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DESI FUN ONLINE & LEARN INDIAN ENGLISH, LESSON 4

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September 2006
DESI FUN ONLINE & LEARN INDIAN ENGLISH, LESSON 4

LEARN INDIAN ENGLISH, LESSON 4

1. Use the phrase "out of hundred" instead of "percent." Don't say "I got 100 percent on the test." Say "I am getting hundred out of hundred." Instead of "I gave it 110 percent effort," you can say "I am giving it one hundred and ten out of hundred effort."

2. Instead of saying "he is older than me," you can save a couple of letters by saying "he is older to me."

3. In most instances, you can avoid using the definite article "the." Don't say "We went to the Jagjit Singh concert in the stadium," when you can merely say "We went to Jagjit Singh concert in stadium."

DESI FUN ONLINE

Birth Pangs in the Middle East

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5-4Kes8kws

Indian-American actor Aasif Mandvi's hilarious appearance on The Daily Show as a "Middle Eastern Affairs Correspondent."

Welcome to India

http://www.andrew.cmu.edu/user/gkumar/WelcomeToIndia.htm

MC Vikram and LudaKrishna's funny parody of "Welcome to Atlanta" by Ludacris.

Imaad Wasif

http://www.myspace.com/imaadw

MySpace page featuring the music of the indie rock singer.

Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI.

[Comments? Contributions? We would love to hear from you about Chai Time, our newest column. If you have contributions, please email us at melvin@melvindurai.com. We welcome jokes, quotes, online clips and more]


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