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.