This post is dedicated to those English words which we malayalees have hijacked and completely modified such that they mean something entirely different/comical/dramatic!
1.Best!!- No not just the word,there is a special way of saying this too…in the proper sarcastic slang and you have to stretch the word for more impact. Bessssttttt!!! This is used as a reaction especially when something unexpected happens.
2.Scene – This is usually to denote some really messed up situation. Mostly accompanied with ‘Katta scene!’, ‘Scene contra’!
3.Post – This is to explain someone’s plight who has been held up in a situation or has been waiting for long ( mostly an unexpected delay)
4.Dark – This is close to the actual meaning,but this word alone means stuck in a hopeless or tricky situation
5.Freak – This still means somewhat close to original meaning . However this is considered a positive adjective mostly here while original is more in a negative sense.
6.Chunk- Denotes a very close friend ,often accompanied by ‘bro’.
7.Fit – if someone in kerala says he is fit (again stretched as ‘fittt’), then it doesn’t mean he is fit health-wise,it means he is completely drunk!
8.Line – if someone has a ‘line’, it means the person is in a relationship and has a bf/gf
9.Wit – this refers to a comedy or funny incident that one witnessed or experienced
10.Headweight – Someone who is too proud,this is used in tamil too.
I am sure there are so many more English words used in colloquial malayalam slangs, do add them to comments section!
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