As my personal lexicon evolves, so can yours. It's really that simple. This week try to use these words/phrases in normal conversation:
1. Tatti - Pronounced "tut-tee" this means shit in Hindi. This is one I picked up from my younger cousin Vivek. If you're like me you should really stetch it out. Example "What a taaattii." I think you'll fondly remember my previous discussion about this in my post Cafe Tatti (3/12/06).
2. Sharaabi - This mean drunkard. It's a classy way of having a toast with drinks. "Hey sharaabi!"
3. Shot! - This is really just an exclamation. Anyone who has been around me longer than a few hours, especially around Indians, has heard me say "shot!" after hearing something startling, riveting, or unexpected.
4. Dishoom - I can't claim this as my own, but I do use it a bit. It's sorta the opposite of "shot!" in that it's usually mentioned when something goes awry.
5. Mayhapsly - I stole this one from my friend Whitney, but it's mine now. For the record she says "mayhaps" and I stepped up my game to add the suffix "-ly." Some people call me space cowboy, some just call me a visionary.
6. Sangwich - This is just a slaughtered pronounciation of "sandwich," that I stole from the comedian Dane Cook.
7. Quite - This is the fast becoming America's favorite adjective. My excessive usage of this is due solely from my assassination faking cousin Vivek. Allow me to demonstrate
- "This food is quite good. Quiiiite"
- "This movie is quite long. Quiiite"
- "He is quite a tatti. Quiiite"
I hope this is helpful and be sure to use these when conversing with friends, loved ones, and barnyard animals.