My Blurb

I’m supposed to write a page about me apparently.

I could be working in an office, but more interested in words and language, and so spending my time writing this while I’m supposed to be working.

I could be a scholar who can’t sell any books so I’ve turned my hand to blogging, to boost my ego and to pass the time.

I could be a homeless, jobless person who uses the local library every day to keep my mind from decaying.

I’m none of these things, but I’m also not arrogant enough to think that you care who I am.

All you need to know is that this blog will slowly fill up with posts on the English language: words, books, origins, speech, social interaction, and a lot more.

Watch this space!

13 thoughts on “My Blurb”

  1. I’m not a native speaker but I write in English. I try my best, but I still make mistakes. For example, I can’t always use the articles correctly, as ‘a, an, the’ are not in my native language. Abstract nouns can be tricky too. My awareness of English has improved, but language barriers exist. I like people with a passion for their own language. I look forward to reading your posts about languages.

  2. I think English must be the easiest language to learn because it is the most widely spoken language in the world. Also when you meet people from different countries, you realize how well they have adapted the language to suit local dialects. The secret to the longevity of the English language has to be because it has evolved through the years. It’s a living and breathing language that grows every day. I find so many new ways to mix and match English words to form beautiful sentences. I live on a small island in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka and my native language is not English. But thanks to my knowledge of the English, which was introduced after the British colonized the country in the 15th century, I can connect with people from all over the world.Nice post. Got me thinking.

    • Exactly. We people here have started writing Hindi in Latin alphabet! I am not saying it makes the language Elnglish, but that much is the influence of English that people don’t prefer the original script (Devnagri) itself! I am afraid it would go osolete one day!

      So it is no surprise that we have introduced so many English words into mainstream Hindi around me that I can’t make a proper Hindi sentence without including English words. That is a shame! And if I consciously use Hindi, people notice it and comment on my very good Hindi!

      Coming back, even English has seen such influence over here. As it is, culture and language cannot be separated from each other, I believe. Even if English is my language, my culture forces me to think in terms of Hindi. Many of the colorful phrases that I use everyday has no comparative meaning.

      And here I end my… 3 para long comment! I was carried away, oh. Your comment just got me thinking. :)

  3. I randomly saw your blog as it is featured in WP’s Freshly Pressed page today. I find your posts interestingly funny. I am definitely following you from now on.

    And thank you for teaching me how to use the word DASTARDLY. Cheers!

  4. do I KNOW YOU???
    OR
    Should i call it an “Intelligent minds think alike” incident?

    I’m loving your blogs and I swear I’ll religiously follow it.

  5. I’m hooked just from the About page. I’m following you off the ledge. Sitting here bemused and amused.

  6. You’ve been gone a long time. I hope it’s your studies keeping you busy and not lack of Internet affection…

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