I had heard of Golden opportunity but today I also heard of diamond opportunity. I saw this ad in the train today:
“DIAMOND Opportunity for all housewives,students work Part / Full time. Work for 2-3hrs daily & earn 5-6000 initially. Call – 1234567890 / 9876543210″
This is customized English at its best. When it comes to language there is nothing like right or wrong. At any point of time, the correctness of a language is determined by “the current educated usage in that particular geography”.
Most of you might have heard something like “Indian English”. Yes there are words which are only prevelent in India.The English which is spoken in India is different from that spoken in other regions of the world, and it is regarded as the unique variety which is called Indian English (Even the Oxford dictionary acknowledges its existence). Indians have intentionally and unintentionally customized English to better suit their needs.Most Indians claim to use British english but they are only lexical similarities. Over the time we have invented our own expressions, given new meaning to the existing ones, tweaked the usage, introduced new words and so on. Some of the expressions and usage have been accepted as standard english but there are others which continue to be looked down upon.
Some of the examples of Indian English are:
- I am going na?
- He’s here no?
- maacha, yaar, abey, da
- What’s your good name?
- She only asked me to do it.
- hot,hot tea
- Sit for an exam
- pass-out of college
I am sure you all will have some more to add to the list. Happy reading and you are free to comment in any english you like.