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Bictionary

A

Amma – another word for mother (like in Mum, Mummy, Mamma)

Appu – another word for father (like in Dad, Daddy, Papa)

B

Bhajans – hindu devotional songs

Bhajan sessions? – a Hindu prayer meeting where hindu devotional songs are sung 

Blastic – Blog Plastic 

Bluddies – Blogging Buddies

Bollywood – is the informal name given to the popular Mumbai-based Hindi-language film industry in India.

Burrito – American slang for “What the F***” / also a Mexican dish consisting of a flour tortilla wrapped or folded around a filling.

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D

do-ing….do-ing….do-ing – if you have watched a tamil or any other Indian movie, you will vaguely recognise this as the sound when there is a flashback (remembering the past) or when it comes back to the present.

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H

Happening – a Singaporean slang term used to describe something, someone or some place that is cool/popular

I

I.S.T. – Indian Standard Time

J

K

Kannadi Mami – Glasses/Spectacles Aunty 

Kollywood – is the informal name given to the popular Chennai-based Tamil-language film industry in India.

L

M

mapillai – bridegroom

mapillai tholan – best man

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O

P

paal – means milk in Tamil

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R

S

T

thalappa – the Indian traditional wedding head gear for the groom (that’s what we call it :))  

thoppai – big pot belly/big tummy

thosai – Thosai is a South Indian version of the pancake/crepe made by frying a batter made from a blend of lentils and rice.

U

V

veshti – the Indian traditional garment for men which is a rectangular piece of unstitched cloth, usually around 5 yards long, wrapped about the waist and the legs, and knotted at the waist.

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