for people too lazy to say "catch you all later".. saying it really fast makes it "calculator".. used especially when hurrying out of a friend's car.. or when done IMing or txting a group of friends or exiting a chat room..
me (IMing with more than 2 friends): hey gtg guys, calculator!
friend 1: i'll calculator too! bye!
friends 2 & 3: sure!
me (thanking friends for a ride home): thanks! calculator!
friends: hopefully soon!
acronym for Desi Born Confused American
used for desis that come to the states, usually in their teens and/ or for college, and get influenced beyond identification. they adopt a totally american lifestyle, usually talking in an american-affected accent and trying to lose touch with their families back home for fear of not being completely american. they usually have difficulty getting back to the desi way if/ when they go back to their home in the sub-continent. they also try to find spouses in the states to further their agenda. often accompanied by a deep-seated sense of inferiority about their original descent and an underlying need to fit in. it is good for the states since these DCBAs will work hard to be a productive part of the american society even though they might be losing their roots and may end up as illegal immigrants.
coconut ie. a person who is brown on the outside, white on the inside
brownie ie. a person who is actually not that brown/ tan but stands out around white people
when my best friend since fifth grade moved off to california, she became a total DBCA in under 3 months, talking in an accent and turning up her nose at biryani (spicy rice). she even stopped talking to her mum. but i told her i loved her since i still believed she was a true desi beyond all that confusion.
a person (usually a desi) who is actually not that brown/ tan but stands out around white people.
usually very cool people who are fun to hang out with since they have great taste in fusion music and an amazing love of food.
they often are very dhrunk.
compare with DCBA & desi
i felt like a total brownie in vermont, the WHITE mountain state!
i have a feeling that if i go to russia i'll feel like a total brownie..
u will never get bored or hungry around a brownie!