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On this breezy October morn, I walk
in the swift shadows of cloud-cursing rooks,
watching the world wake on the horizon.
Leo Yankevich
All houses wherein men have lived and died
Are haunted houses. Through the open doors
The harmless phantoms on their errands glide,
With feet that make no sound upon the floors.

We meet them at the doorway, on the stair,
Along the passages they come and go,
Impalpable impressions on the air,
A sense of something moving to and fro.
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Indianism's in English Anyone ?

pryfllwydpryfllwyd The AnthropocenePosts: 1,405
Some uses of English which seemingly derive from India have started to take hold.

Not sure I personally like 'prepone' but I've already heard it used at work and the way thiings are going 'Kindly adjust' is gonna be needed more and more.

Shows that English is a living language IMHO.

theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/04/indian-english-phrases-indianisms-english-americanisms-vocabulary

Comments

  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭
    They are more simple of us: Veg or No Veg ;)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,527 mod
    My favourite Indo/Nepenglish phrase is the backside of anything that's meant to be behind something. Of course back side would work in most cases, but all the same! The backside of the bus!
  • [Ex Member][Ex Member] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭
    what a such difficult topic. I have no idea what say to contribute haha
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,527 mod
    I hadn't heard rowdy sheeter before, but all the others are in regular use. @joncunha, can you think of any more?
  • oh.. damn it... English is a funny language but it brings little coolness too in life. and having a smart vocab is much voracious for me. :-P
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 27,527 mod
    I love Indian English @Ameeruzzaman. Sometimes it sums things up so much better than the Oxford English Dictionary.
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