July 11, 2005

Thulp it all I say!

The ever excellent Double-Tongued Word Wrester examines thulp, a slang word that must be part of every IIT-M guy's vocabulary. I've heard it used most often to describe the act of consuming vast quantities of food: for some reason I always associate it with eating thair sadam with the hands. Need I add that this usage is almost exclusively South Indian?
Thalpu : Eat rather, Gobble. eg. 'Thalp it all I say !' is famous when you go to free Luncheon in a star hotel. (Colloquial Kannada)

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I also recall it being used to denote the action of beating someone up (at least in boarding school slang in north india)

R Devraj said...

Umm.. then I'll take back that remark about South Indian English

R Devraj said...

Corrected that last line

Anonymous said...

Love the blog. You gotta do a series on "stoner-slang" from our institutions of, er, higher learning. The word "thulp" reminded me of the slang "thol" (probably tamil; as in "he was full thol after the first joint")

Krishna

R Devraj said...

>You gotta do a series on "stoner-slang""

Sure.. any suggestions??

Heh Heh said...

"thulp" as far as i know, also used to connote the act of beating someone (either physically or in a game) "We go thulped in Basky, macchan"

Jitu said...

Thulp is used, at least within the institutions of higher learning, to signify beating to a pulp. However, some do use to to indicate eating a lot.

Incidentally, the right word for ravenous eating within the pillars of the same learned halls is Kult.