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josettan

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I yam a malayali. a sooper one at that.

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Cheta

\Che-ta\
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Definition

The universal term of addressing a male stranger in Kerala. It can be used without any basis of age, religion, caste etc etc. Additionally, if the subject's name is known, you can append this to the name.

Usage

"One packet sipsay cheta"

"I lau you Josetta!"

Added 2011-09-02 by josettan

Root

Malayalam

Region

Kerala

Terms referencing this

pavada

Single vada

\Sin-gil-va-da\
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Definition

Specification of quantity of a popular south Indian breakfast item. If not explicitly specified, you run the risk of being served two.

Usage

"Table two - single vada"
Added 2011-08-31 by josettan

Root

Tamil

Region

South India

Categories

Food and Drink

Related Terms

vadapav

Teshan

\Tay-Shun\
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Definition

A place where you catch something or you are caught yourself depending on the contextual relevance of what you prepend to this word.

Usage

1. Rik driver: "Half-Return to Railway Teshan Guru!"

2. Constable: "Dai!! Whistling at chechi ehh?? I'll break your bones da! Take him to the teshan!"

Added 2011-08-31 by josettan

Root

Multiple

Region

All India