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Old 16th October 2008, 15:56   #241
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Drive carefuly through the Village --- There is something so typically English about that pic. I'm sure it contains the key to understand my country!

Beaf -- ee or ea? Well, I have been speaking and writing only English for over fifty years, and I still find this one confusing. sleap, sleep? speak, speek? week, weak? And where both words exist it just gets silly. Stearing wheal, anybody? ---It's a good thing I'm not a sign writer!

Egg Omelette Now it is time for me to giggle at the Indian usage: there is no other sort of omelette, just as with bread toast, the bread is always assumed when referring to 'toast'
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Yup, its over here speedzak we have em all here is something else . I have another Menu Board (that's when it's hung on the wall LOL) there are some interesting spellings.. But my fav is (up left - Milk, Milk with sugar, and milk with water - (lower down) Chik chaps ?? and Beaf.. )

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My fav in that list is "Meet Cutlet" ....nooo I dont want to meet any cutlet

And "Container charge" (they are in the transport business as well ???)

"Mutton chaps / Chicken chaps" ... who are these chaps anyway (the brave ones and the not-so-brave ones? ) ?!

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Egg Omelette Now it is time for me to giggle at the Indian usage: there is no other sort of omelette, just as with bread toast, the bread is always assumed when referring to 'toast'
While you are correct(obviously) Some eatings joints do serve what they call Tomato omelette & hence the specific mention of egg. Also you get something called as Toast for eating with tea which is not a toasted bread.

Things change quite abit in Indian context
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Things change quite abit in Indian context
Well so true. There is a veggie omlette. Very much available here in mumbai
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Old 16th October 2008, 17:20   #245
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Guys i saw something else - didnt have my camera or phone but will surely post them soon.

Muuton Pups - mutton puffs
Chick Pups - chicken puffs
hambarhar - Ham Burger

But this takes the cake

SANDWAYS - sandwich
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Guys i saw something else - didnt have my camera or phone but will surely post them soon.

Muuton Pups - mutton puffs
Chick Pups - chicken puffs
hambarhar - Ham Burger

But this takes the cake

SANDWAYS - sandwich
I found a very similar in Delhi University's North Campus, Chemistry Department canteen, a billboard which says

'SendWitch'

Really Hilarious.
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While you are correct(obviously) Some eatings joints do serve what they call Tomato omelette & hence the specific mention of egg. Also you get something called as Toast for eating with tea which is not a toasted bread.

Things change quite abit in Indian context
Cheese omelettes, mushroom omelettes, and just about anything could be put inside an omelette --- even including an egg! We even have Spanish Omelettes. But, if we have to differentiate, one with nothing inside it is called a plain omelette.

There are different sorts of toast, like French toast, melba toast, but they are all made out of bread. Then there are things like toasted tea cakes, toasted cheese...

I guess this belongs in Sam's English thread.

I never noticed the Meet! See what I mean about ee/ea confusion! And yet I clearly remember a childhood teacher telling us you eat meat!

It's tough enough for an English speaker, let alone a sign writer who doesn't know what he is writing.

Chaps! Missed that one too! Here's one chap who hopes he doesn't end up being eaten!
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Sir I totally agree with you but I guess this is what happens when people try to write a foreign language which they are not well versed with or didn't have proper education in
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Whoopiieee!
Nature's call centre.

Brilliant thought. It contains information, humour and fact. How better can it get?
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I heard from one of my friend that for this Diwali some new crackers ("bombs") with interesting names have been launched from Sivakasi.

Some of them are SENSEX, NIFTY, "Lehman", "IKIKI" (you know what!) etc.. Of course the usual ones like Kuselan, Tashaan etc are always there.

Those guys are really enterprising...
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I was send to Dhaka, Bangladesh for a software implementation in a local bank in 1997. I remember seeing some writings on the two main doors in front of the bank.

The door for customer entry was marked "Well Cum Here". Next door which is supposed to be for employees was marked "Dont Cum here"!

Now, don't ask me "stupid" questions like "Are you sure it was a bank..?" etc
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Bonless (sic) chicken anyone? Guaranteed no bones or your money back!
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Lol

Its probably from a chicken which has no bones
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I was send to Dhaka, Bangladesh for a software implementation in a local bank in 1997. I remember seeing some writings on the two main doors in front of the bank.

The door for customer entry was marked "Well Cum Here". Next door which is supposed to be for employees was marked "Dont Cum here"!

Now, don't ask me "stupid" questions like "Are you sure it was a bank..?" etc
Ok, here is a more stupid question, was it a sperm bank?
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