No country spares the English Language, not even America where people often drink a bunch of water, and kids and criminals alike “ain’t done nothin”. But given that India is a melting pot of a few score nations, we’re far ahead. With our blenders we can grind our way to happiness (see pic above). We have petrol pumps named “Siddharth Feeling Station” (of which, unfortunately, I could not get a picture) and so on.
The government itself can rename and re-spell legends – probably hoping to throw off google maps.
We all recognize and appreciate the value of Government education, so this dude called his “Education Institute” (unclear exactly what they do) G.O.V.T. – “Gyan Obtain of Vision Technology”
When we marry a fitness band to Mountain Dew (how appropriate) this is what we get. Darr ke aage Kuljeet hai.
We have gender-based AA messaging : we exclusively tell old women not to drink alcohol.
Our KFC stands for the Kapkot Food Court, which serves fish 24X7.
Kapkot is an obscure village in the middle of Kumaoni nowhere, which is even more nowhere than regular nowhere.
And finally, the guy who runs the Ojaswi Himalayan Resort did not find a word good enough to describe his place in the English Dictionary so he invented one : Butiane. That is Butane with an “I” in the middle i.e. an ego surrounded by gas.
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Nice post…! I remember a slightly psychedelic sticker on a Shimla taxi that said “I like butterfly”…. it probably described his driving preferences.
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