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GUEST,Anne Croucher BS: Translation from the British (68* d) RE: BS: Translation from the British 23 Jul 04


The language from British India would be almost incomprehensible today, yet is was considered English - newspapers were written in it and books published.

For instance a policeman might give you a drub with his lathy - a beating with his baton.

The fad for wearing Crimplene was strange - for months - maybe years, no one would buy anything else, and then suddenly it was unsellable at any price. Shops went out of business sales managers were sacked - people emptied their wardrobes, threw all the Crimplene away. It is probably visible as a layer in the rubbish dumps - waiting to be used a dating evidence in thousands of years - it probably will not have decomposed, just consolidated.

Anne


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