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Old 13th February 2011, 17:57   #1441
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Here's an interesting variation of a common English idiom:
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All this warmly cockled my heart...
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There is nothing like having one's heart cockled!
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any connection between the word melee and the hindi word mela/mele
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...or the Jazz player George?

But seriously: no. I checked the Oxford dictionary, and melee comes from the French.

Anyway, melas are supposed to enjoyable, aren't they? And isn't Mele a Germkan engineering company
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...or the Jazz player George?

But seriously: no. I checked the Oxford dictionary, and melee comes from the French.

Anyway, melas are supposed to enjoyable, aren't they? And isn't Mele a Germkan engineering company

Most people probably know this, but the word Juggernaut comes from Lord Jaganath of Puri.
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Most people probably know this, but the word Juggernaut comes from Lord Jaganath of Puri.
Yup. Similarly the word 'pariah' is derived from a Tamil word 'paraiyam' (or something similar), and 'bandicoot' from a Telugu word 'pandi kokku'
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Not to mention ketchup, pyjamas, bungalows (?) and a whole load more
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Anyway, melas are supposed to enjoyable, aren't they?
Probably in those days. In todays times, to say it was like a mela is negative connotation.
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Probably in those days. In todays times, to say it was like a mela is negative connotation.
Now, would that not be referred to as a 'jhamela'?
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Probably in those days. In todays times, to say it was like a mela is negative connotation.
Amazing!

UK has "Melas" --- big public fairs with an Indian/Asian theme. Noisy dos, but fun if you like that sort of thing.
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Amazing!

UK has "Melas" --- big public fairs with an Indian/Asian theme. Noisy dos, but fun if you like that sort of thing.
You know how mind plays games even if you jumble up the letters, and interprets correct words. Well, if you fuzz L and F in "public fair" , I read it something like that
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Yup. Similarly the word 'pariah' is derived from a Tamil word 'paraiyam' (or something similar),


Pariah derives from Malayalam (and probably other S. Indian languages) "paraya" - an outcast community.
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Whats the difference between nevertheless and nonetheless
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^^ Looks like both word means the same, something similar to "in spite of". As per Google nevertheless is the more popular word.
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Is "Mother's Gift" the same as "Gift From Mother" or are the two different, specially when written on a car or bike? I mean, if i write "Amitoj's Lunch" on a wrapped sandwich, it indicates the lunch BELONGS to me. Similarly, seeing "Mother's Gift" written on a bike seems to indicate the bike is a gift which belongs to the rider's mom!
So, am I right here?
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