Indian Exports

Amardeep Singh points us to a searchable version of Hobson-Jobson dictionary, a fascinating glossary of English words with Indian origins. It’s a pity you can’t browse through the dictionary, but hey, you can read Amardeep’s post instead – he lists a lot of everyday English words that trace their roots to an Indian language.

What this means is that RamaNarayanan could make a movie about an anaconda’s affair with Meena, and call it “Anacondas” without hurting the Tamil names lobby. Sweet.

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  1. I have the print version of Hobson-Jobson. Its an etymological treat for Indo-Anglian words. Apparently it is very famous in the IIT quiz circle.

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