Saturday, September 20, 2014

We are like this only

“I can talk English, I can walk English, I can laugh English because English is a very funny language” is popular dialog uttered by Amitabh Bachchan in the movie ‘Namak Halaal’ in 1982. People may assume that Indians don’t know English but they have confident enough in everything they do.
The language is not too funny but as Indian is full of confident people who have written and spoken in much innovative and experimented way, they ended up converting English into Hinglish,.
Hinglish is a mixture of the words “Hindi and "English". Many speakers do not realize that they are including English words into Hindi sentences or Hindi words into English sentences. The idea of Indian English is also known as Indianism. 
'pphunny' for funny, 'pphor' for four/for and 'iskool' for school are some examples of hinglish
See, some of the sentences how a student wrote an essay on ‘Cow’ in a competitive exam. “The cow is a successful animal. Also he is quadrupud, and because he is female, he gives milk, but will do so when he is got child. But he has got four legs together. Two are forward and two are afterwards. She chew with his teeth whom are situated in the inside of the mouth”.  
The cause behind the new English of India is lack of command over the language which can happen with anyone and any language but Indian English gives everyone valid reasons to laugh and refresh.
Indians get overwhelmed with the idea of using ‘Only’ and ‘No’ at the end of every sentence. It actually makes every sentence very easy to complete. ‘I am here only, ‘We are always having fun like that only’. ‘You are coming to the party no, Come no, I will miss you no’
Some of the Indian eateries and clothes shop have so funny shop names which change the whole meaning of the word and you cannot just control your laugh. Example: Sharma sweets and snakes, Ladies bottom - Rs 199 onwards, and Idly sambar becomes Italy samber.
A pathology sign board which says Blood, stool, urine, seman and pregnancy are tasted here. There is nothing to surprise if the patient dies before anything of his getting tasted. 
Fortunately, if Indians provide thousands reasons to bring smile on millions of people, they make you emotional too. ‘Pardesi babu’, a bollywood film released in 1998 and a popular song starring Govinda, had beautiful wordings, representing India says “Jaha pao me payal, hath me kangan, ho maathe pe bindiya, it happens only in India”


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