‘GanDeri’ in English?

Posted on July 2, 2009
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Adil Najam What is the most appropriate word for ‘GanDeri’ in English? I have puzzled over this for long and asked a number of friends. In fact, this is a re-post of the question I had posed at this blog 3 years ago. The best I got was ‘sugarcane cut-piece’; where ‘cut-piece’ is itself a […]

What is a “Child Friendly School”?

Posted on April 12, 2009
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Adil Najam This intriguing picture from Islamabad advertises a “Child Friendly School”? Leaves one wondering about exactly what a “child friendly school” is? Maybe our readers can tell us what that would mean in Pakistan. By implication, it suggests that other schools are not “child friendly.” That may well be so. After all, we have […]

Pinglish: Your Humble servant

Posted on July 11, 2008
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Adil Najam A friend sent these to me as examples of Pinglish. Supposedly, they are examples of actual language used in letters and applications of various types. Even if they are not real, they are funny. A candidate’s application: “This has reference to your advertisement calling for a ‘typist and an accountant–Male or Female’… As […]