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[from the Business section]



The above Ad was in the Gulf News paper today – I never can get used to some “Indian-isms” that have become widely used in everyday language here, for example:

  • do the needful. Translation: do what’s required.
  • today itself. Translation: today / now.
  • shifting. Translation: moving (as in house or apartment).
  • top urgent. Translation: urgent.
  • tell me. Translation: whats up? (when answering the phone instead of hello).

I am sure there are others – add your favourite to the comments section.
 

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