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Thursday, August 11, 2005

Oxford Hinglish Dictionary

Among the various forms of English, Indian English is probably is most widely spoken form. Indian words like Guru, Mantra, Nirvana, Yoga, Pundit and Curry are being used quite commonly in day-to-day English. Of late I see that the word Dowry is also being used regularly by the international media. The latest additions to this list are Bindaas, Lehnga and Masala. With the increasing reach of Bollywood, more such Indian words are bound to enter the Oxford English Dictionary. If Hinglish gains more prominence Dominos Pizza can start using the Hungry Kya? campaign all over the world. The words Podcast and phishing have also found an entry into the dictionary.


  • Kaps...Good analysis

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:39 AM  

  • Dude! Wait for the day Tanglish enters the mainstream in all its glory...

    Words like "innaa nainaa???" "Dho da" will be a part of Oxford..

    Oxford Kya?

    By Blogger Whoosh, at 1:57 AM  

  • that was a surprise... i still don't know the meaning of bindaas and lehnga!! guess i can look up the oxford dictionary!

    By Blogger Balaji, at 2:42 AM  

  • I have hardly seen the words u have mentioned in the latest additions :)

    Hope to see these and more words in English :))

    By Blogger Aravind, at 10:13 AM  

  • Kaps,

    Thanks for the comments on my side, have been a silent visitor for a long time.

    A very nice and diverse write-up is guaranteed on a trip to your blog :-)

    Keep it up !

    By Blogger Arvind, at 11:23 AM  

  • I would also like to see Naina and Somaari :):)

    By Blogger saranyan, at 11:32 AM  

  • @Anon,

    WHat about Bemaari, Somaari, Kaidhai, Kasmaalam?

    good idea

    Even I haven't checked the new editions. But we need to trust the news article.

    Thanks for the nice words. Please come back again.

    I think we need to prepare a list of words and send a petition to Oxford English Dictionary

    By Blogger Kaps, at 11:38 AM  

  • yeah kaps, soon hinglish will become englands national language.:P

    By Blogger ROBBIE, at 12:12 PM  

  • Good Post,
    But I thought the tagline "Hungry Kya" belongs to Dominos Pizza.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:43 AM  

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