Pragati Shukla, NDTV, Updated: February 11, 2013 13:31 IST
Recently, along with a dozen others, a rather amusing hashtag was trending on Twitter. Seemingly vanilla without much flavour to it, it soon caught on like a house on fire, if that house was filled with meth - but in a good way. This hashtag was called 'Things Desi Foodies Say', and it seeped down and tickled every Indian foodie bone out there. Here are some tweets that let us peek into the wonderful cognizance of Indian foodies.
If at this point you're thinking - "that's great, but what on earth is this hashtag you speak of?" Here's help. This is how Twitter explains a hashtag -
The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages.
• People use the hashtag symbol # before a relevant keyword or phrase (no spaces) in their Tweet to categorize those Tweets and help them show more easily in Twitter Search.
• Clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all other Tweets marked with that keyword.
• Hashtags can occur anywhere in the Tweet - at the beginning, middle, or end.
• Hashtagged words that become very popular are often Trending Topics.
I'm non-vegetarian on three days every week. #ThingsDesiFoodiesSay
-- ekta (@Catpricious) February 7, 2013
yaar, i wish it was more spicy #thingsdesifoodiessay
-- Tarun Tripathi (@probablytrippy) February 7, 2013
#ThingsDesiFoodiesSay this paneer steak is to die for.
-- Aneesh Bhasin (@aneeshb) February 7, 2013
#ThingsDesiFoodiesSay "I'll have my steak well done. With Tabasco on the side please"
-- Marryam H Reshii (@reshii) February 7, 2013
#ThingsDesiFoodiesSay Let's go have meetha pan after this haan.
-- Maitri Shah (@NOTyourtree) February 7, 2013
#ThingsDesiFoodiesSay One Veg Manchow Soup 1 by 2
-- Shana (@PhoboPhobic010) February 7, 2013
#ThingsDesiFoodiesSay To the Domino's Pizza delivery: 'Please give more Oregano packets, ok?' (and then save them in a kitchen drawer).
-- The Memory Kitchen (@MemoryKitchen) February 7, 2013
#ThingsDesiFoodiesSay boss tomato sauce hai kya?
-- Joy Manavath (@theliteratefool) February 7, 2013
Why are there so many vegetables in this dish? I barely see any chicken! #ThingsDesiFoodiesSay
-- Architect Trial (@amanaemonesya) February 7, 2013
In a Restaurant serving continental cuisine,after food- Thoda Saunf Milega! #ThingsDesiFoodiesSay
-- Ruben Mascarenhas (@rubenmasc) February 7, 2013