Sunday, November 26, 2006

Party...

... is a multi-faceted word in our country today.

The Corp'Ho and I were discussing this the other day, and we came up with quite a few different uses of the word.

Bihar and probably all of UP: Any group of people. It's used in greetings, for instance...
"Kaa PARTY, kidhar ja rahe ho?"

Bombay:
Customer(s) for services (broker, 'agent', bhai, lady of the night, etc)...
Desperate House-hunter: Hello! Hello! Irfan Bhai!
Broker: Haylo! Diwakar Sa'ab! Bolo!
Desperate House-hunter: Kute tumi? Woh ghar dekhna tha abhi!
Broker: Sa'ab abhi to nahi hoga, PARTY ke saath hoon, kal karte hain!

Delhi:
ANY outing or celebration or even just plain lunch. e.g....
Bunty: Challo ji, kal PARTY kartey hain
Nicky Singh: Be'encho
Bobby: Haan haan, kaafi din ho gaye PARTY kiye huey
Nicky Singh: Be'encho
Pinku: PVR chalein?
Nicky Singh: Be'encho

Kolkata:
THE PARTY. For instance...
"Aamar chchele to PARTY korchche aajkal"
Literally: My son's doing party these days
Actually: He's working/campaigning/striking for the CPI(M)

Bangalore: A party (duh) like the one with Shorty and Bacardi. Like...
"Hey dude, let's PARTY man"
"Yo man, this PARTY is rockin or what"

Chennai: An identifier to one's behavorial antecedents. i.e. (updated with feedback)
Selvan: Innada machi. How is that Rajesh doing these days?
Palanivel: Nothing da. He's a Tanni-PARTY only - Always taking drinks.
Selvan: Thoo!
Palanivel: Anyway, I heard your cousin Kiruba is getting married. How's the boy?
Selvan: He's good da. Sound-PARTY we found.

10 comments:

corporate whore said...

a couple of corrections on behalf of palani and selvan.

1. its Tanni - party, much better when used this way rather than booze - party. And its Sound - party, not solid party, though thats what it means.

2. no self respecting Tam girl is called Vimala.

Mr. D said...

Agree with point 1, but I know a couple tam Vimalas...

Hypolink said...

Vimala or no Vimala, I suspect Kiruba is a touchy point when Corp Ho is involved

Mr. D said...

well, he's the one who objected to vimala, and kiruba is a COUSIN, after all.

Hypolink said...

"cousin"?

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