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    I hesitated over the spelling of that.

    My first version was "gekko" (and I've heard "gekky" as well).

    But a Google search turned up "gecko" as the spelling for the slang word, along with the assertion that it's Australian slang related to the little lizard.
    gecko 104 up, 28 down
    Australian slang: to look at or inspect.

    Based on the way geckos look at objects.
    Lets have a gecko at what's on tellie.
    Urban Dictionary: gecko


    I hadn't known either of these things. I assumed it was slang from England.

    And for all I know, the Google hits were dead wrong -- as though there could be any bad information on the internet! Ha!
    The word is "dekko", it's British slang. It is derived from a Hindi word "dekho" which means "come and have a look", it was brought into English along with quite a few other words and expressions during the time when India was part of the British Empire.

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    The word is "dekko", it's British slang. It is derived from a Hindi word "dekho" which means "come and have a look", it was brought into English along with quite a few other words and expressions during the time when India was part of the British Empire.

    Yay! Thank you!

    I tried to Google "dekky" but I got nowhere.

    This is a word I have wanted to know with assurance for a long time!

    SMOOCH!

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    Yay! Thank you!

    I tried to Google "dekky" but I got nowhere.

    This is a word I have wanted to know with assurance for a long time!

    SMOOCH!
    Aha there is a Dekho in English.. hmmm interesting
    Dekho in Hindi simply means Look...

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    Aha there is a Dekho in English.. hmmm interesting
    Dekho in Hindi simply means Look...
    Yes, the British took the word home with them to Blighty and it became a new slang word in English.

    The English language is famous for the way it absorbs new words from other cultures. This is part of the reason for its huge vocabulary.

    In addition, the British were a highly migratory people, so they constantly came in close contact with new things. Usually the local words for these things were adopted into English. Sometimes English speakers know this, but sometimes the knowledge of the words' origins has been lost to ordinary speakers.

    Here are more Hindi words that have been adopted into English:
    bandanna, bangle, bungalow, chintz, cot, cummerbund, dungaree,
    juggernaut, jungle, loot, maharaja, nabob, pajamas, punch (the drink),
    shampoo, thug, kedgeree, jamboree


    http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~kemmer/Words/loanwords.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ann1977 View Post
    Yes, the British took the word home with them to Blighty and it became a new slang word in English.

    The English language is famous for the way it absorbs new words from other cultures. This is part of the reason for its huge vocabulary.

    In addition, the British were a highly migratory people, so they constantly came in close contact with new things. Usually the local words for these things were adopted into English. Sometimes English speakers know this, but sometimes the knowledge of the words' origins has been lost to ordinary speakers.

    Here are more Hindi words that have been adopted into English:
    bandanna, bangle, bungalow, chintz, cot, cummerbund, dungaree,
    juggernaut, jungle, loot, maharaja, nabob, pajamas, punch (the drink),
    shampoo, thug, kedgeree, jamboree


    http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~kemmer/Words/loanwords.html
    Do you know of mahaut, samosa, paratha, sadhu, they are in plenty..lol
    My mouth is watering

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    Do you know of mahaut, samosa, paratha, sadhu, they are in plenty..lol
    My mouth is watering
    Ho ho! Of course we do! Yum!

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    Oh you ve also tasted Indian food, the other day Proesl mentioned his linking for samosas 2 in 4$.. and here you can get 10 in 1 dollar...LOL

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    Oh you ve also tasted Indian food, the other day Proesl mentioned his linking for samosas 2 in 4$.. and here you can get 10 in 1 dollar...LOL

    LOL! I see!

    (grumbling) ...doesn't seem fair.... why can't we get them ten for a dollar...

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    LOL! I see!

    (grumbling) ...doesn't seem fair.... why can't we get them ten for a dollar...
    LOL difference in currency you see...
    I checked that link, amazed to see that many restaurants..
    One is also named Kashmir, thats the place in India where we/my community hails from..
    I wonder do they serve Kashmiri cuisine as well??

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    LOL difference in currency you see...
    I checked that link, amazed to see that many restaurants..
    One is also named Kashmir, thats the place in India where we/my community hails from..
    I wonder do they serve Kashmiri cuisine as well??

    Here is the menu from the Kashmir Restaurant. It is near where I live in Boston. Notice that samosas are 2 for $6!

    Kashmir Boston | Food Delivery | GrubHub.com

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