Pinglish: Trilingual

Posted on July 19, 2006
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Humor, People, Pinglish, Poetry
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Adil Najam

Folks, I want to stay on the subject of our elected officials — out-of-control Ministers and misbehaving MNAs — for just a little longer. Rest assured, ATP will come to misguided military-men soon enough.

There is a particular variety of Pinglish that goes beyond simply juggling Urdu and English idom and grammer; it adds a third language to the mix, in particular Punjabi. One hears this varient a lot in parts of the United Kingdom, and this genre now has a poetic tradition all its own.

Comedic poet Khalid Masood Khan has made a name for himself by utilizing this version of Pinglish. I will not even try to translate, but here is an examplar that relates to who gets elected and who does not:

Luch lafang elect huwa hai annay-wa
Beeba phir reject huwa hai annay-wa
Sooe pay dhaga daalnay waali nokri pay
Anna aik select huwa hai annay-wa

For more on the meaning of Pinglish see ATP’s first blogpost on the subject.

13 responses to “Pinglish: Trilingual”

  1. Saqab S Muhammad says:

    haha ha ha ha , Khalid Masoud is great poet. Kindly let me know

    Main kis tarah us ki shairi net pay par sakta hoon


  2. sali2 says:

    Can’t say if its pinglish or just bad english but it sure is funny, m=1

    Ex-Sindh DIG Samiullah found missing from Lakki Marwat
    LAKKI MARWAT: Former Sindh DIG Samiullah was found missing from his ancestral area Naurang here.

    Sources told that the relatives of former Sindh DIG Samiullah Marwat have got a report registered at Naurang police station relating to his gone missing since 10.00 P.M. in the night. Police have started an investigation into it.

    How could one be found missing….reminds me of scary movie dialogue “waking up dead”

  3. Yousaf says:

    Enjoy Live Khalid masood .. :) .. he is hilarious (Husan kee toop ka Gola mara , tera kakh na rahey …. tujh pay gir jaye Qutbi tara tera kakh na rahey …. ) sood_khan

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