Tuesday, November 14, 2006

A guide to Hinglish

Especially for British Asians ("Asian" in Britain does not mean East Asian, as it does in the US, but South Asian.) but certainly of use for the rest of us.

The Queen's Hinglish: How to speak pukka.
The dictionary unveils how this quirky clash of tongues has such choice words as "filmi" meaning melodramatic or "bevakoof", Hinglish for a fool.

Anyone feeling "glassy" is in need of a drink. A hooligan is a "badmash" and if you need to bring that office meeting forward, it is time to "prepone", as opposed to postpone, it.
Wah yaar, mast, no?

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