Monday, December 31, 2012


Meaning: Earth like.
Pronunciation: Ter-ra-tip-pee-cull.
Usage: Not all water containing exoplanets are terratypical.
Root: Self explanatory.


Meaning: Citizens of planets outside our solar system.
Pronunciation: X-O-plan-net-tea-zens.
Usage: In a hundred years, we'll have a choice: either to be earthlings or exoplanetizens.
Root: Exoplanet + Citizens.

Friday, December 28, 2012


Meaning: The fruits of a bribe.
Pronunciation: Ghoos-bay-ree.
Usage: Among kleptocrats, the larger the ghoosberry, the bigger is your circle of influence.
Root: Ghoos (Hindi for bribe) + Berry (a fruit).

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Fastmati Rice

Meaning: Rice that can be cooked in an instant.
Pronunciation: Fast-mathi-ryze
Usage: If we can have instant noodles, why not fastmati rice?
Root: Fast + Basmati Rice.

Monday, December 24, 2012


Meaning: Reliving a painful experience.
Pronunciation: Re-in-scar-nation.
Usage: For many women in Delhi, taking a midnight bus ride will be an act of reinscarnation.
Root: Scar (remnants of an old wound) + Reincarnation.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Meaning: Angry woman.
Pronunciation: Ou-wrath.
Usage: Parliament will have to face the music from auwraths who are sick and tired of the daily harassment they have to put up with.
Root: Aurat (Hindi for woman) + Wrath (anger).

Monday, December 17, 2012

Sorry Gama

Meaning: Awfully offkey music.
Pronunciation: Saw-ree-ga-ma.
Usage: After subjecting the audience to some ear splitting sorry gama, the vidhwaan hopped to the next kutcheri.
Root: Sorry + Sare Gama (the first four notes in Carnatic music).

Sunday, December 02, 2012


Meaning: Having regretted the act of marriage more than once. Synonymous with multiple divorcees.
Pronunciation: Fall-lee-gam-us.
Usage: Follygamous folks make great story tellers.
Root: Self explanatory.