Actual meaning: A lot of people in one place. There are more people in your one train compartment than the total population of most countries. You just got to second base with 1,000 people. Someone’s butt is on your butt.
Actual meaning:An orderly line of people awaiting their turn to be attended to.
Meaning in India: A chaotic and amorphous clump of humans who are served in order of how shameless and loud they are.
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Actual meaning: A paved path for pedestrians at the side of a road.
Meaning in India:A self-organizing co-working space used by cobblers, barbers, priests, shopkeepers, and really anyone with any sort of entrepreneurial streak.
Actual meaning:A domesticated female bovine, reared on farms as a source of milk and beef.Meaning in India:A goddess, a pedestrian, a cause for millions of traffic jams, an animal you will have innumerable staring contests with on your commute to work, all of which you will lose.