Yet another slang word used in chennai and in tamilnadu.. the word is "PETER".. this post has been put up on the request of a fellow blogger.. i have a difficult task at hand trying to explain such a different concept.. here's my try..
Even god wont know about the beginnings of this concept.. yet am pretty sure that this started after the first english speaking person entered tamilnadu..
WHY THE NAME PETER??
A possible explanation would be this story..
The first englishman has entered tamilnadu.. he being lost asks the fellow tamilians nearby for directions in english.. since the tamilians didnt understand even a single word of what he spoke they told him to speak in an understandable language.. the englishman thought that they were asking his name and so he duly replied "peter".. more confusion had happened and peter left the place not getting an answer.. one of the tamilians there was a thatha(old aged person) and he told this story to his grandson.. the grandson quickly grasped that peter was a guy who spoke a very complicated language that no one could understand.. n so he passed on this valuable information to the next generation.. since then the "PETER" concept has evolved..
THE EVOLVED "PETER CONCEPT":
Other than your mother tongue, U can say someone to be peter if he/she talks in a very pompous or grandiloquent or bombastic or inflated language.. got me?? no?? then lemme give u examples..
If some one says "A revolving lithic conglomerate accumulates no congeries of small, green, biophytic plant" instead of "A ROLLING STONE GATEHRS NO MOSS"..then u have the full right to call him/her peter..
i think this one should convince u fully..
"Voilà! In view, a humble vaudevillian veteran, cast vicariously as both victim and villain by the vicissitudes of Fate. This visage, no mere veneer of vanity, is a vestige of the vox populi, now vacant, vanished. However, this valorous visitation of a by-gone vexation, stands vivified and has vowed to vanquish these venal and virulent vermin van-guarding vice and vouchsafing the violently vicious and voracious violation of volition.The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous.Verily, this vichyssoise of verbiage veers most verbose, so let me simply add that it's my very good honor to meet you and you may call me V."
A piece of dialogue from the movie "V for Vendetta"..
The reaction to this dialogue from evey was "Are u like a crazy person?"
Following the footsteps of evey i conclude by saying that all "peter's" are crazy persons..
P.S: I dedicate this post to juju..
P.P.S: Since this post has already bcum lenghty.. i'll put up more examples in the next post..