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Thursday, January 21, 2016

Peppy Tapori

Your attention please ! Peppy 'Tapori ' speaking . Majority of Mumbai's population is in the teenage bracket. It's natural to communicate with you in your ' boli ' , and your ' boli ' is ' Tapori '. Thanks to the generally exhilarating mood of youngsters, Tapori sounds Peppy.

Once upon a time . Queen's English was considered as classic . Time flies fast ; accordingly the language went through peppy, roller-coaster-ride. The newspapers so far considered the guardians of ' Lingua-Pura ' , don't shy away from publishing articles chock-a-block with kewl , wassup , yo , ya , whatever , hey , chill pill , uber cool , snobs , chicks , dude , fultoo , item , hifi , cutting etc.

Aamir Khan's ' Ghulam - song ' Ae kya bolti tu ' initiated the trend of ' Tapori ' in Hindi films and Munnabhai's ' bole to ' added momentum to the bandwagon.

Mumbai , the city of dreams and dreamers , welcomed ' dhaansu ' tapori with open mouths ( the pun intended ) . Till yesterday you were angry , now you give ' khunnas ' . The fave funda of ' avli ' youngsters is ' tension lene ka nahi , dene ka ' . Your problems , difficulties have become ' locha ' , ' jhol ' . If someone dupes you , you are ' popat ' without wings.

The new improved version of your ' Lingua Franca ' is remixed with ' vaat lag gayee ' , ' zakaas ' , ' aapun tapka ' , ' hawa aane de ' , ' kalti maar ' , ' bheja fry ' , ' lukkha ' , ' khajoor ' , ' dhakkan ' , ' raawas ' , ' zinga ' , ' takatak ' , ' khopchi ' , ' raada ' , ' bhidoo ' , ' dhinchaak ' and ' raapchik ' .


The simple compliments such as fine , nice and good have been replaced with peppy uber cool , ' sahee ' and wow. Beautiful girl is no more ' belle' but ' chhawi ' and handsome hunk is naturally ' chhawa ' .

You got bored with the word ' bore ' so ' pakaw ' is in. The old world romanticism of courting , wooing , flirting is flop and sporting encounters such as setting , fielding , batting are super-hit.

The golden days of ' nukkad ' are over . Cyber cafes are the places to chilax . Irani / Udipi hotels are boycotted in favor of 2K Starbucks , Baristas and McDonalds , where you indulge in CA = ' Complete Aaram or MBA = ' Mast Baithake Aaram '.

Not a very long ago the ' Tapori ' was strictly spoken by ' bhailog ' . Now in the times of PDA ( Public Display of Affection ) , ' Tapori ' has become a fashion statement in our Mumb(h)ai . Let the whole world have prudish English , we the Mumbaikars love our street-smart ' Peppy-Tapori '.


#TataZicaMarathon 


This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can  apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.

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    1. Thanks Felicia. Welcome to 'Spirit Of Mumbai,.

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  2. Well written. Enjoyed reading it.

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    1. Hi Manju, Thanks .Welcome to ' Spirit Of Mumbai ' . Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  3. Well written. Enjoyed reading it.

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