Why language lovers are crazy about "Hobson-Jobson"

07/12/2012 | BBC

A 1,000-page dictionary published in 1872 under the mysterious title "Hobson-Jobson" remains a firm favorite of language buffs. The work is a study of Anglo-Indian words -- such as "hullabaloo," "shampoo," "pyjamas" and "guru" -- written in a chaotic, quirkily conversational style. Poet Daljit Nagra calls the lexicon "a madly unruly and idiosyncratic work ... rather like an eccentric Englishman in glossary form."

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