The slang of Telugu of the Andhra region Telangana seems to be very different Telangana slangs like Arey…yendi ra bhai… Chala pareshan lo kanapaduthunavu (What happened brother….you look quite tense); Yemanna… bagunnava… (Hi man…how are you) etc. are not mocked any more.
This use of lingo, we saw even newspapers which is a mix of Telangana Telugu and Hyderabadi Urdu.
TRS head and CM KCR during the 14-year struggle for a separate Telangana popularised the language. His caustic comments against rivals in the typical Telangana accent became instant hits.
Once in Warangal at public meeting an angry Mr Rao’s counterpunch to actor Pawan Kalyan’s comments against him by saying “Yenta dhairyam undi…wadu oka cinema actor. Naku artham kadu…wadu yemi Cinema actor o…. naku artham kadu…wani cinema nenu chuda ledu…wadu ninna Warangal lo…Telangana gadda meedha nilchoni …arre KCR ne tatha teesta antada….oka chitkeyeste…veyyi tunkala eithadu. (How dare he criticise me? That fellow is an actor. I don’t understand what kind of actor he is. I never saw his movies.Yesterday at Warangal, on Telangana soil, that fellow says, KCR I will bash you up. If I signal he will be cut into thousand pieces)”.
Desapati Srinivas who is a poet and singer said “For Andhraities, a language spoken in the two-and-a half districts of Krishna, Guntur and parts of Godavari districts are considered Telugu. The language spoken in 10 districts of Telangana is considered just dialects”.
“Even Andhraities mix Urdu words like tahsildar, arji, darkhaas etc. yet they consider their language as superior, which is not true.
Telangana Telugu is a sweet language and simple,” he added.
Admitting that the Telangana slang was different in the 10 districts, he said that the government was taking steps to ensure a common Telangana language using dialects of all the 10 districts in the near future.
The popularity of the Telangana and Hyderabadi slang can be seen in Telugu movies too. There is also a huge demand now for books on Telangana dialects. Some newspapers even carry commonly used Telangana words with English meanings for the benefit of people, like mabbu (clouds), mutthemantha (in small quantity), panam manchiga ledu (I am now well), erkana (do you know), nirudu (last year), patangi (kite) and thovva (path), to name a few.
This year, we can see K Chandrasekhar Rao’s Telangana slang is a superhit.