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Old June 20th, 2001, 11:34 AM
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Hindi se English

English language has borrowed several words from hindi languages. Apart from the common ones like, verandah, baazar, dekko, some slightly uncommon ones:

cot - comes from khaat, khatiya (the sarkayilo fame)
typhoon - possibly from tufaan.
juggernaut - from Jagannath. The rath yatra at Jagannath inspired this word.
shampoo - champi yaane ki massage (remember that Johnny Walker song in Pyaasa).
punch (drink) - From paanch (five). We used to drink some refreshment which was made from 5 ingredients. English converted it to punch.
bungalow - comes from Bangla meaning "of Bengal". Apparently, one storey houses with a porch are quite common in Bengal.

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Old June 20th, 2001, 11:50 AM
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Khakhi from Khaki.

raja(h) from rajah.

dungaree after Dungri, a district of Bombay) coarse cotton fabric used mostly for work clothes; (in the plural) overalls made of this fabric

gurufrom Sanskrit: 'teacher') a Hindu or Sikh spiritual leader; an influential teacher or mentor (often dismissive, as in leftwing political gurus)

bandanna, bangle, chintz, cummerbund, jungle, loot, maharaja, nabob, pajamas, shampoo, thug, kedgeree, jamboree, kabob
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Old June 20th, 2001, 11:53 AM
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kedgeree
what's this word?
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Old June 20th, 2001, 11:54 AM
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Oy.. bigji.. bahut sare words aise hain jo hume pataa nahi (in your list.. what are they?)
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one word used in punjabi

kundi (bolt) from tamil word kundi (g**nd)
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Old June 20th, 2001, 11:56 AM
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That was the best.;.. khopdi.. where do you come up with this man.. khopdi you a southie?
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Oy.. bigji.. bahut sare words aise hain jo hume pataa nahi (in your list.. what are they?)
kaun kaun sey maalik??.... batao toh sahi....

Manchu... maloom nahin yaar.... web site sey cut paste kiya tha



Khopdi... another one ... undie (underwear) derived from Undie (G****) in malayalam.
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cummerbund,
nabob,
kedgeree,
jamboree
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cummerbund ka matlab pataa naheen kya g se l tak ..??
means kamar (hip) to bund (iska meaning to pata hee hoga)
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apun to punjab di galli main paida hua hain
jhoot mat bol....you can be anything but a punju.

GpeL bhai... he is a southie.... or atleast, hindi or punjabi is not his mother tongue.
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itna kaanfidensh kaisha bolo, haan bolo bada G**nd ?? humkoo shamjhao !!
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cummerbund,
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kedgeree,
jamboree
cummerbund : Kamar-Bandh... what you tie around your waist while wearing tuxedoes etc.

nabob : Nawaab... as in Nawaabi Shauq

Jamboori... ask MoLM..he knows

kedgeree.... maloom nahin.
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itna kaanfidensh kaisha bolo, haan bolo bada G**nd ?? humkoo shamjhao !!
bhai mainey G maravakey badi nahin kee hai (parallel to "mainey dhoop mein baal safed nahin kiye hain")... meri naak bahut tez hai... soongh key kuttey ki nasal pehchaan leta hoon....

Tu most probably south ka hai

Meri G pey haath rakh key bol key jo kuch bhi bolega sach bolega aur sach key siva kuchh nahin bolega...

ab bata kidhar ka hai?
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