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Saale gaali deta/i hai? :)

So in Bbay BKC is famous location, not to be confused with BKL.(same goes for Delhi)


WEF is not a typo and in banks it stands for World Economic Forum, I meant, WTF? J

Dabba means the daily tiffin box containing food, not a stupid person/ stupidity…usually.

Chudasama is a surname as is Asshole(y).


I like Hindi in this case.

Not only does it make acronyms rather difficult, it retains the beauty and lyricism of the full phrase. I mean, consider the ending of the song BC Suttah (sister F ciggy). What justice does BC, MC, BC-MC, BC-MC do to the lilting last lines in their glorious full word forms?

Hindi has a single word to define all swear words and swear phrases, without any bones. Gaali. Not only blasphemy and swear words, it also includes indiscreet and impolite sentences. Basically non respectful words and phrases. It takes so many English words to say that,  and just one Hindi word for all that. Gaali. A nice rolling mouthful. The tone signifies the seriousness of the gaali used.

Afterall, a playful Saaley, kutte kameeney! is a nice long mouthful substitute to saying Bastard! (which by itself is nice and succinct when said in the correct tone).

PS - It is to be noted that I dont like gaalis per se. I only like them between friends, when meant in a playful spirit and said in the right tone. Certainly not when one is angry or disrespectful. I especially like them when I say them. :)

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11th Apr, 2007 09:36 (UTC)
I find it much easier to give English gaalis..
Its easier to say A**hole, Mother F, F*** as compared to the hindi counterparts..
Don't know y... they somehow sound worse in Hindi, though Hindi is my mothertongue.

And do u know, in NE India, Ch*t*a is a surname?

11th Apr, 2007 11:43 (UTC)
oh yeah. it is much more discreet with English. But you should hear some ppl say the hindi ones so nicely, its funny.
Otherwise they sound HORRIBLE in hindi. you should hear the full song u know, you walked away that day.

and the surname is not that, though it can be mistaken. we had a junior by that name. its very close, but a single "i" can be in different position and make a huge impact.
11th Apr, 2007 13:04 (UTC)
i had a classmate in ghy by that surname.
it was the same word in case of her, though pronounced a bit differently, as in a hair plait.
11th Apr, 2007 13:22 (UTC)
You bring back memories of Delhi..where one's conversation is liberally peppered with MC BC in such a matter of fact way that it does not even imply any insult to the listener. On the lines of 'Aur kya ho raha hai, BC?'
'Pata nahin, BC. Wo MC kaafi time se dikha nahin'
You get the drift :D
Oh and go here when you get time..see their Tshirt designs!!
12th Apr, 2007 05:07 (UTC)
Re: Hmm
yeah thats the kind i meant. unintended, casual, fun types.
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