Friday, September 21, 2007



Indish an English spoken or written by the Indian of the sub-continent.

Some of the funnier home-grown idiosyncrasy:

Pritam Singh has left for his heavenly above – a death notice.

Don’t do nuisance in public – government admonition against urinating in public.

Entry from the Backside only – a phrase commonly used in signpost to indicate the rear entrance of a building.

A government official urged farmer to grow “herbs in their backside” (backyards.)

In railway offices, a standard opening line in correspondence is “ Dear Sir, with reference to the above see my below.”

New recruit wrote an e-mail that began: “I am in well and hope you are also in the same well.”

Source: the Star.


No comments: