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.  

Tick

This morning I picked this little beast off my leg. If you look closely, you can see a chunk of my white flesh in its jaws. It is an ixodid or hard bodied tick, a parasitic arachnid. I’ve had tick borne fever twice in Africa. Apparently there are 13 different strains in Swaziland, and catching… Continue reading Tick