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    #1

    slumdog

    Does it mean a "dog from a slum"?
    Why is it "Slumdog Millionaire" and not the other way round? Doesn't the adjective have to come before the noun?
    Thanks.

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    Smile Re: slumdog

    A slum dweller.
    A person who lives in a poor makeshift locality in extremely dirty conditions like a stray dog.
    A person who lives in an overcrowded and poor area of a city in which the housing is unplanned.



    Every Slumdog dreams of becoming a millionaire; but destiny chose just one out of millions

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    Re: slumdog

    Quote Originally Posted by jctgf View Post
    Why is it "Slumdog Millionaire" and not the other way round? Doesn't the adjective have to come before the noun?
    I think that in this case the Slumdog is an adjective for Millionare


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    Re: slumdog

    I suppose the makers of the film felt that the booktitle "Q and A" might be too confusing.

    Great little book. An excellent read.

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    Re: slumdog

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    I suppose the makers of the film felt that the booktitle "Q and A" might be too confusing.

    Great little book. An excellent read.
    I agree, I liked it a lot.

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    Re: slumdog

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post

    Great little book. An excellent read.
    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I agree, I liked it a lot.
    I think I'll wait for the movie to come out!!!! I bet the film will be mildly popular!

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