Thursday, 2 August 2012

Hobson-Jobson Dictionary

A tremendous find of Anglo-Indian words, deriving from British rule in India and still very much at large and alive in the world.


  1. Great work. Amazing how much of this dialect found its way to Australia, particularly to the Australian Army. A lot of rural slang from my Australian grandfather's youth was Anglo-Indian ("dekh" for "take a look", for example).

    I am reminded of this exchange between an Indian nationalist and his son:

    1. It is fascinating indeed to see how many words there are that have entered the language. Much like 'Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable', there are hours of informative fun in this book.