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#1 Oct 12th, 2006, 00:28
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a visiting friend (english girl) got slightly lost in delhi and asked a local man whether he spoke english. his reply, with more than a touch of indignation, was 'why not?'!

i wondered if others would like to share their brushes with 'hinglish'.
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ha ha ha 'Why Not'
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I was on a beach just south of Pondicherry chatting in English with a local boy. Another came up to me and said "Kelvotra nom?" Seeing I didn't understand, the first boy said "It Frencha, it meaning 'What your name?' " and I thought "how silly of me, of course, it does indeed mean "What your name"...
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Originally Posted by blackbird I was on a beach just south of Pondicherry chatting in English with a local boy. Another came up to me and said "Kelvotra nom?" Seeing I didn't understand, the first boy said "It Frencha, it meaning 'What your name?' " and I thought "how silly of me, of course, it does indeed mean "What your name"...
hehe, good one!
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Tamil is bad enough. If someone came up to me and spoke French I think I might run back to London!
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why not? sure lol
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I love signs..Exhibition cum sale haha..My husband loves that perverted one!

Lots and lots actually I find many of them cute.
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Watch out for those exhibition-cum-sales.

I have have seen several items recently in them that I know I can get at one third the exhibition price from Khadi or state emporium shops.
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My favorite "Hinglish" is a sign I see daily in Rewalsar--a restaurant sign that says you are "well come" to "fell homely".
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hmm
indian trucks are best source of hinglish

Use diaper at night
why?

Use dipper at night
whats wrong in making out in broad day light.
you can dip the lights of your vehicle also.

save rainwater. avoid AIDS
how???

blow horn. control population

good thought. wonder how that may help
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Superb examples of Indian English are to be found here on IndiaMike regularly.

They claim to come from satisfied customers in USA, Europe ---or Finland was the last one, and tell how they recommend availing the services of some brilliant driver, agent or whatever.

Apart from the fact that English speakers outside India never avail of things, the differences are subtle but obvious: wrtten in India, not USA, Europe, Finland or where-ever.

The mods are pretty quick to delete them, but if you spot one, pause for a giggle
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobson-Jobson

The Hobson-Jobson is a dictionary of the Anglo-Indian language
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It's Hinglish, innit? - an interesting article on the BBC Website:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6122072.stm

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Originally Posted by paul9018 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobson-Jobson

The Hobson-Jobson is a dictionary of the Anglo-Indian language
I bought a copy last year, available from Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers. ISBN no 81-215-0109-01 if anyone is interested.

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He he didn't know docgirl had a kinky side to her. lol
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