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Posted by Henry on July 26, 2003

In Reply to: Indian and Indo-British English posted by James Briggs on July 26, 2003

: Glossary of Indian English.
: The India Research Press in Delhi will publish a new glossary in August. It's called 'Hanklyn-Janklin or A Stranger's Rumble Tumble Guide to Some Words, Customs and Quiddities, Indian and Indo-British'. It's written by Nigel Hanklyn, an eccentric 80 year old Englishman who has made India his home for the past 50 years.
: The Guide explains the background words like 'chit', 'loofah', 'bungalow' etc., but also includes 'drivery' as an occupation, and 'prepone' as an opposite to 'postpone' - logical indeed!
: For the next few days a Times review can be seen at http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,2736-753398,00.html. Link below.

Thank you, I'll have a look!