be used to indicate successful repair-work and/or to judge the quality of relationships.

Usage

Shyam: Hey long time no see..is everything OK?
Ram: O yaar, everything's fittum-fit. I was on a vacation.

Ram: Do you think you can fix my bike?
Shyam: Not to worry. I will make sure it is fittum-fit by the end of the day.

Added 2012-04-18 by Northern Southie

Root

English

Region

All India

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aal izz well

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badhiya hai!
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Phrase. July 13, 2012, Word of the Day
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The popularity of this day-to-day phrase was catapulted to superstardom levels by an Asian Paints commercial in the early part of the millennium. An incredibly versatile phrase that puts a positive spin on almost any conversation the moment its brought into use. Surfaces in the beginning of 99.99% of phone conversations with family members or friends (example 1). Alternatively, can also be used to great effect for delivering sarcasm (example 2), envy (example 3) or ignorance ( example 4).

Usage

1. Ram: Heyyy, Shyam! long,long time. How's everything man?
Shyam: Badhiya hai!
2.Dad: 2 out of 10 on maths? Badhiya hai!
3. Sunil babu, Naya ghar, nayi gaadi..Badhiya hai!
4. India won the World cup? Badhiya hai!
Added 2012-04-18 by Northern Southie

Root

Hindi

Region

All India

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fittum-fit, aal izz well
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Noun. November 17, 2012, Word of the Day
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Possibly the biggest manufacturer of Diwali firecrackers in India. Popular varieties include, but are not limited to 100wala, atom bomb, ground chakkars, flower pots, rockets, electric sparklers, skyshot. Also, makers obviously never intended to market the said crackers in other English-speaking countries. For best results, Cock brand items should be properly warmed up under the bright sun for at least 4-5 hours prior to usage.

Usage

Ram: This is the best diwali ever. I love Cock bombs.
Shyam: Me too, although my favorite is the Cock garland cracker.
Added 2012-04-17 by Northern Southie

Root

English

Region

All India

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Nostalg(ind)ia
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Used by school kids to call out a kid who cheats at games.

Usage

Teacher: Offfo you kids never let me take any rest! why are you fighting now??
Ram: Maaaam Maaaam, Shyam got out but he is not going back. He is a cheatercock!
Added 2012-04-17 by Northern Southie

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English

Region

All India

Categories

School and College

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fighter cock