A Devilish Dictionary

The following is a result of my copying Amrose Bierce’s idea of writing a dictionary which presents a sarcastic but somewhat true meaning of all the words in it. He called it the Devil’s Dictionary. For lack of a better name, I call mine something very similar. Its vocabulary shall, however, be IITM- centric, but may deviate into whatever I’d like to put in here.

For the sin of blatantly copying him, I apologise heavily to Ambrose Bierce’s grave (within which he would, no doubt, be turning faster than a microlathe.)

The dictionary will be updated as and when I feel jobless.


Arbit: The default answer to every question you don’t want to answer.

Chennai: A city that suffers from the combined disorders of extreme heat, an erratic rain pattern, and overly active auto rickshaw drivers.

Cup: A mysterious phenomenon. Ordinarily a mundane object, it garners worldwide attention when combined with girls in the ratio 1:2.

Gen: see arbit.

God: A mysterious entity, the birthdays/ triumphs/ wedding anniversaries of whose various manifestations result in a day off from college.

Hygeine: A subject Ramadoss wants to make compulsory in schools, ignoring the greater need for it at IITM.

iPot: Steve Jobs’ affectionate nickname for his commode.

Kolkata: A giant mass of yellow taxis, hand pulled rickshaws, subway trains, trams, horse carriages and auto rickshaws, all of which smell like fish.

RG- ing: An act equivalent to Judas’ act of betraying Jesus Christ, which resulted in the latter suffering a slow and tortorous, horrifying death.

Roommate: This word originated because of a spelling error. The ‘R’ is actually a ‘D’.

Stud: Opinion is divided over the exact definition, but the most widely accepted one is ‘a person whose blog has an average of over 10 comments per article’.


8 Responses to “A Devilish Dictionary”

  1. Payal Sharma Says:

    awesome! specially the CUP nd DOOMMATE! u can giv a nice competition to Amrose Bierce’s dictionary…lol

  2. alok Says:

    Amazingly expressed and quite apt to the relevance… πŸ™‚

  3. Vinayak Sapru Says:

    @payal, alok

    thank you! πŸ˜€

  4. Adhokshaj Bellurkar Says:

    Hey, you have missed all time favourites like Maajar or Hazzaar…

  5. Vinayak Sapru Says:

    i tend to skip stuff.. they shall come in my next update. although i update this thing like, once a month.

  6. Anony Says:

    macha, where is β€˜macha’ β€˜da’ ?

  7. enigmaticecstacy Says:

    Ha HA !! the CUP! i remember…. lol!!

  8. Johnxw Says:

    Do you have copy writer for so good articles? If so please give me contacts, because this really rocks! πŸ™‚

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