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Millionth Word Set To Enter English Language…Will It Be ‘Jai Ho’, ‘Chuddies’ Or ‘Slumdog’?

In Education, Entertainment, India on June 6, 2009 at 6:35 am

The English Language WordClock: 999,927

73 words until the 1,000,000th Word

Via Global Language Monitor: Austin, Texas May 29, 2009 – The Global Language Monitor today announced the finalists for the Million Word March. The English Language will cross the 1,000,000 word threshold on June 10, 2009 at 10:22 am Stratford-Upon-Avon time.

On the list of finalists the three Indian words are:

Entertainment: Jai Ho! — From the Hindi, “it is accomplished’ achieved English-language popularity through the multiple Academy Award Winner, “Slumdog Millionaire”.

Hinglish: Cuddies – Ladies’ underwear or panties. (We hope they get this spelling right. It’s actually chuddies)

Politically incorrect: 1) Slumdog – a formerly disparaging comments upon those residing in the slums of India

Hat Tip: The Telegraph

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