Indian English is not only one of its kind, it is also uber cool. And we do not fear to use it with enough and the required amount of daring. Although sometimes we jumble up a few words, we end up creating something cooler. Here is a list of some such words that mean something else or nothing at all, but we use them all the same.
Although we are talking about the trunk of our car, we call it dicki, which means absolutely nothing.
Prepone means nothing. This word does not exist. We end up saying prepone only because it sounds like it should be the opposite of postpone.
Not every form of illustration is a cartoon. Cartoons are illustrations mostly used in a humorous way.
Paste and toothpaste are entirely different things. Paste is a moist product that is the result of mixing two or more ingredients with liquid.
Revert does not mean to reply. It merely means to return to a previous state or topic.
It usually hurts, but the noun form of it is pain.
Function refers to purpose of a particular thing or object, or activity. We use it to mean social gatherings, events or party functions.
Math or Mathematics is the correct usage. Maths kinda means more than one Math, which is basically gibberish.
Why do we even use this word?! Even if one uses it colloquially, anyways is a big no-no in formal writing.
We use ultimate to mean 'the one and only' or basically anyone who cannot be surpassed. Ultimate merely means the last one or the one in the end.
Chronic means long-standing or recurrent. It does not mean severe.
Stepney refers to the spare tyre we keep in our vehicle. Although it is not wrong usage, it is mostly used in South Asian countries.
Gymming is not really a word. Making a gerund out of a noun does not really make it a verb.
A lot of people say "Have you had your tiffin yet?". That would actually mean you are having your food container.
Passing out refers to fainting. Passing out of college would be plain weird.
A person is native of a place, connected by birth.
Mixie is not really a word. It is a 100 per cent Indian coinage.
We get where the word monkey cap comes from. When you wear it, you look like a monkey. But a good idea would be to go with balaclava.
Good name. As opposed to what? Bad name? There is no good name. There is just name.
We probably call it nighty only because it is meant to be worn at night. It also could be nightgown's nickname.
These 100 per cent desi designs were made by the very smart boy, Lakshya Vij.