Chomu & Raangadh?
If you speak hindi you might have heard this word: chomu. I have always been curious about word origins. Now I am giving my attention to hindi slang words. Chomu is used for
an intellectually challenged individual, a person unable to make logical and commonsense decisions.
Now chomu is also a place in Jaipur. There has been a case of outcry by people of Lesbos who want the use of the word lesbian stopped, as it is giving bad name to their city. While I don’t know if the case is similar, or if the word and place (chomu) are related in anyway. I am interested in finding out.
Another word I am particularly sure about is Raangadh. It is used for guys (or sometimes girls) who are especially well built, have great stamina, or don’t feel much pain. I could’nt find anything about it on google. Only one reference in Talbot Mundy’s, Khyber rifles in which there was a character whom the author described as belonging to the ‘Rangar’ clan. He belonged to rajasthan and was a muslim. And he had all the physical attributes of a Raangadh. Apart from that I don’t have any other proofs. Will update this post when I find some.