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"The April rain, the April rain,
Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
The cuckoo through the April rain
Calls once again."

Mathilde Blind, April Rain
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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.



  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ✭✭✭
    They are more simple of us: Veg or No Veg ;)
  • mheredgemheredge Teacher Here and therePosts: 31,027 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: 31,027 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: 31,027 mod
    I love Indian English @Ameeruzzaman. Sometimes it sums things up so much better than the Oxford English Dictionary.
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