Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tech slangs in Urdu

I've been associated with the Pakistani IT Industry for the past 3 years. During that time I got to learn a lot. Not just the latest tools and techniques but also fun stuff like tech slangs. Here are a select few:

buggy software = huggu (really, really silly)
spectacular software = unth (really, really cool)
initialize/setup/activate = khurra kur do (stand it up)
up and running = chul ra hai (it's running)
system failure = bhait gia (it collapsed)
runtime error = phut gia (it blew up)

Of course these words are only used in informal discussions. All official communication is conducted using standard terminology so that everyone can understand.
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