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bekdis

\beyk-dees\
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Gujarati pronunciation of Baked Dish. Gujaratis discovered a baked pasta-in-white-sauce-with-vegetables dish when the famous cook Tarla Dalal first included it in her recipe book. The thing has taken on a life of its own since then, ravaging dining tables across Gujju households everywhere.

Usage

Ramessbhai: "Swati, Jigness and Kokila are coming over for dinner"
Swatibehn: "Oh, they will low my bekdis, I'll make it right away"
Added 2011-07-31 by VadaPau

veeikill (vehicle)

\vee-ee-kill\
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In many parts of South India, people do not use the word car. They prefer to use Vehicle instead. There's nothing wrong with it, except it sounds a little too formal in sentences.

Usage

18-Year Old Hyderabadi: Boss, did you bring the veeikill?
19-Year Old Hyderabadi: Nakko re, ever since I crashed it, my dad won't give me the veeikill.
Added 2011-07-31 by VadaPau

Root

English

Region

South India

Categories

Transportation

Related Terms

Die-vorce

khali pili

\kh-aa-lee p-ee-l-ee\
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Hindi phrase used regularly in conversations in Bombay, meaning "for no reason at all" or simply.

Usage

US Return: "The US Debt Ceiling has to be raised"
Vada Pau: "I am more concerned about my Visa bill. Khali Pili why are you bringing up global issues when there are more important local issues at hand"
Added 2011-07-28 by VadaPau

Root

Hindi

Related Terms

for no reason, [simply]

same same but different

\saym-saym-but-different\
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The object/person/service is similar to what you are talking about but not exactly the same.

Usage

Mumbai cab driver: "Where do you want to go?"
Vada Pau: "Parel"
Mumbai cab driver: "Parel or Lower Parel"
Vada Pau: "What's the difference?"
Mumbai cab driver: "Arre same same but different. Parel is East and Lower Parel is West"
Added 2011-07-26 by VadaPau

Root

English

Region

Mumbai, Goa

Related Terms

same difference

Terms referencing this

alag salag