Eye Candy

Indian signs – don’t confuse!

The variety of English spoken around the world is truly mind-boggling. After seven years in the UK I was rather baffled to find that Australians, very casually, asked me about my ‘thongs’ (I then realised they were talking about flip flops…).

English in India is probably among the most creative types – these are some of the informative signs you may come across (collected by Shrinivas Ayyar). But then, isn’t that one of the best things about travelling? Enjoy!

~ Andrea

5 replies »

  1. Bahaha! I almost feel duh to ask what the others mean?
    – sticking of bills??
    – baggers??
    – heavy erection… have you watched The Secret Life of Walter Mitty?

    Thank you, Andrea! xo


  2. They should teach IESL – Indian English as a Second Language to all visitors. It took me a long time to figure out Indian English and then after being there a year I realized I was forgetting American English… I’m sure I said some odd things on reentry into the US.


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