Sunday, April 15, 2007

Colonise it

Read the second line of the first comment on this post on The Acorn. It reads thus: "Chaap-lucy, flattery and fawning....."

Recognize the first word? pkiywlh. While Indians have evolved a smooth hybrid spoken English ("its so hot, na?"), we are generally reluctant to translate that into prose. I love it when someone does.

English has a long tradition of borrowing words from us (pundit, juggernaut, karma etc) , but most of these have been adapted by angrez exposed to Indian languages. Thats surely changing with the growing presence of desibhaiz on the internet; they can start planting words themselves now.

Cant wait for the day Snoop Dogg swaps homie for mamu.

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