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 '.


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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.

5 comments:

Felicia Nazareth said...

love this one....

SUJATA TAWDE said...

Thanks Felicia. Welcome to 'Spirit Of Mumbai,.

Manju Panchal said...

Well written. Enjoyed reading it.

Manju Panchal said...

Well written. Enjoyed reading it.

SUJATA TAWDE said...

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