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.