Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Meaning: The art of fine cooking.
Pronunciation: Sem-my-yal.
Usage: Pattis and Ammas are the finest exponents of semmaiyal.
Root: Semmai (very good in Tamil) + Samaiyal (cooking in tamil).

Sunday, August 08, 2010


Meaning: The God's representative in the world of Metaphors. He who rules with the just simile. Capable of high degree of abstraction, and simple language.

Usage: 'that journalist can come up with the mother of all metaphors, man! He is the Metapharoah!'

Pronunciation: Met-ah-far-oh.

Root: Metaphor (a figure of speech) + Pharaoh (the supreme ruler of all Egypt).

Tuesday, August 03, 2010


Meaning: That part of India that thrives on curd rice and other vegetarian food.
Pronunciation: Curd-dis-thaan.
Usage: South India can be carved up into two nations: Curdistan & Meatistan.
Root: Curd Rice + Hindustan.