Tuesday, 16 March 2010

IPL, a lexicographer’s perspective

Had Samuel Johnson or Noah Webster been around, it would have spared me the trouble. Since they are not, I guess someone has to step in, spit on his palms and get on with the job.

So here are seven IPL words which Doosra believes should straightaway be in the lexicons.
 
1. Laliterature (la-lit-ray-chur): any text rich with recurring phrases like ‘multi-million-dollar deal’, ‘tender’, ‘rights’, ‘franchise’ etc. (e.g. The eunuchs who came to listen to Pranab Mukherjee’s budget were disappointed, admitting they could not make heads or tails of the Finance Minister’s laliterature.)
 
2. Yusuffering (yu-suff-ring): See-saw, yo-yoing. (e.g. Elin Nordegren finally handed Tiger Woods his hat, saying the golfer’s yusuffering fidelity was to be blamed for their parting.)
 
3. Mandiraxed (man-di-raxd): Dumped unceremoniously. (e.g. Sarah Palin says she is clueless why Barack Obama mandiraxed her and fell for that Chicago lamppost called Michelle.)
 
4. Yuvinile (yuv-nael): Excessive penchant for nightlife. (e.g. ‘Shoaib Akhtar had all the ingredients to be a great bowler but for his yuvinile indiscretions,’ rued Imran Khan.)
 
5. Shilparasites (shil-para-saets): gatecrashing relatives of your lady boss. (e.g. I had invited only my boss in my anniversary but she turned up with hordes of her freeloading shilparasites.)
 
6. Gangulyse (gang-u-lies): revive, mend. (e.g. John Terry’s tormented wife today made it clear that no amount of counseling can gangulyse her relation with her Casanova husband.)
 
7. Sehwagon Wheel: A wagon wheel where 4s and 6s far outnumber 1s and 2s. (e.g. Arjun Tendulkar’s Sehwagon Wheel reassured us that the youngster is following in his father’s footsteps.)

32 comments:

Govind Raj said...

Som, Sehwagon wheel is a good one. Loved it. I too had coined a word for what Viru does with his tongue and with his bat: Sehwagging ! Like... South African bowlers were Sehwagged all day without any respite :-)

Som said...

Govind, Sehwagging is interesting. it can mean 1. foot-in-mouth; or 2. thrashing.

straight point said...

sehwaged (se-vaged) brutally ravaged...

do i need to give you example... :)

shreyosi said...

Daruuuuuuuuuuuun......

Som said...

SP, evidence? Parade the entire Rajasthan Royals, their wound is still fresh:)

Som said...

Shreyosi, thanks and welcome to Doosra :)

The said...

Som,

Brilliant! :-) I have 1 entry for you too:

Zintacize (zin-ta-cize): To display cinematic affection for a group of revenue-earners by acts hugging and kissing, irrelevant of the final result

Eg:
" Impressed by the efforts of her fund raisers for the 2 crore garlarnd, Mayawati proceeded to zintacize every one of them on live TV"

TheVickerman
morethanjustagame

Sidthegnomenator said...

Som, I sat down last night and spent two hours working on a piece remarkably similar in format to this! I'm going to console myself with the old mantra "great minds think alike", but that won't prevent my laptop's recycle bin from filling up this morning :-P

P.S. nice post BTW

Som said...

Vickerman, hehehehe. I was too gobsmacked with Mayawati's garland to put it in my post. Just wanted to run away with a piece of that garland. BTW, Zintacise is awesome. Be my co-collaborator in compiling the dictionary:)

Som said...

Sid, I profusely apologise. No harm in putting that in your blog. Don't let iut lie in recycle bin. Do put it and I would link my piece to you and you can do the same. Let's show great minds not only think alike but also can blog together. Don't waste it, please.

sam said...

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Kings xI Punjab are the favorites to win today's IPL match.Preity Zinta’s Kings 11 Panjab and Bangalore’s Royal Challengers have already lost their opening games.Interesting Bash!!!!to win first match of IPL 2010....
More On >>DLF IPL 2010

Som said...

Sam, that's comprehensive I must say.

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The said...

mmmm.... Cakes.

Som said...

Vickerman, who takes those cakes?

The said...

Dude I had to do a google search to figure out where Bharuch was! I guess one of :
Pathan brothers
Parthiv Patel
or Hemang Badani (for his relatives)


Join in the open thread at my blog if you're watching the game live man! Can do with your insights!

Som said...

Bharuch's most famous product goes by the name of Munaf Patel. Man...err..Vickerman..wish could join the thread now, tied up in office till midnight :(

The said...

Will the cakes be as sullen as Munaf then?

Dude, not a good day to be at office man! :-) RCB actually making a match of it!

Som said...

RCB indeed going great guns but Uthappa fell in inopportune time. BTW, I get to watch matches in office, not bad, no?

Sidthegnomenator said...

Thanks, Som. Actually I was putting it together for cricket sadists monthly (or blog in the likely event of it getting rejected) and when I read over it again this morning, it is quite different to yours. Same format, completely different topic. So I am sticking with it. For now anyway.

Som said...

Sid, sad to know that it's quite different:) What happens to that great-minds-think-alike theme of ours? Can't believe we actually think on different lines!

The said...

Cricket at office is a sweet deal indeed man!

Sid, waiting for your edition.

Govind Raj said...

Som, Foot in the mouth is a bit too unlike Viru. With kind of 'footwork' he has, he will be hard pressed to put his foot anywhere above the waist. Only way he can put his foot in the mouth: The mouth has to belong to someone else; how about Afridi with his penchant for putting unnatural things into his oral cavity?

So for Viru, Sehwagging means: [1] Thrashing [2] Bat in the mouth: Now that is a lot easier for him :-)

Som said...

Vickerman, not so sweet if you have to do it day in day out for your bread and butter:)

Som said...

Govind, spot on!

The said...

Is watching cricket part of the bread and butter??

TheVickerman

Som said...

@TheVickerman...yes sir.

Satrajit said...

Somour: Making humour out of a cricketer's name in Som's style. Eg: One must have awesome sense of Somour to write a cricket blog.

Som said...

Satrajittery is the word currently doing rounds inside my head:)

Aneesh Surender said...

Har har. Witness speak: Yuvinile takes the cake.

And the one Ross detests. 'Taylormade': Sweeping and Swiping.

Anonymous said...

I can not recollect.

Family and General Practice in Nebraska said...

Som, Sehwagon wheel is a good one. Loved it. I too had coined a word for what Viru does with his tongue and with his bat: Sehwagging ! Like... South African bowlers were Sehwagged all day without any respite :-)