December 07, 2006

Slang Sighting: Bombay Docks

Slang term used on the Mumbai modelling circuit to describe someone with bad body odour.
"Mumbai lingo is a bit different. There’s a lot of Hindi slang and it’s mostly abusive, but used a lot in the modeling circuit. [A fairly common term here] is ‘bombay docks’, used when a girl has bad body odour." (Mumbai model Sahil Shroff quoted in The slang bang! by Reshma Arya, DNA, December 4, 2006)

2 comments:

Yohan said...

This really is an awesome blog. We need more stuff like this about the ever-evolving Indian pop culture.

Any idea where I might find old MTV and Channel V ads? Looking to show people Quick Gun Murugan!


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Kavya said...

really interesting stuff..hope to be a regular here.
keep up the gud work!