Sunday, July 29, 2007


Meaning: Snuffing out suspicion by rounding up the usual suspects.
Pronunciation: Shush-pi-shun.
Usage: Cops enact the charade of shushpicion whenever there is a terrorist incident.
Root: Shush (silence) + Suspicion.


Meaning: Stop forecasting.
Pronunciation: Prof-a-cease.
Usage: I used to predict the results of one-day matches. After the world cup debacle, I've kinda propheceased.
Root: Prophecy + Cease.

Saturday, July 28, 2007


Meaning: Indians whose mother tongue is English.
Pronunciation: Tongue-ray-zee.
Usage: Tonguerezis are Angrezis with an Indian birth certificate.
Root: Tongue (mother tongue) + Angrezis (the English).


Meaning: Rooted in rational thinking. Basically, the antonym of Occult.
Pronunciation: Spock-cult.
Usage: In macro economics, it pays to rely on spockult.
Root: Spock (the star trek character and epitome of logical thinking)+ Occult (concealed).

Friday, July 27, 2007

Sulk Mail

Meaning: The act of not replying to mails as a silent expression of resentment.
Pronunciation: Rhymes with Bulk Mail.
Usage: Sulk Mails work brilliantly with girlfriends.
Root: Self explanatory.

Mian Culpa

Meaning: Husband at fault.
Pronunciation: Me-yaan-cul-pa.
Usage: Bill Clinton's expected to do a 'mian culpa' number while campaigning for Hillary.
Pronunciation: Mian (Urdu for husband) + Mea Culpa (Latin for my fault).


Meaning: Any honey tinged drink.
Pronunciation: Beaver-age.
Usage: Beevarges are highly recommended for infants.
Root: Bee Beverage.

Thursday, July 26, 2007


Meaning: An expression of surprise, awe or shock.
Pronunciation: Bop-ray-bop.
Usage: Bopraybop! You've really bloomed into one buxom woman.
Root: An anglicised form of hindi expression baap-rey-baap.


Meaning: Concerning notional money.
Pronunciation: Speck-queue-ni-ya-ry.
Usage: Market capitalisation is purely specuniary.
Root: Spec (short form for speculative) + Pecuniary (pertraining money).


Meaning: A dosa with a filling.
Pronunciation: Dho-sa-mo-sa.
Usage: The dosamosa is the future of the dosa.
Root: Dosa + Samosa (a fried snack with a filling).

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


Meaning: One letter word.
Pronunciation: Oo-know-litra-verb.
Usage: I is the most used unoliteraverb.
Root: Uno (latin for one) + Litera (latin for letter) + Verb (word).


Meaning: To devowelize.
Pronunciation: Sh-r-nk.
Usage: The word devowelization ironically uses vowels. To correct this anomaly I am suggesting the usage of shrnk.
Root: The sms version of Shrink.


Meaning: A state when one tends to drink like a fish.
Pronunciation: Ick-theo-dip-sauce-sis.
Usage: My car suffers from ichthyodipsosis. It consumes petrol like there's no tomorrow.
Root: Ichthyo (Greek for fish) + Dipsosis (Greek for excessive thirst).
Note: Hicthyodipsosis will be one pitcher further :-)

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


Meaning: An incompetent carnatic singer.
Pronunciation: Th-ya-ga-roj-err.
Usage: If Subbudu were alive, he'd label the current crop of filmy singers as Thyagarogers.
Root: Thyagaraja (the master composer of carnatic music) + roger (slang for to screw).


Meaning: A flunkie who finishes off people.
Pronunciation: Shut-ten-dant.
Usage: Suparis are executed by faceless shuttendants from the Bombay underworld.
Root: Shut (Close...slang for finishing people off) + Attendant.


Meaning: Showing the middle finger.
Pronunciation: Shove-ass-na.
Usage: Chappell assumed the classic shoveasana pose in Kolkata.
Root: Shove-it-up-yours + Asana.


Meaning: A paranaoid bimbo who assumes the world is full of stalkers.
Pronunciation: Persy-QT
Usage: Persecuties feel the need to engage full time bouncers.
Root: Cutie with persecution complex.

Monday, July 23, 2007


Meaning: Forecasting forecasts.
Pronunciation: 3-casting.
Usage: Threecasting astrological predictions gives me an immense kick.
Root: What comes before Fourcasting :-)


Meaning: Islam-bashing resorted to by ranters with an agenda.
Pronunciation: Diss-laam.
Usage: Disslam was invented by Karl Rove to help the Republicans.
Root: Diss (to show disrespect) + Islam.


Meaning: Uncontrollably dejected.
Pronunciation: Glum-busty-yes.
Usage: England were glumbustious when rain played spoilsport at Lord's.
Root: Glum + Rumbustious.


Meaning: An ordinary singer.
Pronunciation: Hummer-thyst.
Usage: In my humble opinion, Illayaraja was responsible for the tyranny of humethsyts in the eighties.
Root: Hum (sing) + amethyst (semi-precious stone) = a not-so-rare-gem of a singer.


Meaning: Playing golf for appeasement.
Pronunciation: Shan-tee.
Usage: The only way to hold on to an angry client is by shanteeing with the man who is hopping mad.
Root: Shanti (sanskrit for peace) + Tee (to play golf).

Sunday, July 22, 2007


Meaning: a) Domain name. b) A name that precedes or follows a dot.
Pronunciation: Dot-toe-nym.
Usage: a) When Experts Exchange is written as a dotonym, it has another connotation.
b) Sulfury's blogger dotonym is h2so4.
Root: Self explanatory.


Meaning: A lover of indolence.
Pronunciation: Aa-raam-might.
Usage: Aaraamites prefer to retire at 40.
Root: Aaraam is the hindi word for resting.


Meaning: A person who makes a mountain out of a molehill.
Pronunciation: Boo-dha-ken-na-dee.
Usage: You can't enter politics, if you're not a boothakennedy.
Root: From the tamil word boothakannadi (which means magnifying glass).


Meaning: Bad karma that comes back to haunt you.
Pronunciation: Boomer-wrong.
Usage: Osama was a classic case of a CIA boomerwrong.
Root: Boomerang + Wrong.
Note: The word boomerwrong already exists. I've just given it another spin.


Meaning: Drug-induced babble.
Pronunciation: Pot-yak
Usage: I dunno if truth serum potyak can be used as evidence in court.
Root: Pot (slang for drugs) + Yak (blather).