Saturday, December 18, 2004

Leave Letters In Indian English

A few months back I had a post on Indian English. This post is an addendum to that in the sense that it just extends the theory out there with respect to formal letter writing in India.

  • A candidate's application: " This has reference to your advertisement calling for a 'typist and an accountant- Male or Female'... As I am both for the past several years and I can handle both, I am applying for the post."
  • An employee applied for leave as follows: "Since I have to goto my village to sell my land along with my wife. Please sanction me one week leave"
  • Another employee applied for half day leave as follows:"Since I've to go to the cremation ground and I may not return,please grant me half day casual leave"
  • To the headmaster: "As I am studying in this school I am suffering from headache. I request you to leave me today"
  • "I am suffering from fever, please declare holiday to the school"
  • "As my headache is paining, please grant me leave for the day"
  • A cover note:- "I am enclosed herewith..."
  • Another leave letter written to Administration dept: "As mymother-in-law has expired and I am responsible for it, please grant me 10 days leave."
  • Actual letter written for application of leave: "My wife is suffering from sickness and as I am her only husband at home I may be granted leave"
  • Letter writing: - "I am in well here and hope you are also in the same well."

I would also recommend the forewarned reader to peruse a Must Read blogpost by Priyanka.


. : A : . said...


Quite amusing. Kind of reminds me of 'The Inscrutable Americans' by Anurag Mathur.

Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting.

Priyanka said...

hee hee..i louuuu Indian Inglish..btw, is the change in your template reflective of other changes?:)

Priyanka said...

oh, and thank-ee for the link :)

Paddy said...

[August] Thank you for dropping by too( BTW Can I claim that Mr.Agastya Sen has autoraphed my blog?).Ahh..
"The Inscrutable Americans".Randy and those jokes..I remember that.

[Pri] Thanks for the permission to link to your blog (or shud that be sorry for not asking the perm earlier)

>change in your template reflective of other changes?:)

Probably so..Why, you dont like it ?