18 January, 2021

12 Buzzwords Of 2007

Not much exercised by le mot juste, Indians fell back on these ever and anon

12 Buzzwords Of 2007
Headless Chickens - (n.)
Original definition: member of parliament; revised definition: member of press; final definition: people whom Ambassador Ronen Sen holds in great esteem and admiration.


Manglik - (n.)
Astrologically doomed person who may or may not be a green-eyed member of a famous farming family, and quickly needs to marry a tree.

Growth with Equity - (n.)
Favourite hand-wringing phrase of those who cannot decide whether they are for or against economic liberalisation.


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