Saturday, December 31, 2011


Meaning: Bad feeling in the stomach.
Pronunciation: Went-tree-la-mo.
Usage: I should have listened to my ventrilarmo while hiring that guy.
Root: Ventri (Latin for stomach) + Alarmo (Italian for alarm).

Friday, December 30, 2011


Meaning: One who donates eyes.
Pronunciation: Cun-na-dha-taa.
Usage: Dead people need to turn into kannadaatas if the whole world must see.
Root: Kan (Tamil for eyes) + daata (provider).

Thursday, December 29, 2011


Meaning: Pretending to be disrespectful.
Pronunciation: Dis-tree-yawn-nicks.
Usage: When Rajniti Prasad tore the Lok Pal bill, he was just showing off his skills in disstronics.
Root: Diss (short for disrespectful) + Histrionics (acting).

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Meaning: Illegal substances under the custody of the anti-drug squad.
Pronunciation: Nor-cot-ticks.
Usage: Bankrupt economies might be tempted to earn revenues by dumping their narcaughtics in the black market.
Root: Pretty obvious.

Monday, December 26, 2011


Meaning: To resist change.
Pronunciation: Pare-ree-var-thun.
Usage: Forces of parryvartan will ensure that the FIAT currency regime stays on.
Root: Parry (to avoid) + Parivartan (Hindi for change).


Meaning: The prestige associated with being a parliamentarian.
Pronunciation: Shaan-sadh.
Usage: Lok Sabha must pass a strong Lok Pal bill. Else, the very shaansad of members, may get diluted.
Root: Shaan (Urdu for pride) + Saansad (Hindi for Parliamentarian)

Saturday, December 24, 2011


Meaning: A sumptuous breakfast washed down with some fruit juice.
Pronunciation: Trop-pick-kha-na.
Usage: I began the lazy weekend in an idyllic resort with a filling tropikhana.
Root: Tropicana + Khana (Hindi for food).

Friday, December 23, 2011


Meaning: The ones who kill or maim people for organ harvesting.
Pronunciation: Or-gun-ners.
Usage: China's orgunners can never be forgiven for the intolerable cruelty of their crime.
Root: Derived from the gunners who kill for bodily organs.

Thursday, December 22, 2011


Meaning: A state run by the rich.
Pronunciation: Um-me-ri-yat.
Usage: If our businessmen had their way, they would run India like an Ameeriat. Focus on money making and sweep all discordant issues under the carpet.
Root: Ameer (Urdu for rich) + -iat (Urdu equivalent of -cracy).
Note: Ameeriat is a synonym for plutocracy. It was coined first by Santosh Tiwari, a jolly good fellow.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


Meaning: Reverse-towing an auto rickshaw that has broken down by kicking it from the rear side using the momentum of the moving auto rickshaw traveling right behind. Here's a video to demonstrate the technique.
Pronunciation: Kick-shoing.
Usage: Thanks to some diligent kickshawing from a good samaritan, the pregnant woman was able to reach the hospital on time.
Root: Derived from Kicking (Thrusting of foot) a rickshaw.
Note: By extension, Kickshaw is the rickshaw that's being reverse-towed using this technique.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Meaning: A seasoned hand learning the ropes on a new job.
Pronunciation: Stin-turn.
Usage: Nine months into his job, our VP is still as clueless as a stintern.
Root: Stint (period of responsibility) + Intern (Trainee).
Note: By extension, Stinternship is the training period on a new job.

Monday, December 19, 2011


Meaning: Body language.
Pronunciation: Thun-noo-vaad.
Usage: To read an animal's mind, you need to know the nuances of tanuvad.
Root: Tan (Hindi for body) + Anuvad (Hindi for 'to interpret').
Note: By extension, a Tanuvadi is an expert in interpreting body language.

She Sickness

Meaning: What a woman goes through during 'that time of the month'.
Pronunciation: She-sick-ness.
Usage: Woman 2.0 will not have to go through the labour of she sickness.
Root: Obvious.


Meaning: Addicted to minting money.
Pronunciation: Cha-po-hall-lick.
Usage: We'll be stuck with a mountain of debt if we don't vote out the chaapoholics.
Root: Note Chaapna (Hindi for printing money) + -holic (suffix cueing addict).


Meaning: Providing sops to win elections under the pretext of a loftier cause.
Pronunciation: Sop-piss-tree.
Usage: The Food Security Bill type of sopistry won't cut ice with the aam aadmi. He'll take what comes his way and vote for someone else.
Root: Sop (anything given to pacify) + Sophistry (fallacious argument).

Sunday, December 18, 2011


Meaning: The humour world.
Pronunciation: Ma-zaak-kiss-taan.
Usage: In prosperous societies, young minds don't wish to be engineers, doctors or MBAs. They wannabe the maharajas of Mazaakistan.
Root: Mazaak (Hindi for joke) + -stan (urdu suffix for place)

Saturday, December 17, 2011


Meaning: The regret pangs experienced by a killer.
Pronunciation: Rew-side.
Usage: Life imprisonment is like slow torture. It torments the killer by injecting him with ruecide.
Root: Rue (deep regret) + -cidium (act of killing).
Note: It could also refer to the guilt experienced after a failed suicide attempt.

Friday, December 16, 2011


Meaning: The bravado of colonising Mars.
Pronunciation: Mar-sis-mo.
Usage: A few decades from now, presidential candidates will win elections, fueled by Marsismo.
Root: Machismo of occupying Mars.

Thursday, December 15, 2011


Meaning: Smart but lazy.
Pronunciation: Seree-bum.
Usage: People have outsourced their thinking to the internet. We have more cerebums now than ever before.
Root: Cerebrum (the part of brain that controls all activity) + bum (idler).

Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Meaning: Having the same fragrance.
Pronunciation: Iso-cent-rick.
Usage: The trouble with perfumes is it makes us all feel isoscentric.
Root: Iso (same) + Scentric (focal points in space with a fragrance).


Meaning: Hopeless optimist.
Pronunciation: Booms-day-yer.
Usage: You might be tempted to call me a boomsdayer if I were to tell you that 100 years from now, each of us could afford a planet for ourselves.
Root: The polar opposite of a doomsdayer.

Sunday, December 11, 2011


Meaning: Time keeper.
Pronunciation: Watches-pa-thi.
Usage: Astronomers were the watchespatis in Ancient India.
Root: Watches (measure of time) + Pati (Sanskrit suffix meaning 'master of').

Tuesday, December 06, 2011


Meaning: One who cheats and wins elections.
Pronunciation: Stole-poll-ski.
Usage: In the stolpolski hall of fame, Putin will earn a knighthood for his latest exploits.
Root: Stole (robbing) + Poll (elections) + Polski (a common Eastern European surname)

Sunday, December 04, 2011


Meaning: He who had to stay at home because a wife put her foot down
Pronunciation: Miss-us-ed
Usage: Aravind was Mrsed at the school reunion last Sunday
Root: Missed+Mrs

(Note: Co-coined with @msnarain)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Calorie Payattu

Meaning: The war to stay in shape.
Pronunciation: Cal-low-ree-pa-yet-tu.
Usage: My folks keep cribbing about the bulge. So I am planning to get into some much needed Calorie Payattu soon. But then I am known to procrastinate.
Root: Calorie (measure of food energy) + Payattu (Malayalam word meaning fight)

Saapat Roaman

Meaning: A South Indian foodie who hops from sabha to sabha in search of good food.
Pronunciation: Sa-part-roman.
Usage: The distinguishing feature of a saapat roaman is he's into the music season for the food.
Root: Saapat Raman (Tamil for glutton) + Roam (to check out places).
NOTE: A Saapat Roman is a South Indian foodie who loves Italian cuisine.


Meaning: A break taken to enjoy the December music season in Chennai.
Pronunciation: Sa-baa-ti-cull.
Usage: I intend to spend my entire sabhatical in Music Academy.
Root: Sabha (synonymous with the many music halls in Chennai) + Sabbatical.

Sunday, November 27, 2011


Meaning: Visual pun.
Pronunciation: Pair-run-no-may-gee-ya.
Usage: The first technique for creating clever ads is to dabble in paranomagia.
Root: Paranomasia (Word play) + Image.

Friday, November 25, 2011


Meaning: The ability to quickly search and locate an appropriate low-res animation to use as a snappy response in an online discussion thread

Usage: I cracked a brilliant pun but Vishal used his GIFt to find a cat falling asleep as a response

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Meaning: Straight male being camp when it suits him.
Pronunciation: obvious
Usage: "Not sure what to make of that star. Plays macho roles but wears pink flowery shirts" "He's bicamperal".
Root: Bicameral + Camp.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


Meaning: Extremely below par. Yet extremely pleasurable.
Pronunciation: ub-bliss-mull.
Usage: The lyrics of the song that's on everyone's lips was supposedly penned in just 6 minutes. Is that the reason why it's ablissmal?
Root: Abysmal + Bliss.

Monday, November 14, 2011


Meaning: A nick that results in a skier.
Pronunciation: Spoot-nick.
Usage: Sewhag slashes at a short pitched delivery from Roach and he sputnicks it to Third man.
Root: Named after Sputnik - the first artificial satellite that was put out into earth's orbit.

Start Downs

Meaning: New companies floated with an intention of making losses.
Pronunciation: Start-dounce.
Usage: When you have loads of black money, it helps to set up a flurry of start downs if the idea is to launder.
Root: The polar opposite of a start up.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011


Meaning: A paternity row.
Pronunciation: Spat-turn-nitty.
Usage: If Idi Amin were alive, he'd have lost all his wealth battling spaternity.
Root: Obvious.

Monday, October 31, 2011


Meaning: The aspect of measure in the world of the deceased.
Pronunciation: Die-mention.
Usage: The dead have many invisible diemensions that our scientists can never figure.
Root: Die + Dimension.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Meaning: A prank call using a fake voice.
Pronunciation: Call-set-toe.
Usage: Thrown in the device of a callsetto if you want to add some more gags to your script.
Root: Call + Falsetto (False voice).


Meaning: One who stages a comeback post-retirement.
Pronunciation: Rit-try-ree.
Usage: Shahid Afridi is a never say die retryree.
Root: Retry + Retiree.


Meaning: A struggling artist.
Pronunciation: Thin-toe-ret-toe.
Usage: I am just your regular Thintoretto living off the scraps of what little I make by drawing storyboards for clueless clients and ad agencies.
Root: Thin (dimnished) + Tintoretto (a renowned renaissance painter who reportedly never achieved financial sufficiency).

Sunday, October 16, 2011


Meaning: Street parlance.
Pronunciation: Na-gar-aah-dhi.
Usage: Gujli, gujaals, gilma and gabbu are some g-words that have crept into the Chennai nagaraadi.
Root: Nagar (tamil for area) + Agaraadi (tamil for lexicon).

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Meaning: He who transforms himself into a muscle man using steroids.
Prounciation: Hulk-kay-mist.
Usage: The 6,7 and 8-packers we see on screen may just be hulkemists, for all we know.
Root: Hulk + Alchemist.


Meaning: The hopeless supporters of Rick Perry.
Pronunciation: Perry-path-thetix.
Usage: The Texan governor is now relying on his hard core base of perrypathetics to bounceback in the primaries.
Root: Rick Perry + Peripatetics (itinerant evangelisers of a school of thought).

Sunday, October 09, 2011


Meaning: The inability to remember where you left your specs.
Pronunciation: Leth-tho-high-ya-low-sis.
Usage: The witness couldn't have seen the crime as she's acutely prone to lethohyalosis.
Root: Letho (greek for forgetfulness) + Hyalos (greek for glass).


Meaning: To lighten up a heated discussion by injecting some humour.
Pronunciation: Wit-ree-fai.
Usage: We need more Piloo Modis in parliament who can witrify any situation.
Root: Wit + Vitrify (to change into glass through heat infusion).

Saturday, October 08, 2011


Meaning: The habitable points for mankind on the cosmic map.
Pronunciation: An-throw-pole.
Usage: The shortage of natural resources will force our world to seek out new Anthropoles using Star Trek like missions.
Root: Anthro (Greek for man) + Pole (an axis).

Natalie Portmanteau

Meaning: A versatile woman with accomplishments in multiple fields.
Pronunciation: Nat-ta-lee-port-maan-too.
Usage: Annie was a classic Natalie Portmanteau. She was a good orator, an educationist and a leading light of Theosophy.
Root: Natalie Portman (the versatile actress with a degree in psychology from harvard who is said to be fluent in German, Hebrew, French, Japanese and English) + Portmanteau (a blend of two or more morphemes).


Meaning: The random dot pattern of static when no transmission signal is picked up by your television.
Pronunciation: Tell-lee-flake.
Usage: In those zen like moments, watching the tellyflake is as soothing as meditating on an aquarium.
Root: Telly (slang for television) + Flake (the static dots look like snow flakes).

Friday, October 07, 2011


Meaning: Messages served by your BlackBerry.
Pronunciation: Berry-ya-nee.
Usage: My morning routine is simple: wake up, smell the coffee, sample the berryani and then off to fight fires at office.
Root: Berry (as in Blackberry) + Biriyani (a meat dish).

Thursday, October 06, 2011


Meaning: The book of all books that contains everything.
Pronunciation: Grunth-tha-reeksh.
Usage: The current species inhabiting this planet is a mere paragraph in the timeless pages of the grantariksh.
Root: Grantha (Sanskrit for Book) + Antariksh (Sanskrit for Universe).


Meaning: Trigger the end.
Pronunciation: Fin-nish-she-yate.
Usage: Whenever nature wishes to start afresh, she finitiates the erasure with a mighty cataclysm.
Root: Finish + Initiate.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011


Meaning: Befitting of a cowardly ruler.
Prounciation: Wimp-pee-real.
Usage: The princeling's silence on all issues of national importance is responsible for his wimperial aura.
Root: Wimp + Imperial.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011


Meaning: One who subsists on soups and salads.
Pronunciation: Nor-wedge-jian.
Usage: My optimal formula for staying in shape: Live on junk food during daytime and turn a knorrvegian at night.
Root: Knorr (a brand synonymous with soups)+Vegian (short for vegetarian).

Monday, October 03, 2011


Meaning: A new branch of philosophy that operates under the assumption that man can never be moral.
Pronunciation: Eth-ins.
Usage: The sole purpose of the study of Business Ethins is to estimate the optimal level of immorality a company needs to practice to make pots of money and yet be perceived as 'respectable'.
Root: The opposite of Ethicks.

Monday, August 08, 2011


Meaning: Falsification of capabilities with an intent to benefit from it.
Pronunciation: Skill-dugger-ree.
Usage: With the internet, anyone can appear smarter than they are. The only way to nail the practitioners of skillduggery is to carry out old-fashioned reference checks.
Root: Skill + Skullduggery.

Sunday, July 03, 2011


Meaning: Labour pain.
Pronunciation: Spawn-de-light-tis.
Usage: Leotina Albina is one hell of a fecund woman. She's 65 and has delivered 64 children. I wonder how she manages her spawndylitis.
Root: Spawn + Spondylitis.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


Meaning: The cost of production vis-a-vis worth argument that decides whether a coin is in currency or not.
Pronunciation: ik-coin-no-mix.
Usage: If the 25 paise's fate was sealed by ecoinomics, it won't be long before the 50 paise is phased out using the same logic.
Root: Derived from 'Economics of minting the coin'.

Monday, June 27, 2011


Meaning: Maintaining a calm exterior despite being full of pent up rage.
Pronunciation: Grrr-Res-pon-sybil.
Usage: Despite 26/11, India went about its business in a grrresponsible manner.
Root: Self explanatory.

Saturday, June 11, 2011


Meaning: The red squiggly lines belched out by the word processor after a spell check.
Pronunciation: Sss-pelch.
Usage: No writer looks flattering when his document is littered with the spelch from MS Word.
Root: Self explanatory.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011


Meaning: The state of forgetting names.
Pronunciation: Nim-moan-nia.
Usage: When you touch forty, your mind falls prey to nymonia.
Root: Nym (Greek root for name) + Pneumonia (a common illness).

Friday, June 03, 2011


Meaning: A mileu of conformity.
Pronunciation: Ug-gree-cul-chur.
Usage: The 'Like' button on Facebook has seeded the spread of agreeculture among many social groups.
Root: Pretty obvious.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Meaning: Room mates who are no longer on talking terms.
Pronunciation: Nest-ranged.
Usage: What do you do when you bump into a nestranged buddy? Do you flash a warm smile or do you give him the cold shoulder?
Root: Nest (Residence) + Estranged (alienated).

Monday, May 30, 2011


Meaning: Replacing nuclear energy with renewable energy.
Pronunciation: Ren-new-klear.
Usage: 2022 will be the year when the world goes renewclear.
Root: Renew (short for Renewable Sources) + Nuclear.

Sunday, May 29, 2011


Meaning: Offering food coupons as perks to employees.
Pronunciation: Chomp-pen-say-shun.
Usage: After my treadmill session, I jogged across to the nearest Saravana Bhavan to enjoy my chompensation.
Root: Chomp (the act of eating) + Compensation.

Friday, May 27, 2011


Meaning: The fear of losing the lead batsman to a juicy delivery. And hence the fear of losing a match.
Pronunciation: Gail-lew-ro-fo-be-yeah.
Usage: If the rest of RCB can exorcise their gaylelurophobia, they should beat CSK in IPL 4.
Root: Gayle (the one man army for RCB in IPL 4) + Lure + Phobia.

Thursday, May 26, 2011


Meaning: The strata in-between two clearly distinguishable classes. The Lower Middle Class and the Upper Middle Class can be termed as the Mezzaniners.
Pronunciation: Mey-za-neen-ners.
Usage: Mezzaniners are the getting-there crowd. Fiercely ambitious, restless and hard working, this class of people mimic the tastes of the layer above them.
Root: From Mezzanine(the intermediary floor).


Meaning: A Tamilian who rambles.
Pronunciation: Tam-bil.
Usage: Karunanidhi is the grand father of all Tambles.
Root: Obvious.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Meaning: Toilet paper.
Pronunciation: Pup-pie-rear-rus.
Usage: The papyrearus has very few takers in our country because India is a lota nation.
Root: Papyrus (Greek for paper) + Rear (Euphemism for arse).

Monday, May 09, 2011


Meaning: Strange behaviour that's meant to be off putting.
Pronunciation: Yuck-sent-trick.
Usage: There is a perverse pleasure in being yuckcentric.
Root: Yuck + Eccentric.

Osama Veda

Meaning: Literature or audio material preaching hatred.
Pronunciation: Os-saa-ma-way-da.
Usage: Osama Veda is the easy detergent for quick brainwashes.
Root: Osama + Sama Veda.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Meaning: A designation that looks more impressive than it actually is.
Pronunciation: Drez-zig-nay-shun.
Usage: Director (Vertical Operations) is a great dressignation for a lift operator.
Root: Dressed up + Designation.

Friday, March 25, 2011


Meaning: Person sharing the commentary box with you.
Pronunciation: Cum-enter-ade
Usage: Sunil Gavaskar and Geoff Boycott were once commentrades.
Root: Commentator + Comrade


Meaning: A colleague. One who works with you. Your fellow wage earner
Pronunciation: As is.
Usage: "I thought I saw my Kaamrade Vignesh in a cinema"
Root: Kaam (Hindi for work) + Comrade

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Meaning: One who lies for the kick of it.
Pronunciation: Gup-sa-may-nee-yak.
Usage: Gapsamaniacs have no ulterior motive. They just lie because they are great story tellers.
Root: Gapsa (tamil slang for lie) + Maniac (one who craves for).

Sunday, March 13, 2011


Meaning: An Earth Reactor with the ability to harness energy generated during an earth quake into potential energy for powering cities.
Pronunciation: kwake-vurt-ter.
Usage: An earth quake releases a mindboggling amount of energy in an instant. The quakeverter's challenge is to capture this energy and to release it in spurts for future use of mankind.
Root: Quake + Inverter (a device that inverts energy).

Tuesday, March 08, 2011


Meaning: Round the wicket.
Pronunciation: Sir-come-stump.
Usage: Malcolm Marshall was lethal whenever he decided to circumstump.
Root: Circum (around) + Stump (wickets in cricket).


Meaning: Specks of flying spit.
Pronunciation: Spit-yools.
Usage: The mouthing of bilabial consonants is the engine for the flight of the hapless spitules.
Root: Self explanatory.

Saturday, March 05, 2011


Meaning: A highly-infectious social-networking disease.
Symptoms: An overwhelming sensation of worthlessness, a constant desire to assert yourself, incessant retweeting.
Pronunciation: In-flew-ensaa
Usage: I sneeze every time I log on to Facebook. I must have caught the influenca bug.
Root: Influenze + Influence

Wednesday, March 02, 2011


Meaning: A crappy debate.
Pronunciation: Pot-tea-mun-rum.
Usage: The Indian parliament has been reduced to a slanging house that conducts pottymandrams.
Root: Potty (slang for trivial) + Pattimandram (tamil for debate)


Meaning: Mercenary.
Pronunication: Money-dhan.
Usage: Imagine a wealthless world full of moneythans. That's the future of planet earth.
Root: Money + Manithan (tamil for man).

Saturday, February 26, 2011


Meaning: A word having similar numerological score as another word.
Pronunciation: Noom-mo-nim.
Usage: Kerala is probably called God's Own Country because both Kerala & God add up to 14.
Root: Num (short for numerals) + Synonym.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Methical Dilemma

Meaning: A dilemma faced by cops. On whether to re-distribute confiscated drugs and make a quick buck or to destroy the thing.
Pronunciation: Meth-thee-cull Dil-lay-ma.
Usage: Methical dilemmas are not mere sub-plots in cop movies. It's a real issue for poorly paid policemen who risk their lives to bust drugs.
Root: Meth (street parlance for metamfetamine) + Ethical Dilemma.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Meaning: A metropolis.
Pronunciation: May-ta-pate-tie.
Usage: Instead of building SEZs, the government should plan to group clusters in rural areas and form viable metapettais.
Root: Metapettai is the pettai of all pettais. Pettai is a tamil word that means sector.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


Meaning: Presenting news with melodrama.
Pronunciation: Now-tunk-key.
Usage: When you deliver news with appropriate BGM, it becomes nowtanki.
Root: Times NOW (one of the leading news channels in India known to use this style) + Nautanki (Hindi word for drama).

Monday, February 14, 2011


Meaning: The state experienced by an ecosystem infected with poison.
Pronunciation: Ex-talk-sick-kay-shun.
Usage: Recurring scams are proof that our nation is a victim of extoxication.
Root: Intoxication of the external universe.

Thursday, February 10, 2011


Meaning: An action that is allowed by law but may soon be declared illegal. Or vice versa.
Pronunciation: Still-lee-gull.
Usage: Many cyber crimes in India are stillegal.
Root: Obvious.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


Meaning: An imaginary ingredient added to the product to improve its saleability.
Pronunciation: Ad-dee-tive.
Usage: Often me-too products need addytives like 'Oxygen Power'& 'Stain Busters' to stand apart.
Root: Addy (ad parlance for 'very advertising') + Additive (a substance added in small amounts to strengthen the proposition).

Monday, February 07, 2011


Meaning: One who transcribes experiences felt during a bout of ecstasy.
Pronunciation: Same as translator.
Usage: Spiritual masters, songsters, poets and painters at some point in time become trancelators.
Root: Self evident.

Sunday, February 06, 2011


Meaning: A password that escapes your memory.
Pronunciation: Dh-oor-word.
Usage: A dhoorword is the first sign of ageing.
Root: Dhoor (the opposite of paas in Hindi) + word.


Meaning: A best of three chess battle.
Pronunciation: Pawn-nee-pa-th.
Usage: India must settle the Kashmir issue once for all, by opting for a pawnipat between Viswanathan Anand and Asif Ali Zardari.
Root: Pawn (notative of chess) + Panipat (the historic venue of three battles).


Meaning: Recipe junkie.
Pronunciation: bhoo-kh-worm.
Usage: If you can't marry a good cook, at least try and hook up with a bhookhworm.
Root: Bhookh (Hindi for appetite) + Bookworm (book junkie).

Saturday, February 05, 2011


Meaning: The ability to play the stock market right.
Pronunciation: Stock-q-ra-see.
Usage: Even if you know all the technical analysis in the word, you can never have more than 50% stockuracy.
Root: Stock Market + Accuracy.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Water Sizing

Meaning: Coding a website in such a way that it takes the size of the screen.
Pronunciation: What-ta-size-zing.
Usage: With the explosion of display devices, water sizing has become a hygiene factor for websites.
Root: Water (fluid shape that takes the form of the holder) + Size.


Meaning: Skin burns.
Pronunciation: Skin-sin-na-ray-shun.
Usage: The bigger, the ozone hole, more the chances of skincineration.
Root: Skin + Incineration.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Dictator Mummies

Meaning: Dysfunctional authoritarian regimes preserved by super powers for fulfilling their own agendas.
Pronunciation: Dick-tay-tor-mum-mees.
Usage: In the coming weeks, hopefully Egypt will give its Dictator Mummies a befitting burial.
Root: Pretty obvious.

Saturday, January 29, 2011


Meaning: Persuasive phone talk.
Pronunciation: Hull-low-kwens.
Usage: Anti-socials make terrible telemarketers as they just don't have the helloquence.
Root: Obvious.

Dearth Quake

Meaning: Thundering absence of excitement.
Pronunciation: Rhymes with earth quake.
Usage: Any piece of creation must evoke a reaction. If all it manages is a dearth quake, than it can sap the creative spirit.
Root: Self explanatory.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


Meaning: Step-pu dance or dance with lazy robotic movement of the body.
Pronunciation: Rudge-jini-cant-ter.
Usage: Forget the salsa, I don't even have the energies for Rajnicanter.
Root: Rajnikant (the superstar of India known for his trademark step-pu dance) + Canter (a form of dance).


Meaning: A PR hack who creates the illusion of being a journalist.
Pronunciation: Press-tea-dijit-tay-tor.
Usage: TOI employs a whole factory of presstidigitators.
Root: Press (news gatherer) + Prestidigitator (one who practices sleight of hand)


Meaning: A pious person with a colourful life, after dark.
Pronunciation: Moon-ya-see.
Usage: Nithyananda is not the only moonyasi around. There are many more waiting to be exposed.
Root: A sanyasi who moonlights.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bottle Ghost

Meaning: The spirit that can make you tipsy.
Pronunciation: Bot-till-ghost.
Usage: Some people get away with murder under the influence of the bottle ghost.
Root: Bottle (Synecdoche for booze) + Ghost (Spirit).

Saturday, January 22, 2011


Meaning: Bamboozling with verbal threats.
Pronunciation: Bath-thunk-vaadh.
Usage: China doesn't believe in diplomacy. It just bullies countries with baatankwad.
Root: Baat (Hindi for talk) + Aatankwad (Hindi for terrorism).

Friday, January 21, 2011


Meaning: Chess-speak.
Pronunciation: Chess-per-rant-toe.
Usage: In Chessperanto, f3e5 g4qh4 means, 'Fool, you got mated in two moves!'
Root: Obvious.