Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Netroo

I want to know the origin of this word. It is so commonly used that I actually thought it could be an English word. Then I grew up a realized it is probably a thanglish word that means "mug-up". And when I think about it mug-up needs an origin explanation as well. I am guessing downing the contents of the mug by totally holding the mug upside down on your mouth without bothering to chew, savor or enjoy led to the phrase mug-up.

But Netroo?

10 comments:

Nivi said...

methinks its too intellectually stimulating an origin for a thanglish word :)

Anyhow I remember dad mentioning that it might have some brit origin.

Sankar P said...

It is a tamil word.

http://www.eudict.com/?lang=tameng&word=%E0%AE%A8%E0%AF%86%E0%AE%9F%E0%AF%8D%E0%AE%9F%E0%AF%81%E0%AE%B0%E0%AF%81

If you have read Tamil in school, you probably would have seen it in Tamil text books.

Nivi said...

Oh I realize how that sounded. I meant "mug-up" has a brit-origin.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

The origin of "நெட்டுரு" is tamizh only.

You can check in Cre-A dictionary down below

http://www.crea.in/jsp/dictionary-result.jsp?startwort=%E0%AE%A8%E0%AF%86%E0%AE%9F%E0%AF%8D%E0%AE%9F%E0%AF%81%E0%AE%B0%E0%AF%81&startword=iHfAfFmF&endwort=&endword=&encoding=ansi&submit=%E0%AE%A4%E0%AF%87%E0%AE%9F%E0%AF%81+%2F+Search&endwort1=&endwort2=&endwort3=

arunk said...

http://dsal.uchicago.edu/cgi-bin/philologic/getobject.pl?c.7:1:6248.tamillex - from nEdumai + uru

I am a ComplexNumber said...

yendaa....aaa kai...romba kelvi kaekkapadaathu....

netroo pannudaanaa....netroo panna vendiyathu thaane...

naangallaam periyavaaa sonnaa kaettuppom...

avanthika said...

You are ending your blogging soon, why to change the template now? I miss your old one, it was sooo you!

Hawkeye said...

avanthika,

thanks for noticing the change. i hadnt changed template for years an dthought 'why not'

Anonymous said...

Smt.Visakha Hari used this yesterday.
I was quite clueless :)

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