Words are meant to convey a meaning. But when a word is used in a complete different context it creates confusion and more importantly, Humor! Here’s looking at 10 words that mean something else but we Gujjus use it in different context altogether!
Enjoy the duality of language!!
1. DAAV: A word unfortunately used for exact opposite to its original meaning.
A chance can mean an opportunity, but we Gujjus use it only for untoward incidents..
2. LOCHO: Being a “locho” lover, I wonder why my loved dish’s name began to be used to signify problems!!
“Locho khaavo” badhaane game pan “Locha pade” tyaare magaj dofraayi jaay!!
3: SCHEME: Well, it is the same.
For others, scheme is a strategy or plan, for Gujjus too it’s the same but only deceptive plans are considered a “scheme”
4: 135: Its ridiculously amazing how a number can mean a harmful tobacco product.
Reminds us of Chicken 65 😀
5: Cutting: We don’t know the person who started using this term for half tea, but we are damn sure that he had very poor English.
“Half doesn’t mean cutting “!!
6: Color: For others, colors can be dull or bright but for Gujjus, ” coloriya” are always the most flamboyant n bright (in looks, obviously)
7: Meetho/leeti/dheelo: The less we say, the better 😀
8: Office: We know why Gujjus call their toilets office.
At both the places i.e. at workplace and in toilet, people mind their own business, plan future and get shit done!!
9: Chaa-paani: The frequent use of this term for bribe has made us begin to think twice before offering the actual chaay paani to the guests at our place!!
10: Maharaj: In hopes of getting a tasty meal cooked by our cook, we flatter them by calling them by the word that means the rulers/kings and priests.
This is what a tasty meal means to us!
Can think of other such words?? Yes? Send us. 🙂