Sunday, April 29, 2012

Revenews Paper

Meaning: A publication full of paid news and advertorial content.
Pronunciation: Rev-when-news.
Usage: Every media house is today facing one dilemma: To convert the newspaper into a revenews paper or not.
Root: Revenues + News Paper.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Meaning: A South Indian shop that sells traditional sweets.
Pronunciation: Paati-seri.
Usage: Adyar Grand Sweets & Snacks is the finest paatisserie in town.
Root: Paati (tamil for grand mother) + Patisserie (a maker of cakes & chocolates).

Friday, April 13, 2012

Venture Crapitalist

Meaning: A funder, who treats the management of the venture he's funded, like shit.
Pronunciation: When-cher-crappy-tull-list.
Usage: My friend kissed his idea goodbye, when the venture crapitalist started getting hands-on on a day to day level.
Root: Self explanatory.

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Delta X-Men

Meaning: Folks who cannot look beyond the incremental.
Pronunciation: Dell-ta-ex-men.
Usage: Ambition is not a word you associate with Delta X-Men.
Root: Derived from Delta X (mathematical term for incremental movement) + X-Men (A breed known for doing extraordinary things). Delta X-Men is the antonym for X-Men.

Monday, April 02, 2012


Meaning: An intense craving to be photographed.
Pronunciation: Cheese-no-fill-lee-ya.
Usage: Most good looking women suffer from cheesenophilia.
Root: Cheese (as in 'Say Cheese') + No (deprivation) + Philia (liking) = The disorder where a person feels photograph-deprived all the time and hence nurtures a desire to be clicked.

Sunday, April 01, 2012


Meaning: Those who are perpetually in haste.
Pronunciation: Hurry-juns.
Usage: Bosses are hurryjans. They somehow seem to entertain the erroneous notion that things get done faster by setting impossible deadlines.
Root: Hurry + Jan (Hindi for 'people').