The 2009 dictionary of phrase and fable.

Facebook: A social networking site whose users increased threefold this year alone. (perhaps due to Zynga and the recession).  A site so popular, a movie is being made on it starring Justin Timberlake.

Farm Wars: What you’re really doing when your boss thinks you’re slogging away at work.

Gay Pride: What the GLBT community felt when homosexuality in India was finally decriminalized.

A Hole in One:  The state of a certain golfer’s pocket for being a Tiger…in bed 😛

‘I dream of Jinnah’: The unpublished Memoirs of Jaswant Singh on the death of free speech.

It ain’t over till the fat lady sings: Susan Boyle

Jai Ho Ho Ho: What a Slumdog Santa sings.

Kan ye be any Swifter in making an ass of yourself? : The VMA’s

Michael Jackson: The result of a media that is schizophrenic enough to give you hell while you’re alive, yet glorify you posthumously.

Moonwalk: A jig performed by Indian scientists after they discovered water on the moon

Nano: Not just an i-pod! Do note that pronunciation of this little fella is ‘naa-no’

Obama: A very Nobel Change Management Specialist.

Piggy on the railtrack: A nursery rhyme that is actually a euphemism for the the mass slaughter of influenzed pigs.

Pink Chaddis: A cocktail you do not get in Indian pubs.

Rakhi Sawant: A wannabity who first makes you her saiyyan, then makes you her bhaiyya.

SchuMACHer:  Out goes the Woods, in comes the racetrack.

Twitter: What made Ashton Kutcher happy, Jennifer Aniston sad, put Shashi Tharoor in the spotlight, and shut down the day Michael Jackson died.

Viagra: What Tiwari is clearly using.

Web 3.0: Web 2.0 that you might just have to pay for. Starting with Wikipedia…

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10 Responses to “The 2009 dictionary of phrase and fable.”

  1. Kartik Says:

    Hahah really cool… except I’m quite sure zynga was never a word or was it?
    Liked the VMA one the most

  2. Kartik Says:

    Oh yeah I have another one for ol’ woody.. apparently he likes to play all 18 holes

  3. Trauma Queen Says:

    woody allen too, specially 18 year old holes 😛

  4. Abhijit Says:

    Nice!
    Methinks Tiger loved the ‘In the forest of the night ‘bit.

    Completely unrelated, but interesting nevertheless : A restaurant in Cochin has something called ‘suk mi thong’ on its menu.

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  6. KS Says:

    Related news: What words have been banned from being used this yr? (Tweets, sexting, unfriended, chillaxin, stimulus, czar, app, bromance and my favourite, “transparenttransparency” 😉

  7. A Cynic in Wonderland Says:

    buwahah nice this is.

    Happy new year!

  8. terrashield Says:

    Ha ha! Good one. Happy New Year 🙂

  9. fondfire Says:

    That was fun! Some of it was too Indian for me (though I looked up some of it; that Jinnah-book thing is crazy; I guess that would be like an American politician writing a book in the ’80s reflecting on how wonderful Russian help against Hitler was, though; it’s true, but you can’t actually say that in the U.S., even now; so sad). I hope you are well.

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