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Term used in a slightly derogatory manner to describe a person whose torso and legs are of the same length. Not to be confused with by two.

Usage

Shama: Bindu has such long svelte legs unlike that two by two Lekha!
Added 2012-11-20 by Yummacchi

Root

English

Region

North India
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Noun. November 23, 2011, Word of the Day
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Want to wish people happy burrday, happy mother’s/father’s/children/teachers’/friendship day and of course valentine day? – Archies greeting card was the one stop solution for expressing one’s feelings, emotion, sentiments and more for the 90’s generation.

They could be colourful, floral, have cartoons, fat babies, pop-ups; some could even sing and emit other sounds when opened and closed– thus catering to every personality type and need.

Laden with lines such as “mountains may fly, rivers may dry but my love for you shall never die”, they were also formidable tools in the game of love played by the young and restless of the 90’s.

Their popularity seems to be waning now with changing times and advent of newer technology but purely for sentimental reasons, keeping fingers crossed that Archies greeting cards stick around for sometime.

Usage

Shiv: Reema is damn pissed with me. I forgot to do anything special for our first anniversary!!

Ramu: Chill, why are you taking so much tension? Get her flowers and one of those "love you always" Archies card. Sanju always forgives me for my misdemeanour after I give her one of those.

Added 2011-11-21 by Yummacchi

Root

English

Region

All India

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crush, Kaarat
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Bong equivalent of anda bhurji of the north and bread omelette of the south; sold in every chai stall (fixed or mobile) worth its money in Bengal. It consists of egg (deem) with chopped chillies and onions on a type on Indian bun (pav) and is best accompanied with a steaming cup of chai.

It also often serves as an alternate source of nourishment for office goers and starving students (especially the ones staying in hostels who can’t get themselves to have another meal of undercooked rice, insipid dal and vegetables mish mashed with mysterious condiments.)

Usage

BIJU TEA STALL

Tea full cup: Rs. 7
Tea half cup: Rs.3.50
Biscut: Rs. 2
Deem pao: Rs. 10
Double deem pao: Rs. 12
Maggi noodle: Rs. 20

Added 2011-10-14 by Yummacchi

Root

Bengali

Region

West Bengal

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

Chai, deem-omelette
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A term which can mean fake, bogus or sub-standard depending on usage.

For example, jaali can be used to refer to fake documents - in a country where getting authentic government documents or certificates can result in visiting several babus, giving innumerable declarations on stamp paper and many rounds of baksheesh, jaali documents are a popular and not a very scrupulous work around.

Usage

Karan: They say that Sumit has got first class in his PU.
Dharam: No way, he is such a dhakkan!
Karan: No no, Rinku has seen a certificate stating he's got first class.
Dharam: Am sure his first class certificate is a jaali one!

Mr. Khanna to Mrs. Khanna: City Mirror is such a jaali newspaper, instead about reporting about farmer’s plight in the country, they are writing about Paris Hilton’s newest boyfriend!

Added 2011-09-13 by Yummacchi

Root

Hindi

Region

North India

Related Terms

Baksheesh, Blade, Blade Cumbany
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marchpast

\pro-nunn-see-ay-shun\
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August 15 seems like an apt day to define this term. March past means a parade involving movement of arms and legs in a systematic manner according to the rhythm of drums and maintaining one arm distance between the person ahead and oneself. Subject of intense competition in schools and displayed proudly for occasions such as Republic Day, Independence Day and school sports day. Every school kid in India holds pleasant and not so pleasant memories relating to march past – multiple practices in the hot afternoon sun, the occasional sunstroke cases and of course, the crazed PT teacher.

Usage

Appu to PT teacher: I don’t want to stand behind Sanju for march past. She never does left-right-left properly and ends up hitting my knuckles hard!
Added 2011-08-15 by Yummacchi

Bambooed

\Bum-booed\
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Verb. November 11, 2012, Word of the Day
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Literal translation for ‘caned’ (Cane = Bamboo and therefore, Caned = Bambooed) However, the usage is not limited to convey the fact that a person has received a good hiding but also that the person has gotten into serious trouble.

Usage

Chintu: Did you do your Maths homework?
Ravi: Aiyo, I completely forgot about it!!
Chintu: You are going to get bambooed right, left and centre by Subramanium sir today.

Lawyer A: Did you file your tax returns? July 31 is the last date.
Lawyer B: No yaar, I'll file it later. It's not a big issue...
Lawyer A: Are you mad to take it so lightly? Last year, my friend got bambooed by the income tax department because she did not file her returns on time

Added 2011-07-28 by Yummacchi

Root

Hindi

Region

North India

Related Terms

thapad, Addi

Terms referencing this

na rahega baans....na hoga baans

Definition

Often used to soften a comment that may be considered inappropriate, hurtful, slightly offensive or improper. The user genuinely believes that the use of the phrase can placate any sort of wrath that may be directed towards him/her on account of such comment.

Usage

Roadside Romeo to a chokri: Don’t mind but will you do fraanship with me?

Tina: How does this dress look on me?
Rita: Don’t mind but I think the orange is too loud!

Added 2011-07-14 by Yummacchi

Root

English

Related Terms

mind it

Terms referencing this

don't think anything
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means a shop, generally a little run down and disorganised. Please note that the glitzy stores in a shopping mall do not fall within this definition.

Usage

Amma: Umesha, run and get some milk.
Umesha: I am watching TV; why can’t Prashant go and get the milk?
Amma: Run now, Prashant is studying for IIT – the kada is right across the road!
Added 2011-07-09 by Yummacchi

Root

Malayalam

Region

South India

Categories

WALTO, Food and Drink

Related Terms

kaaka shop

Terms referencing this

tuck shop

PT

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Acronym for physical training and somewhat an Indian equivalent of ‘gym class’. PT, depending on one’s school, can include exercises that resemble a traffic policeman’s drill, march past and running several rounds of the school playground after the school assembly. It may also be a separate class where the students do all of the above and mercifully, play some sports.

Usage

Teacher: Arun, why are your canvas shoes so dirty?
Arun: Ma’am, it got dirty during PT period when I was playing kho kho.
Added 2011-07-09 by Yummacchi
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literally means a lid. Also, used in reference to a dimwit or an idiot.

Usage

Calvin *excitedly*: Last night, aliens from Zorg landed in my room to extract information about earthlings from me as a part of their sinister plan to invade the planet .I battled valiantly against all their evil attempts…….

Susie: *muttering under breath* once a dhakkan, always a dhakkan.

Added 2011-07-07 by Yummacchi

Root

Hindi

Region

North India

Related Terms

gube, porki, guggu, chhapri

Terms referencing this

gopher, Champak