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Monday, July 19, 2004

Lingo-istic Nostalgia
TOI has this article on college slangs in India (I remember Ritesh once claiming that 'slang' itself stood for Systematic Language Assassination by the New Generation). What? Item, pakawing, faccha, chindi ...? These weren't around when I was in college. Then it was freshers, sams, bogs et al. Man, now they are changing the lingo as well :( My sister Pummy (who took great offense at the fact that there were no mentions of her in this blog) speaks in a weird mix of bad Hindi, Bengali and English which is borderline ludicrous and partially sad. Imagine, not only will the Gen X (or are they Gen Y or Z/Zee now?) now make fun at people like us but we won't even get it that they are making fun of us! Is that a good thing or a bad thing? In the words of my college days - Why put T?

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