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Street lingo: picked from the bylanes of Uttar Pradesh

brunch Updated: Dec 09, 2013 12:23 IST

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Over the years, you may have picked up the odd Punjabi phrase or stuff Marathi aunties say. You even know a few Tamil swear words. Here's more to expand your vocabulary.





Bail Hai Saala

Meaning:
He’s a fool

Usage: I tried to explain feminism to that old guy at work, but he just wouldn’t get it! Bail hai saala!



Be-par ki udaana

Meaning:
Trying to say something baseless

Usage: Yaar be-par ki mat udaao, tumhare paas Ferrari kahaan hai?



http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2013/12/11a1.jpgKantaap, lappad

Meaning:
Slap

Usage: Ek kantaap marenge, seedhe ho jaoge



Lafantar

Meaning: Rogue, ruffian – essentially, Anil Kapoor in Ram Lakhan

Usage: Woh lafantar humare ghar ka damaad kabhi nahi bann sakta!



http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2013/12/15a1.jpgLappu jhanna


Meaning: The laughing stock, lallu panju

Usage: Tusshar Kapoor in two words? Lappu Jhanna



Ghumakkad

Meaning:
Someone who’s always loafing about

Usage: Gul Panag is such a ghumakkad. Her tweets are always about travel



http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2013/12/12a1.jpgChandukhane ki khabar

Meaning: Drunken banter

Usage: Phata Poster Nikhla Hero landed Shahid a role in Hollywood? Kya chandukhane ki khabar suna rahe ho!



Gira gira ke maarenge

Meaning:
Literally, toss someone on the floor, beat them, pick up and repeat

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2013/12/13a1.jpgUsage: We’d rather you didn’t use it at all!



Ama Jao

Meaning:
Really, what are you saying?

Usage: You think Bigg Boss is a ‘reality show’? Ama jao!



Baqaiti

http://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2013/12/14a1.jpgMeaning:
Senseless talk

Usage: You’re interviewing Mallika Sherawat? Try and get some substance out of all her baqaiti!

From HT Brunch, December 8

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