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Several slangs were associated with cigarettes and smoking in Oak Grove. Except which one?
Blowing (smoke rings) may seem to have a logical connection with Cigarettes, but the other three lingo terms were in use at OG instead. Dhumming comes from dhumrapaan, probably.
It was an Inter School Match. You had one chance to score the winner. And you fired it wide. You ______ it!
Bhuss was a slang often used to signify failure in achieving an intended outcome, especially in the sporting arena. Applicable to all instances of failure.
Many slang terms were used to denote money in OG. One of these wasn't among them. Which is the odd one out?
Chips wasn't a lingo term used in OG for money, it is probably more appropriate in a Las Vegas casino instead.
If you flunked a test (and it was time to send home a warning letter) what did that actually make you?
Bhatting/ Bhutting/ Bhudding was slang for flunking a test or exam. Therefore, bhatters/ bhutters/ bhudders. Specimens were occasionally pardoned if they performed well in sports etc.
And if you were flat broke, with not a penny on you, you were?
Khukkhal was a popular term for broke folks, money-wise. PM was short for pocket money, if you're wondering.
If I was up to making something like this out of rings cut out of bicycle tubes, what was I preparing?
Chungi was a popular activity to engage in, usually around the seniors bench close to the back pitch. It could be played solo, as well as in circles together.
What's going on here?
One of the most unusual terms in OG lingo, sheisht essentially meant dropping everything and just taking a break. Sounds like a distortion of the word siesta.
Guys, you don't know! My dad advised Donald Trump to invest money in the hospitality industry in the 1980s. So, what am I doing here?
To pill was to tell tall tales. Therefore, pilling, and pillers – those who would spin false stories to eternity.
So if you had your eyes fixated at nips, what were you looking at?
Nips was short for Naya Paisas. Muss trips with two rupees in the pocket, movie tickets for 75 nips, lunch for 25.
A Table Tennis game with a unique set of rules that evolved in OGBS around the late 1980s, very popular with the senior boys. What was it called?
Brokes was the unique T.T. game. Those who didn’t have access to the T.T. Table in the common room improvised to play with hard-bound textbooks and plastic balls.
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