DEVIANT DEFINITIONS : New words for the Dictionary



Fashion + Pain = Fashain

When fashion becomes painful. Yes high heels, we’re looking at you. You look sexy but hurt so bad. And you, luxury handbag. You burn a hole in our pocket, it is very difficult to shell out all that cash. Anything and everything we do in the name of fashion that causes us pain. We might do it to fit in, follow trends or because we’re conditioned to believe that if we don’t do these things we won’t be loved or considered beautiful and popular. That there’s something wrong with us that needs to be fixed.



Aunty + Interfere = Aunterfere

When a “well-meaning” aunty – a neighbour or a distant relative maybe, pokes her nose in our business. She wants to know what we are doing, who we’re hanging out with, when we’re getting married, when we’ll have children, why we came home later than usual yesterday, who’s texting us right now and how much money we are making. She might be a busybody, may have run out of fresh gossip and wants to replenish her stock or have too much time on her hands ; hence the interest in our private life. She believes it is perfectly justified to question our personal decisions and even try to influence them.



Amused + Confused = Amfused

When we can’t describe what we’re feeling. Its a mixture of amusement and confusion. Anything can evoke this feeling – a new dress, something our friend mentioned, an age old custom some people follow, architectural design or even food at a restaurant.



Fearful + Excited = Feaxcited

When we feel scared but also excited. The first day of school, moving to a new city, going on a blind date, getting married, leaving your childhood home for one of your own or quitting your current job to follow your passion. The unknown variables make us nervous but the possibilities and opportunities that promise us a different but better tomorrow have us skipping with joy.



Have you ever found yourself in the grip of a craze ? A temporary infatuation  for something. Anything. A fashion trend, a new restaurant, a hobby / pursuit, some kind of amusement  or even a product on the shelves. Sometimes it … Continue reading


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Around the world in 80 days – Wanderlust is their middle name. They make it a point not only to visit new places, and savour new cuisines but also to soak in the various cultures of the world. They know about the hidden gems in their own city; don’t be surprised if they know about the ones in yours too!


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Blue’s Clues – Just like Blue in the show “Blue’s Clues”, this person likes to communicate via hints. If you meet such a person be prepared for lots of Indirect references, the Silent treatment and the constant struggle of trying to figure out what they’re thinking because they won’t come right out and say it. Tip : Tell them you aren’t psychic !

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Care bear – Sweet, kind and helpful. The type of person you can’t help but like. It’s all sunshine, butterflies and flowers when you’re around them. Some even take care of you and your home just like your mother would.

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Devil in disguise – It’s true when people say appearances are deceptive and the “Devil in Disguise” is case in point. What goes on outside is completely in contrast with their true intentions. Beware !

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Eyesore – You don’t know why but you hate them for no good reason. Their mere presence annoys you. You avoid them like the plague.

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Food food – The quintessential foodie. They live to eat.

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Giraffe – They’re so freaking tall you just have to ask – How’s the weather up there? People with average height seem like midgets in comparison.

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Health nut – The fitness freak who spends most of his/her time working out in the gym, doing yoga or any other type of exercise. They keep tabs on what and how much they eat and treat their body like a temple. Whether its nutrition facts or their idea of a perfect exercise regimen, they’ll be happy to give you all sorts of gyaan, irrespective of whether you asked for it or not.

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I, me, myself – They do not give a damn about other people’s feelings. They will not hesitate to walk all over you or manipulate you for their own gain.

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Justin Bieber fan/hater – The world can be easily divided into die-hard fans of Justin and the people who hate him to death. Well, love him or hate him, you just can’t ignore the world’s most popular teen. You’re sure to bump into one sometime or the other.

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Knock-off – They steal ideas, concepts, styles and even words. They lack originality or are just too afraid to put their own ideas / thoughts forward. Either way they aren’t their real selves – just a Knock-off.

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The Lannister – Yes, you guessed it right ! They always pay their debts. If you mess with them, they will have their revenge.

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Magazine cover model – Perfectly groomed looks, the most stylish clothes, designer watches and bags from the costliest brands, is what you will see. Never a hair out of place, you wonder if they just stepped out of the cover page of Vogue !

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Nemesis – Your biggest competitor, you arch rival – they could be at your school or at work. Keep your friends close but your enemies closer they say, so keep a keen eye on their every move.

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Out of your league crush – Dreamy eyes, smart, funny and attractive. They’re probably all of these things or so you believe. In your eyes they’re oh-so-hot and perfect relationship material. The only glitch is that they’re out of your reach and you cannot gather up the courage to ask them out. So, you just gaze at them from afar.

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Penny wise – Money related decisions are very carefully analysed. Savings are given priority over Spending. Impulse buying is a strict no-no.

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Queen bee – A girl who loves to be the centre of attention ALL the time. If someone else gets the spotlight even for a second she feels threatened / stressed. She wants her every whim or fancy to be fulfilled because the world revolves around her Of course.

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Roadside romeo – He’s the creepy guy who tries just too hard. He interprets “Sorry, I’m not interested.” as ‘Try again tomorrow”.  This guy would go to any lengths to impress you and just doesn’t take no for an answer.

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Sun of the solar system – Their charismatic and happy personality along with their social skills tend to attract people towards them. They are the life of any party and are always surrounded by a bunch of people. They become the centre of attention as people naturally gravitate towards their charm.

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Twinkle toes – Dancing is in their blood; they love to swirl, twirl and groove. Turn on the music and watch them own the stage.

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Uptight – This person has a tendency of only doing what’s right or what’s allowed. Their body and mind rebels when they’re asked to loosen up or bend the rules even a little bit.

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Vanilla – Plain Joes and Janes. The words “Simple” and “Average” describe them best.

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Worry wart – As the name suggests, they expect the worst out of every situation and spend their time incessantly worrying – even about the most littlest and insignificant of things.


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Xena – A strong and confident woman that you look up to – this may be your mother, aunt, sister, grandmother, teacher, neighbour, friend or wife. You love how they take care of themselves and those close to them.


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Yo-yo – One minute it’s this and the next minute it’s that ! They do not stick to their decisions, regret after making one and are almost always unsure when given multiple alternatives.

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Zone of negativity – Pessimistic in their perspective towards life in general, to them the glass is always half empty. If you come into contact with one – Run. Far far away.

Which of these people have you met ?