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ravages commented on the word chandrachoodan
reesetee: Thank you!
Bilby: I take it out, and let it roam the western skies then.
March 1, 2008
ravages commented on the list great-flickrnames
January 3, 2008
ravages commented on the list in-gods-name
You're welcome. I shall try adding more Indian/Hindu names
December 19, 2007
ravages commented on the user bilby
Got it. Getting in. Interesting idea, kinda like my old flame - WikiTravel.
ravages commented on the list words-with-that-horrible-gn-sound
IGNOU? An acronym for the Indira Gandhi National Open University. It's now forgotten, is the name and only referred to as IGNOU
ravages commented on the word sanskrit
Samskrtam means cultured.
from Sanskrit = another name for the god Shiva
Chandra = Moon
choodan = lock of hair/
Chandrachoodan = he who bears the moon in his matted hair. Shiva does.
Chandrachoodan is also my name.
Re: Travel magazine.
Oh yeah! I am interested. Very, even. Who should I contact?
ravages commented on the word coffeen
to die of an overdose of coffee.
where dead coffee addicts go to.
coined by me, here -
ravages commented on the word wordaliser
one who visualises words;
to paint a picture with words.
ravages commented on the word mellifluous
smooth, sweet, feminine.
describing a language?
of greek origin(?)
ravages commented on the word magister
ravages commented on the word blog magister
the high-priest of blogging
ravages commented on the word blurker
a blog lurker
ravages commented on the word copywriter
I am one.
December 18, 2007
ravages commented on the user john
Re: Diesel. Thank you!
December 17, 2007
ravages commented on the word varnashrama
While Caste does figure in this, the Varnashrama is more a description of the four stages/ashrams in the life of a Brahman -
as a bachelor, - Brahmachari
as a husband/family man - Grihasta
as a senior citizen, beginning his journey towards the final destination - Vanaprasta
as a monk, cut off from everybody - Sanyasi
ravages commented on the list surprisingly-eponymous
Diesel I think is also eponymous
December 16, 2007
ravages commented on the word click-clickety whirr
"click-clickety whirr" You've been added to my mailing list.
ravages commented on the word splopp blipp bloop blibb
reminds me of another of my favourite words - click-clickety whirr
ravages commented on the word single-commentedly
first used here
the blog version of 'single-handedly'
ravages commented on the word hing
Turns out I was wrong. Hing is indeed asafoetida.
The tamil word for it is Perungaayam. பெர�?ங�?காயம�?
Most puritans/religious fundamentalist consider asafoetida as evil. It stimulates the "tamasik" quality in men and that's a bad thing, apparently.
I'm not sure. I think it is ginger. The Tamil word for ginger is (H)Inji (இஞ�?சி/இந�?ஜி)
Let me check.
ravages commented on the word trebuchet
also a typeface. popular.
ravages commented on the word idli
a staple of south India.
rice cakes/dumplings steamed and served with chutney and sambar.
possible etymology : Tamil இட�?ட�? + ஆவி (ittu+aavi). இட�?ட�? = place in, ஆவி = steam.
ravages commented on the word chutney
ground paste, to be used as a dip. Usually made with coconut. Comes from the Malayalam word Chammandhi
ravages commented on the word mulligatawny
tamil "milagu" (மிளக�?) = pepper, and tamil "thanni" (தண�?ணீர�?) = water.
ravages commented on the word catamaran
a raft, made by splicing together two logs.
from the tamil word Kattumaram (கட�?ட�? மரம�? meaning bound wood)
ravages commented on the word madras
and a state of mind.
ravages commented on the word presactly
word first used by (to my knowledge) a flickr contact called FrogMuseum.
ravages commented on the word tiffin
Cadbury's have a brand called tiffins. great chocolates they make.
from tiffing. now Indian for a late-afternoon snack
hing is also I, when I have a couple of screws loose
Or, is that unhing-ed?
hing is ginger
ravages commented on the word parsifal
I am immensely in love with this word.
December 15, 2007
ravages commented on the word loth
is it fair to say many instances of loth, or loths, turn one a sloth?
ravages commented on the word cronk
crank up the cronk a notch?
ravages commented on the word antithetical
As the silent-est member of the Cartel, I am sure you will have no trouble getting in. Though, there's a test of logic, and stuff.
the libertarian cartel
ravages commented on the word bomblette
Bull's Eye is how they call the sunny-side up egg in the part of India I live in. Or, well, used to. Not sure now.
ravages commented on the word dee why
eee, why not?
ravages commented on the word goobles
not to be confused with gobbles?
boogers also apt, when describing indescribably yucky wet messy things. like this sentence.
dangerous cousin, the bull's-eye.
often deceptive, appears tame, especially when ketchup is liberally applied on it.
ravages commented on the word tamil
The dot also goes here.
ravages commented on the word bingety-bongety
ravages commented on the word boomlet
sausurges lead to baloney money?
ravages commented on the word dear john
bilby: Wouldn't that be an bomblette?
boomlet - what your pig will give birth to during periods of heightened economic growth and stock market surges.
ravages commented on the word frolic
cues green, rolling meadows.
cues warm sunlight and a gentle breeze.
The dot on top defines the retroflex "L" sound.
ravages commented on the word frolicing
happy, happy, joy, joy
ravages commented on the list proof-that-marketers-are-idiots
kwality, in India. Famous ice-cream brand.
ravages commented on the word tradition
ravages commented on the word perfunctory
ravages commented on the word convention
ravages commented on the word proforma
that which could be?
A language, of Dravidian (as opposed to Indo-European) origin. Also the people who speak the language. And their culture.
Speakers in India (mostly the state of Tamil Nadu), Sri Lanka, Malaysia & Singapore, and thanks to the diaspora, North America.
ravages commented on the word meandering
of rivers. of men. of tastes. of fickle hearts.
ravages commented on the word industrial estate
a large area with manufacturing units, producing similar products. A very Indian (I think) phenomenon. The first was in Guindy, Chennai.
Not an omelette.
ravages commented on the word suggestibel
sounds like decibel
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bilby commented on the user ravages
It's a small thing so it's close and personal at the moment. I've done a few bits on Inverness.
Here 'tis: www.writingtravellers.com
Hi Rav, I/we are looking for writers to help with a travel guide to India. Let me know if you want to be involved.
john commented on the user ravages
Hi Ravages. Diesel is indeed an eponym, nice call!
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