Friday, July 09, 2010


Meaning: Using animals/plants to arrive at a prediction.
Pronunciation: Paul-lee-tech-neek.
Usage: The biggest contribution of FIFA World Cup 2010 is the fillip it's given to paulitechnic.
Root: Paul (the octopus) + Technic (Special skill)

Thursday, July 08, 2010


Meaning: Marriage on the sly.
Pronunciation: Chor-ri-gam-me.
Usage: When you have khap panchayats issuing diktats, I won't blame some people if they resort to chorigamy.
Root: Chori Chori (Hindi for surreptitiously) + -gamy (Greek for marriage).

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Oopsy Desi

Meaning: An NRI who's made a wrong move by shifting base from India.
Pronunciation: oops-see-they-see.
Usage: Software companies in India are chock-a-block with panic resumes from the oopsy desis.
Root: Oopsy Daisy (an expression admitting goof) + Desi (Persons of Indian Origin).


Meaning: Change of sex through an operation.
Pronunciation: Sexo-morf-fing.
Usage: Imagine a movie script that's about a man who marries his female self after sexomorphing. Wouldn't that make an interesting plot?
Root: Pretty obvious.

Monday, July 05, 2010


Meaning: Cosmic images sewn together by the Planck Satellite.
Pronunciation: Plank-co-maps.
Usage: Planckomaps are plotted after six months of sky sweeps using nine different frequencies.
Root: Plancko (of Planck) + Maps (a representation of space showing relative position of parts).

Saturday, July 03, 2010


Meaning: A habitual diamond shopper.
Pronunciation: Buy-carb-bun-ate.
Usage: Women turn buycarbonates as a karmic response for hooking up with jerks.
Root: Buy (shop) + Carbon (diamond is carbon stone) + -ate (one who does).