If you are from Delhi, it’s safe to assume that you have at least one friend who hails from the neighbouring state of Uttar Pradesh! They’re nice people just like every other Indian staying in the capital. BUT! There are a few things that set a UPite apart; and the funny thing is – his friend from Delhi never fails to mock/have a good laugh over those things!
If you are wondering what we’re talking about, here’s a list of language issues every UPite faces when he moves to Delhi!
1. The ‘Hum’ culture!
Every time a UP wala uses the word ‘hum’ (referring to himself), we bet the first thought that comes to his Delhiite friend’s mind is – ‘kitne aadmi the?’
2. The ‘Bagal mei hai’ banter!
Generally when a UPite uses the term ‘bagal’, he means ‘next to’. Clearly people from Delhi have a different meaning for this word!
3. The ‘Kantaap’ syndrome!
Yes, it means a ‘Slap’. The word ‘Chaanta’ is too mainstream for people hailing from UP. For every UPite, ‘Kantaap’ is more of a (vengeful) emotion than a mere action!
4. The ‘Batti chali gayi’ problem!
Whenever there’s a power cut, it’s generally referred to as ‘batti chali gayi’ and let’s admit it – its plain funny for those who hear it!
5. The ‘Tum and tu’ difference.
UPites don’t really like using the words like ‘Tu’ ‘kha le’ bla bla bla. It’s plain disrespectful for them. Let’s give it to them, words like ‘aap’ ‘khalijiye’ etc. have a deeper impact and promise respect for the person in question!
6. And then there are common UP terms that Delhiites aren’t generally aware of!
This might come as a shocker to you, but there are certain words that a UPite uses commonly and chances are – you have no idea about them! For example – ‘Rangbaaz’ , ‘Choukas’ , ‘burbak’ , ‘bhasad’ and the list goes on!!!
Incase we’ve missed out on something that makes your friend from UP so special, do let us know in the comments below!