Thursday, January 31, 2013


Meaning: Having a girl friend with the same features/traits as an ex.
Pronunciation: Sheek-well.
Usage: Jilted lovers keep seeking shequels to relive their life that wasn't.
Root: She + Sequel (a work that develops the theme of an earlier one).

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Meaning: A boastful coward.
Pronunciation: Pun-ja-nen-jan.
Usage: Most of us who are lions online and meek sheep offline, are mere panjanenjans.
Root: Panju (Tamil for cotton) + Anjanenjan (Tamil for braveheart).

Saturday, January 26, 2013


Meaning: Women's cricket.
Pronunciation: Chick-ket.
Usage: By rebranding women's cricket as 'Chicket' and by introducing more colourful sportswear, we can breathe new life into the already dead sport.
Root: Chick (young ones of the female species) + Cricket.

Monday, January 21, 2013


Meaning: The sum of all civilizations in the multiverse.
Pronunciation: Zay-shuns.
Usage: There were many zations before the big bang. There will be many more zations after the Big Crunch.
Root: Zillion + civilisATIONS.

Monday, January 14, 2013


Meaning: To court someone intellectually.
Pronunciation: Ari-woo.
Usage: Nerds and geeks prefer to ariwoo the opposite sex.
Root: Arivu (Tamil for intellect) + Woo.

Sunday, January 13, 2013


Meaning: The glitterati.
Pronunciation: Zari (rhymes with hurry) + Jans (rhymes with dunce).
Usage: Organising wine and cheese parties isn't the only way to reach the zarijans.
Root: Zari (Urdu for 'the ornate') + Jan (Hindi for 'People')

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Twin Twans

Meaning: Words that come in pairs. Like Mumbo Jumbo, Hocus Pocus and Hoity Toity. Twin Twans is synonymous with reduplicatives.
Pronunciation: Twint-van.
Usage: Languages look fuddy duddy without the itsy-bitsies we call twin twans.
Root: Twin (a pair) + Twan (a whimsical verbal cousin of Twin).