Wednesday, November 30, 2005


Meaning: some who likes to give pseudo-architectural inputs just for the heck of it
Usage: Since we've started designing our new office, all the employees have become larkitects!
Pronunciation: Lark-e-tect
Root: Lark + Architect


Meaning: A cricket term that refers to an attempted yorker that ends up as a juicy fulltoss.
Usage: Agarkar bowled a lot of medioyorkers in the death.
Pronunciation: Me-dee-yorker
Root: Mediocre + Yorker (an almost unplayable delivery that pitches right at the feet or bat of the batsman).


Meaning: One who zigs when the world zags.
Usage: Counterclockers either see success or failure, nothing in between.
Pronunciation: Counter-clock-err
Other meaning: A counter clocker can also refer to someone obsessed with popularity ratings. Usage: Bloggers are counter clockers.

Kincome Tax

Meaning: The share of income that goes towards maintenance of dependent relatives.
Usage: Avi is single and doesn't have a family. Lucky him. He doesn't have to pay the kincome tax.
Pronunciation: Kin-come-tax.
Root: Kin + Income Tax.

Lyrca Logic

Meaning: Elastic logic, often used as the foundation for a fallacious argument.
Usage: The Weapons of Mass Destruction story was America's lycra logic for going to war with Iraq.
Pronunciation: Lie-cra-law-jick.
Root: Lycra is known for its stretch properties.


Meaning: All the rubbish that is spouted under the influence of alcohol.
Usage: Don't read too much into his rants. It's pure tulloney.
Pronunciation: Tull-low-nee.
Root: Tully (means drunk in hindi slang) + Baloney.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005


Meaning: Derisive concern shown by apparently physically fit people towards someone in bad shape
Usage: Though the jocks expressed their gympathy at the middle-aged woman, no one offered her a hand to carry her groceries
Pronunciation : Gym + pathy
Root: Gym + Sympathy
Related word : Slimpathy
Meaning: Real concern about someone who has apparently lost weight
Usage: Turning a blind eye to the beer bellies, moms often express slimpathy when seeing their sons after a long time


Meaning: the state or quality of being in one color
Usage: Lets hope that when skincarnation hits the market, there will be world huenity
Pronunication: Hyoo-ni-tee
Root: Hue + Unity


Meaning: Outsourcing of routine work to call centers in third world countries with the sole intention of improving the financial health of a corporation.
Usage: American companies that are blindly opting for dialeasis, will suffer sooner than later.
Pronunciation: Dial-lease-sis.
Root: Dialysis.


Meaning: Artificial skin that you can buy off the shelf in the future.
Usage: Words like apartheid will cease to exist, when skincarnation hits the market.
Pronunciation: Skin-car-nation.
Root: Skin + Incarnation.


Meaning: The toilet technique of washing one's rear using a mug of water. As opposed to using a toilet paper.
Usage: Indians prefer to stay in hotels with the hugwash facility.
Pronunciation: Hug-wash.
Root: Hugna(to crap in Hindi)+ wash.

Monday, November 28, 2005


Meaning: A concept word that may fulfil a future need to have one parliament to govern the world.
Usage: When the spirit of nationalism ebbs, a Universenate will rise.
Pronunciation: Yooni-va-senate.
Root: Universe + Senate.


Meaning: Marriage between clones. Or the act of marrying a clone.
Usage: Will governments allow clonogamy?
Pronunciation: Rhymes with monogamy.
Root: Clone + gamy (greek for marriage).


Meaning: Title affixed to a man who is a known bisexual.
Pronunciation: Miss-ta
Usage: Mr/s. Anthony Perkins is a talented actor in Hollywood.
Related Coinages: Ls. to indicate Lesbian orientation. Hm. to indicate Homosexual orientation. Ms/r. for a female bisexual (pronounced mizz-ta).

Sunday, November 27, 2005


Meaning: High on fame quotient, low on intelligence quotient. Simply put, a bigshot who's very duh.
Usage: George Dubya Bush is not the tallest bignoramus on this planet. He has severe competition.
Pronunciation: Big-nor-ra-muss.
Plural: Bignoramuses.

Saturday, November 26, 2005


Meaning: The unfair advantage enjoyed by women by virtue of belonging to the unfair sex.
Usage: My colleague gets raises all the time, thanks to her shequity.
Pronunciation: Shee-kwity.


Meaning: Priceyness proportional to the perceived wallet size of the customer.
Usage: The autodriver in Chennai keeps his charges flexpensive. If you're white skinned, he charges more.
Root: Expensive.


Meaning: Uncontrollably foul mouthed.
Usage: I switch to my scumpulsive self when I meet my college buddies.
Pronunciation: Rhymes with compulsive.


Meaning: A rum based cocktail.
Usage: Pina Colada is the most preferred rumalgam.
Pronunciation: Rum-al-gum.
Root: Amalgam.


Meaning: allowance to fertilise
Usage: Ironically, he was denied spermission into her gene pool by a lifesaving rubber tube
Root: Sperm + permission
(i'm not sure if this word already exists. a brief google search revealed thousands of misspellings with author'spermission and so on)


Meaning: feeling guilty about an expensive purchase
Usage: He turned spentimental when he realised his gadget collection could support a third world nation.
Root: spend + sentimental


Meaning: the art and science of finding new ways to mooch of people.
Usage: college kids are wonderfully well-versed in the science of freeologism.
Pronounciation: Free-all-ojee
Root: Neologism

Friday, November 25, 2005

Dine O'Clock

Meaning: Dinner time.
Usage: My boss always bugs me at Dine O'Clock.
Pronunciation: Die-no-clock.
Root: Derived from Nine O'Clock.


Meaning: A fake treatment just to con people into thinking you have an ailment.
Usage: I resort to showmeopathy when I want to bunk office.
Pronunciation: Show-meo-pathy.
Root: Homeopathy.


Meaning: An inconceivably, mind bogglingly long period of time. To be exact, 4.32 billion years. Or 4.32 million millennias.
Usage: One day in the creator's life is one kalpannium, according to Hindu mythology.
Pronunciation: Cull-pay-nee-yum.
Root: Kalpa (a measure of time in hindu mythology) + annus (year).
Plural: Kalpannia.


Meaning: A debilititating medical condition brought about by excessive internet usage.
Usage: The doctor looked very seriously into my eyes and said "I think I know why you find yourself perennially short of time. Our medical records show you suffer from a modern condition called the 'clicker-happy syndrome'. To help you recover, we strongly recommend a week of complete net rest. The rest is in your hands."
Pronounciation: Click-err-happi
Root: Trigger-happy


Meaning: Term for an unusually talented cricket player.
Usage: Shahid Afridi is a freaketer. It's best not to try and tame him.
Pronounciation: Free-ket-err
Root: Freak+cricket


Meaning: Unscientific term for a particularly persistent kind of mosquito that has evolved from the years of resistance to pesticides and other forms of human intervention.
Usage: Scientists have coined a new name for an incredibly resilient breed of mosquito found it India. They've called it a 'pesquito.'
Pronounciation: Pess-key-toe
Root: Pest+mosquito

Thursday, November 24, 2005


Meaning: A young person who is always in a rush.
Usage: "Just ask that zippie to spare a moment to listen to me will you," commanded father to mother about son.
Pronunciation: Zip-ee
Root: zip & hippie
1.I think this word has already been coined for some products etc. Just thought this would be a more relevant usage.
2. Unable to italicise the meaning now. My system's acting up. Will do it later


Meaning: A news article on music and musicians.
Usage: The newsic covered Ayaan and Armaan's performance at Pammi Godrej's do.
Pronunciation: New-sick
Root:News & Music

Wednesday, November 23, 2005


Meaning: A socialite with a ravenous appetite for being seen with stars or celebrities.
Usage: There's no better starniwhore than Parmeshwari Godrej.
Pronunciation: Star-nee-ho.
Root: Carnivore.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


Meaning: Adjective used to describe surroundings in an urban area gone to seed so disgustingly that it makes people want to puke.
Usage: When I left the bucolic confines of my homestead for Mumbai, little did I realise that I had exchanged it for the pucolic surroundings of sin city.
Pronounciation: Pyuke-olick
Root: Puke, garbage and bucolic.


Meaning: Term for diplomatic noise and negotiations that the foreign policy hawks indulge in.
Usage: Negotiations between India and Pakistan rarely proceed beyond much more than wartalaap.
Pronounciation: War-ta-laap
Root: The Hindi word 'vaartalaap' which means 'talk' and 'political science.'

Sunday, November 20, 2005


Meaning: The state of having butterflies in your stomach.
Usage: Gastrolepidopia is the reason why many great communicators make goofy speeches.
Pronunciation: Gas-tro-lay-pee-dopey-ah.
Root: Gastro (stomach in greek) + Lepido (as in butterfly in greek).


Meaning: Any place that's football crazy.
Usage: Come 2006, Brazil will burst into a gazillion goalkattas.
Pronunciation: Goal-cut-ta.
Root: Kolkatta, the football capital of India.


Meaning: something that is ridiculously simple to sell
Usage: The sellementary nature of iPods has led to a slew of accessories which are by extension sellementary themselves
Root: sell + elementary


Meaning: A barrage of shoes
Usage: A pestestosterone increase near a ladies college is bound to be accompanied by a shoessillade
Root: shoes + fusillade

Saturday, November 19, 2005


Meaning: Cheap goods made in China.
Usage: Sinonymous brands will soon cause a global meltdown.
Pronunciation: See-no-nee-mus.
Root: Sino + Synonymous.


Meaning:The hormone that makes roadside romeos act the way they do.
Usage: Their pestestorone levels hit a new high when they passed by an all women's college.
Pronunciation: As in testestorone
Root: Pest & Testostorone


Meaning: The disease that disables kids addicted to cartoons.
Usage: Cartoonoma has killed the enthusiasm in that kid.
Pronunciation: car-too-noma
Root: Cartoons & Carcinoma


Meaning: Doodles that are created while on the phone
Usage: She spends so much time on the phone she can hold an exhibition of her phoodles.
Pronunciation: food-el
Root: Phone & Doodle

Friday, November 18, 2005


Meaning: An actor or actress from Bollywood who enters Indian politics.
Usage: Shatrughan Sinha was one of the earliest Bollyticians.
Pronunciation: Ball-lee-tea-shian.
Note: Likewise, Hollytician is an actor or actress from Hollywood who enters politics. And Kollytician is an actor or actress from Kollywood who enters politics.

Thursday, November 17, 2005


Meaning: One of those funny people who love collecting diaries and organisers come year end/beginning.
Usage: My client is a diarophile who starts pestering me for a 'complimentary' diary even before the new year begins.
Pronunciation: Diar-o-phile


Meaning: A person who thrives on statistics to the exclusion of reality.
Usage: This statister knows the length of Sachin's bat to the last mm. But call him onto the pitch and you'll find he's not too ecstatic!
Pronunciation: stat-is-ter
Root: Statistics


Meaning: Person who gives a new thrust to sports.
Usage: Kerry Packer was a sportazoa who formed his own team of top cricket players.
Root: Spermatozoa


Meaning: A connoisseur of fine tea.
Usage: Piyush Pandey was a chaikovsky before he entered advertising.
Pronunciation: Chai-cow-skee.
Root: Chai (the hindi word for tea) + Tchaikovsky (one of the finest exponents of western classical music).


Meaning: A brand that has different aliases in different countries.
Usage: Lynx is an akabrand. It's called Axe in India.
Pronunciation: Acka-brand.
Root: aka is also known as.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


Nakeup: The feeling of nakedness experienced by some women when they are not using make up.
Usage:She felt embarrassed when he barged in especially since she was nakeup.
Pronunciation: Nake (as in snake)- up
Origin: Naked & make-up.


Meaning: Losing a customer by shocking him/her with severe product under-performance that doesn't match up to the hype that made him/her buy the product in the first place.
Usage: One of the reasons why many movies bomb at the box office is sellectrocution.
Pronunciation: Sell-lectro-q-shun.
Root: Sell + Electrocution.


Meaning: Dozing off in a classroom/presentation while assuming the attentive listener's posture.
Usage: During my wonder years at ITBHU, i perfected the art of sleepasana.
Pronunciation: Sleep-pa-sun-na.
Root: Sleep + asana (the yogic term for posture)


Meaning: A fast food joint serving south indian street food.
Usage: America will be assaulted by many sambaaristas in the coming decade.
Pronunciation: Saam-baar-is-tha.
Root: Sambaar + barista (the italian word for bartender).


Meaning: Anyone who doesn't get the big picture.
Usage: We earthlings often forget that we are mere atoms in the cosmic dance. I won't be surprised if our creator thinks we are punydimensional.
Pronunciation: Pyoo-knee-die-men-shun-null.
Root: Unidimensional.


Meaning: One who cultivates people.
Usage: A publiculturist is a sophisticated networker.
Root: Culturist is a cultivator. Public means people.
Pronunciation: Pubbly-cul-chur-wrist.


Meaning: Fear of arrack.
Usage: Among the many alcohol-related phobias that women in rural India suffer from, arracknophobia ranks highest on the list.
Pronounciation: arr-ack-no-fobia


Meaning: The murder of the english language.
Usage: Laloo must be arrested on charges of inglicide.
Pronunciation: Ing-gliss-side.
Etymology: Inglis (Spanish for English) + Cide (Latin for killing).


Meaning: A state of extreme fear when you piss in your pants.
Usage: The movie 'Ring' had a few pisspanic moments.
Pronunciation: Piss-panic.


Meaning: The second decade of any century. Example: 2011 to 2020.
Usage: The Khilafat movement was a product of the late tenties.
Pronunciation: Ten-tees.
Root: Since the years in question lie between TEN and tweNTY. it might make eminent sense to club the two and form a new word called TENTIES. So a century can be neatly summed up as noughties, tenties, twenties, thirties, forties, fifties, sixties, seventies, eighties and nineties.


Meaning: The act of using one's hulkish physique to bully others.
Usage: Big built people often play hulkaeida at the drop of a hat.
Pronunciation: Hulk-ky-da.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


Meaning: Anthing that causes you to shed your inhibitions.
Usage: Success is the best shedative.
Pronunciation: Shed-day-tive.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Ash Money

Meaning: Money left behind by a dead soul. Also, tobacco damages paid by cigarette companies.
Usage: It is rumoured that Indira and Maneka Gandhi fought over Sanjay's Ash Money.
Pronunciation: Ash-mon-knee.


Meaning: Any folksy urban dance form that was born in a slum.
Usage: Dappang Kuthu is Chennai's very known slumbada.
Pronunciation: Rhymes with lambada.


Meaning: A murderer.
Usage: It's difficult to be non violent when you're in the company of 302s.
Pronunciation: Three-knot-two.
Root: Section 302 pertains to murder in the Indian and British penal code.


Meaning: Excessive gloss that erodes the credibility of a person.
Usage: The only thing standing between Hillary Clinton and the US presidency is Hyperglossemia.
Pronunciation: Hyper-gloss-say-mia.

Dull Jazeera

Meaning: A boring TV channel.
Usage: If you don't take a set-top box chances are you might end up with all the dull jazeeras of the world.
Pronunciation: Dull-jazz-zee-ra.


Meaning: The ability to control one's dream.
Usage: The voyage into the subconscious can be more pleasurable if you have a dreamote.
Pronunciation: Dream-oat.

Foolean Algebra

Meaning: The grossly illogical calculations made by people who make stupid assumptions.
Usage: The NDA goverment dissolved the parliament earlier than its expiry date based on some foolean algebra proferred by some bright young minds in the BJP.
Pronunciation: Fool-lee-un Al-jee-bra.


Meaning: A new concept in schooling tailor-made for middle aged people who are tired of what they are and wish to reinvent themselves. It would involve a) getting back to a campus b) finding out one's areas of interest c) De-educating oneself. d) attending classes to re-acquire specialist knowledge e) walking out with a skill and not a paper degree. The duration of this C-schooling should ideally be 3-years. The C-school might in a strange way serve as a balm for the mid-life blues that afflicts an adult.
Usage: The Cyclo-school is an idea whose time has come.
Pronunciation: Sigh-clow-school.


Meaning: A sleazy guru.
Meaning: The renowned sinyasin Premananda was convicted for a lifetime of debauchery.
Pronunciation: Sin-yeah-sin.


Meaning: One who specialises in the study of unparliamentary words.
Usage: Captain Haddock is a shining role model for potential beepologists.
Pronunciation: Beep-paw-lodge-gist.

Saturday, November 12, 2005


Meaning: Mother of all scandals.
Usage: Every tabloid is snooping around for the next whattagate.
Pronunciation: Homonym of watergate.


Meaning: The deterioration of your handwriting due to constant usage of the keyboard.
Usage: The advent of computers has resulted in a global epidemic called handrotting.
Pronunciation: Hand-rot-ting.

Friday, November 11, 2005


Meaning: When you dunno the words of a song and are forced to hum the tune. Or vice versa.
Usage: Karaoke is the best thing to have happened for people with humnesia.
Pronunciation: Hum-nee-shia.
Root: Hum + Amnesia.
Joint Credit: I was inspired to coin this word after seeing Arun Kedarinath's coinage Hummunication.

The Sparsee Syndrome

Meaning: The population diminishment of a community that is a result of an age-old tradition of marriage or copulation within the same community or gene pool.
Usage: It's time the Parsee community woke up to the reality of the Sparsee Syndrome.
Pronunciation: Sparse-see + Sin-drome.
Root: Sparse + Parsee.


Meaning: Turning to alcohol to destress yourself.
Usage: The Bangalore pubs are chock-a-block thanks to beepiyo binges.
Pronunciation: Beep-pee-yo.
Root: BPO + Piyo (piyo in hindi means drink).

Paper Condom

Meaning: A token safety measure that offers no guarantee of risk reduction.
Usage: The Indian government's tsunami management plan is nothing but a paper condom.
Pronunciation: Pay-per-con-dum.


Meaning: An accident of cataclysmic proportions.
Usage: The Chernobyl incident was a minor maxident.
Pronunciation: Max-see-dent.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005


Meaning: A terrorist attack with the clear intent of maiming or killing foreigners.
Usage: The Al Qaeda has been indulging in a series of mindless xenoblasts to apply pressure on the allies of America.
Pronunciation: Xee-no-blast.


Meaning: Reverse apartheid often practised by a vengeful majority when a ruling minority class or caste or race suddenly loses power.
Usage: Tam Brams were victims of the uppertheid policy followed by the DK movement.
Pronunciation: Upper-thide.


Meaning: So utterly boring that everyone starts yawning.
Usage: What I like about your presentation is it's magically yawnfectious.
Pronunciation: Yawn-feck-sh-yus.


Meaning: A fired up performance during a pressure cooker moment.
Pronunciation: Flint-on.
Usage: If we have to win, we need to get our flinton.
Root: Inspired by the inspired performance of Andy Flintoff during the Ashes 2005 Series.


Meaning: Celebrity cemeteries that have become a tourist spot.
Usage: Westminster Abbey is London's creamotorium.
Pronunciation: Cream-mo-tore-yum.

Monday, November 07, 2005


Meaning: not controlled by the Kyoto Protocol
Usage: The US remains Kyotonomous citing severe damage to its economy
Pronuniciation : Kyoto-no-mus


Meaning: Process by which a company screws itself
Usage: The first step to avoid committing Enronanism is to hire a honest auditing firm
Pronunciation : Enr-on-anism


Meaning: An actor who hunts for Oscars
Usage: Looking at her recent releases, its clear to me that Charlize Theron is an Oscarnivore
Pronunciation : as it is written

Sudo Queue

Meaning: The evergrowing bandwagon of people who claim to play the game Sudoku with an intention of adding an intellectual coat to their bland persona.
Usage: The latest way to look cool is to join the Sudo Queue.
Pronunciation: Su-do-Q.


Meaning: Cutting a long conversation short by glaring at your watch repeatedly.
Usage: When you get clockacious, people think twice about bullshitting.
Pronunciation: Clock-kay-she-us.


Meaning: A code word for tell-tale lipstick marks.
Usage: Is that pecketchup or am I imagining things?
Pronunciation: Peck + ketch + up.

Saturday, November 05, 2005


Meaning: A hush hush wedding.
Usage: Viv Richards and Neena Gupta opted for a shhhaadi to avoid media attention.
Pronunciation: Shhh...+ aadi.
Root: Shaadi is the hindi word for marriage.


Meaning: The new age sardarji who is evolved, intelligent, tech savvy, cosmopolitan and sophisticated.
Usage: The surd is low brow. The Browsingh is high brow. That's the basic difference.
Pronunciation: Brow-sing.

Friday, November 04, 2005


Meaning: The study of clones - their biology and behaviour.
Usage: 20 years from now, Universities may start offering courses in duplology.
Pronunciation: Dupe-law-logy.
Root: Duplo (latin for duplicate) + Logy (greek for study of).


Meaning: An idyllic township for clones.
Usage: 'The Island' was the first movie to visually depict a clonavla.
Pronunciation: Clone-aav-la
Root: Lonavla is a resort near mumbai.

Thursday, November 03, 2005


Meaning: Gold addict.
Usage: Women in India are auricoholics.
Pronunciation: Ow-rick-o-hol-lick.


Meaning: A cosmic train that travels nearly at the speed of light.
Usage: Is it possible to build a C-train that whizzes between planets?
Root: c is notation for speed of light.


Meaning: Acronyms that have become so commonplace that no one gives a jack about what they stand for.
Usage: Laser is one hell of a jackronym.


Meaning: Counterfeit stuff that derive sale by claiming a false place of origin.
Usage: Made in USA (Ulhasnagar Sindhinagar Association) is a classic case of sivaquasi-isation.
Pronunciation: See-va-kwa-see.
Root: Every crackers brand in Tamil Nadu claims it's from Sivakasi just to ensure sales.


Meaning: The art of revealing precious little on a subject, supposedly your forte. Usually practiced by people in the hotseat with a clear intent of hiding their ignorance.
Usage: To my mind, Sonia Gandhi is the best practioner of dollmeow. She's never addressed a press conference on any important topic concerning India.
Pronunciation: doll-me-yao.
Root: Derived from Jagmohan Dalmiya, who for some strange reason, is the head honcho of Indian Cricket despite possessing an abyssmal knowledge on the same.


Meaning: monopoly by a japanese company
Usage : Sony's kimonopoly over the walkman market was shattered by the iPod
Pronunciation : ki-monopoly


Meaning: commentary filled with colorful expressions
Usage: Navjot Singh Sidhu is infamous for his chromentary
Pronunciation: Chrome-en-ter-e


Meaning: Full of muck
Usage: Pigs love to roll in muckulent puddles
Pronunciation: Similar to succulent

Wednesday, November 02, 2005


Meaning: The act of destroying all letters and documents related to you when you move out of a place.
Usage: I always get sentimental when I try and textinguish my desk.
Pronunciation: Rhymes with extinguish.


Meaning: Hiring a detective to do a pre-nup check on your would be.
Pronunciation: Snoop-she-al
Usage: More and more people are opting for snooptials today.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005


Meaning: A sexual favour handed out as a bribe to get a job done.
Usage: The CIA & KGB were great believers in the power of fucksheesh to steal national secrets.
Pronunication: Rhymes with Baksheesh.


Meaning: Musical vibes.
Usage: Sustained exposure to saregamma radiations can be healsome for the human body.
Pronunciation: Sa-ray-gamma

Boeing 404

Meaning: A missing plane.
Usage: Mayday! Mayday! We have a Boeing 404!
Pronunciation: Bo-ing-four-knot-four
Root: 404 is the error message flashed in the web world for 'not found' or 'missing'. And Boeing has this habit of giving 3-digit names to its aircrafts like 747 or 707.


Meaning: Identical personality type or a psychic clone.
Usage: Every one of us have a thousand merrors out there.
Pronunciation: Same as mirror.