Hindlish

I am one of those strange, pernickety people who writes grammatical SMS texts using correct punctuation and capitalisation. But since I have been working abroad, I can see that being understood is more important than obscure rules.

Here are some amusing bits of Hindlish (Hindi and English) that I have spotted during my stay in Delhi.

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Haath = wash your hands; Munh = drink clean water; Bum = keep the toilet clean

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Irish Prep School in New Delhi
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India is obsessed with body building
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I’d have preferred “Skinned” Alive, but nice pun for a Dermatologist
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I suppose the logic behind this is if everyone exercises daily, it will kill off the oldies.
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My colleague Ingrid’s going-away-and-early-birthday cake

 

By Dr Alfred Prunesquallor

Maverick doctor with 40 years experience, I reduced my NHS commitment in 2013. I am now enjoying being free lance, working where I am needed overseas. Now I am working in the UK helping with the current coronavirus pandemic.

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