Sunday, October 07, 2007


Meaning: An ill-fated bus that swallows the lives of its passengers.
Pronunciation: Bus-ma-su-ra.
Usage: The 72 passengers on the highway to Ghaziabad had no clue that they had boarded a busmasura.
Root: Bus + Bhasmasura (a demon from Hindu Mythology who destroys the very man who empowered him).

Tuesday, October 02, 2007


Meaning: One who adds sheen to the cricket ball using saliva.
Pronunciation: Shiner-man.
Usage: There's a difference between ball tampering and playing shinaman.
Root: Shiner + Chinaman (a cricketing term).