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Thursday, January 05, 2006

II BCom 'A' IV Sem Assignment

IV Semester CIA Assignments
II BCom A

CIA-3: Topic: English spoken in Christ College Campus. The analysis may be based on usage, preferred words, slangs, accents, mannerisms that go with certain expression, expressions, mother tongue influences, pronunciation etc.

Evaluation Criteria: Quality of the analysis, presentation, language, creativity.
Date for submission: January 12, 2006

Guidelines for Submission:
• All students should post it on my blog http://anilpinto.blogspot.com A hard copy of the assignment may also may be submitted.
• Please post your assignments at the end of your assignment notice on the blog. Please sign in as anonymous. Remember to type your Full Name, Register No and date of posting.
• The covering sheet of the hard copy assignment should have the following details: Name of the college, assignment code, assignment title, your name, Reg. no, name of the teacher in-charge and date of submission.
• You may use pictures, graphs and illustrations. Please write only on one side of the A4 size paper.
• You are free to take the assignment beyond the expected criteria. Such efforts will be appreciated.
• Do not submit the assignments prior to the date of submission unless you are going to be out of town
• Late submissions will be rejected.
• Avoid copying.
• Remember to give the reference at the end of your assignment of the books, articles and websites that you have referred to. The following pattern may be followed: Author’s name with the last name first, a period, name of the book underlined, a period, Place of Publication, colon, name of publication, year of publication, page no.
o E.g.: Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand, My Experiments with Truth, New Delhi: Penguin, 1998.
o In case of a website give the complete URL of the site referred to.
o If you are directly lifting some lines quote them. If you are using some idea write it in your words but acknowledge it.

131 comments:

Anonymous said...

this is to test

Anonymous said...

this is to test

Anonymous said...

Well, sir now thats a perfect detailed description about the assignment, appreciate the work put in...

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
ENGLISH ASSIGNMENT - "ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE CAMPUS".

SUBMITED BY :
B.SANTHOSH KUMAR
REG.NO. - 04D0076
2ND B.COM 'A'
4TH SEMESTER
CHRIST COLLEGE.

SUBMITED ON JAN 5TH 2006.

ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE CAMPUS.

TODAY ENGLISH IS EMERGING AS ONE OF THE FASTEST CHANGING LANGUAGE.
MANY USAGES ARE SUBSTITUTED BY NEWER & MODERN SLANG.WITH THIS BEING THE SCENARIO IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO HIGHLIGHT THE USAGE OF THIS BEAUTIFUL LANGUAGE BY COLLEGE STUDENTS.LENGTHIER COMMUNICATION HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED TO SHORTER AND EASIER COMMUNICATION . CHRIST COLLEGE IS ONE OF THE PREMIER INSTITUTES WHICH EDUCATES STUDENTS IN ALL DISCIPLINES OF EDUCATION.IN ADDITION TO THIS IT IS RECOGNISED AS ONE OF THE PREMEIRE INSTITUTIONS IN THE COUNTRY AND DRAWS STUDENTS FROM ALL OVER INDIA AND EVEN ABROAD.

THIS RESULTS IN CULTURAL DIVERSITY.EVERY PERSON HAS SUFFERED SOME CULTURAL INFLUENCE TOWARDS THE USAGE OF HIS LANGUAGE.
BY NATURE THEY MAY HAVE DEVELOPED THE HABIT OF WRONG PRONUNCIATION AND WRONG USAGE. IN ADDITION TO THIS DRAWBACK HE HAS TO KEEP IN UNITY WITH THE MODERN STUDENT CROWD AND HENCE THIS PLAYS A MAJOR FACTOR IN INFLUENCING HIS ACCENT TOWARDS THE LANGUAGE.

CHRIST COLLEGE IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE TOP COLLEGES IN BANGALORE WHICH IS CONSIDERED S A VALUABLE SOURCE OF RECRUITING STUDENTS. STUDENTS TEND TO IMITATE THE WESTERNERS TO KEEP IN PACE WITH THE MODERN DEVELOPMENTS.THEY TEND TO PRACTISE ALL SHORT FORMS AND SLANGS LIKE THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLES.

- ONE DAY I NOTICED 3 GIRLS AND SITTING AND CHATTING IN THE SNACK BAR.ONE OF THE GIRLS SUDDENLY EXCLAIMED THAT " HEY WHT R U DOIN BUDDY ?"
THE GIRL REPLIED "COMPLETING MY ASSIGNMENTS"

THEN CAME THE COMMENT" OH! THAT STUPID SIR'S ASSIGN WHY THE HELL DO U CARE FOR THAT FELLOW. HE CANT DRIVE THE ASS OUT OF U IF U DONT SUBMIT TODAY ITSELF. JUST DO ONETHING BE COOL & BLUFF SOME STUPID REASON TO ESCAPE HIS ASSIGN"

ONE OTHER DAY "HEY WHAT DO WE HAVE TODAY?"
"THEY HAVE ARRANGED FOR A SPECIAL CLASS IN THE SEMINAR HALL"
"WHAT THE FUCK DID THAT FOOL THINK?"
"WHO THE HELL DID HE THINK IS GOIN TO DRAG HIS ASS UPTO THE SEMINAR HALL IN THE 3RD FLOOR"


THEN IS THE INSTANCE OF SLIGHTLY SENOIR STUDENTS . THEY ALMOST THINK THEY R SOMEWHERE IN LONDON OR AMERICA.
ONE FELLOW SAW A GIRL & EXCLAIMED
"HEY BABY HOW R U DOIN ?
WANT TO JOIN ME FOR A SNACK"
THE GIRL REPLIES
"NO MAN I AM BUSY WITH MY BOY FRIEND - U SEE I'M PLANNING TO DETE HIM TODAY. U SEE HE'S REALLY
VERY HOT & SO IS HIS POCKET.


NEXT WOULD BE THE INSTANCE OF STUDENTS AND THE TEACHERS FOR THEIR MALAYALAM ACCENT OF ENGLISH.
"U SEE THE CHRIST COLLEGE IS MEANT FOR THE HOOOOLIESTIC DEVELOOOPMEENNT OF STUDENTSSS, U MUST NOT'T ENGAGE IN LITTERING AROOOOUND THE COMPUS(CAMPUS)"
"AALWOYS USE THE LIBRARY WHEN U R FREE, DON GO TO THESE FORUM & KIOSK & WAASTTE UR TAIME(TIME)."




SUBMITED BY -
B.SANTHOSH KUMAR
2ND B.COM A
ROLL NO.-04D0076
CHRIST COLLEGE.

TO
MR.ANIL PINTO,
DEPT. OF ENGLISH,
CHRIST COLLEGE.

6:16 PM

Anonymous said...

Let me first congratulate Santosh for being the first to post his assignents. I appreciate his efforts. The assignment gives a lot of contextual examples. But lacks analysis based on the examples he has given.The assignment can be qualitatively improved by giving telling why do they speak that way, without getting into evaluative comments. You can try and see a pattern. What is the background of those who speak so? Does the economic backgournd, educational background has something to do with that. Do students coming from different places use different slanges pronuciations etc

Anil Pinto

Anil Pinto said...

This is in response to the third comment for this post. Well I do not who made the comment as the person has not mentioned the name. All the same let me thank you for the comment. May I say it takes quality to see quality?

Anil Pinto

Varun B S said...

ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE CAMPUS.


English a WORLD Language or more precisely a UNIVERSAL language is the highest used language in our campus. This language acts as a communication media or a link between teachers, students and staff belonging from various backgrounds, cultures, different diversities etc., As per recent survey conducted in the campus, reveals that English is most utilized language to express feelings among the individuals in and around the campus. Even our college has adopted the English as the medium for imparting lessons and knowledge.

This GenNext college i.e. CHRIST COLLEGE has it’s own style, attitude, preferred words and most importantly it has originality in it’s slang too, called “CHRISTITE’S LANG”, which itself is a very different entity prevailing in Bangalore.

Slang words are very frequently used while conversation between students. They pose ease for better communication and expressing their views and perspectives. Also, the foreign culture and accent has more influence in altering the words more than the meaning.
For e.g.: usage of HEY, instead of HI; BUDDY/DUDE instead of FRIEND; WAZZUP? Instead of HOW ARE YOU? and such.

These slang are surely nice to hear and nice to use, but definitely does not help in improving the dialect. And, moreover, these students have the most spectacular way of using a SINGLE WORD to express as many as feelings they can try to express. PHEW!!! Amazing…

Still, our mother tongue also has very important role administering on our dialect i.e. our accent and pronunciation. According to our college statistics department survey, it reports that 40 languages have been spoken in the campus. Students tend to use suffixes of their particular mother tongue, while speaking English.
For e.g.: Telugites use ‘RA’; Tamilians use ‘DA’ as suffixes for words in English.

And, the best influence and usage of their mother tongue in English language, are by the dominating community in ‘Krisht Kolllleege’…. and YES, you have guessed them right, the very famous “MALLLOOOO’S”. They altogether give a new life to English language, by pronouncing them in a very beautiful and superb accent.
I remember an incident, when my friends and me were having some snacks near the college kiosk; a malayalee friend of mine casually asked another “Hey Rajesh, do you wanna banj?” I was totally confused, as I didn’t understand that. Another friend said, “It’s not banj, but it’s PUNCH”. Having understood then, we all burst out in laughter. This habit of wrong pronunciation may result in embarrassment and inferiority complex too.
Back to the topic of Preferred words, where most of the students have a tendency to prefer those words, which have double meanings. This may be fun to them, but it will be the most disgusting words to hear for others in the TEMPLE of Learning.
Although, these variations and differences in English language in our college campus… Christ College still ‘ROCKS’.

P.S: - I SINCERE APOLOGIES TO ALL PEOPLE, WHO HAVE TAKEN THE ABOVE ARTICLE OFFENSIVELY.

Submitted by,
VARUN.B.S
04D0077
II B.COM 'A'
08/01/2006

Anonymous said...

Is it necessary to give a hard copy of the assignment given to B.Com II year 'A' students?

Anonymous said...

Name:Jemima Desouza
Reg.no.:04D0098
Subject:English
Submitted to:Prof.Anil Pinto
Date of Submission:8th Jan, 2006

ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE

“Hey da, where you put up ??” were the first words spoken to me by some good Samaritan on my first day at Christ College, which found me staring blankly back at this person contemplating the possible meaning of those words .True , to most people the answer would seem fairly simple, however to me, a transfer student from Maharashtra they brought on a cold sweat and only after the person repeated the same sentence three times ,did the answer dawn on me & left me feeling like a fool .I soon discovered that if I wanted to survive at Christ College , I would have to learn the local lingo, and so began my journey on the path to enlightenment to reach the ultimate goal of learning, “Banglish”.
The first thing that struck me about Christ College was the fact that the students were extremely friendly.They all went out of their way to make me feel welcome and brought me up to speed on what to expect. The students here are extremely laid back & easy going , their whole body language reflects this.Unlike my previous college where everyone was in a hurry to get somewhere, here the students feel that time should match their pace and not the other way around, so the first thing I had to learn was to slow down .
In Christ College, everyone one talks with a long drawl and stretch their words. So, usually you can expect a “ yaaaaa” or a “whyyyee” at the end of each sentence.The first word that really caught my attention was “ chumma” here this word means “simply” or “just like that” however in Maharasthra, it is used in hindi , and means “kiss”, initially, I thought that the students were very forward, but then my friends laughed and explained its meaning .The students use their hands a lot while explaining things, but the people who use their hands the most are the teachers, sometimes they even replace words with hand signals.Another thing people do here , is use the word “no” at the end of every sentence and contradict themselves without even knowing it.In Christ College,most people feel the need to incorporate the “F# word” into every sentence regardless of whether it makes sense or not, most people may not even know what it means but continue to use it anyway( a pathetic attempt at trying to be “cool”)
The thing that took the most adjusting to was the need for people to hug each other, regardless of the fact that they had just met each other ten minutes ago and had hugged each other then.Up North, people are not very expressive emotionally and are not very affectionate, however in Christ College, there seems to be a lot of love to go around.While I was adjusting to the language, I realized that other people were adjusting to the way I spoke, for example I use the word “matlabi” to describe people who are friends with you only for their benefit but here people have never even heard of this word. One day, I was shocked to hear a group of boys talking in Marathi (for some inexplicable reason, it made me feel right at home, even though I have never actually been able to speak Marathi). Here each region is represented and there are mannerisms and words common to all the students belonging to the same region, you will find the Mallu gang, the Manglorian gang, the Coorgi gang and many others , each of them are unique in their own way and add their own flavour to the way people speak in Christ College.I once heard a translation of the dialogue of the movie “Titanic” which went something like “Yenna Rose honey!” to which the reply was , “Yenna Jack darling”I must say, it was one of the funniest things that I have ever heard.
The language used on campus is littered with words derived from the students own mother tongues .It is my personal opinion that people who are not very confident of their spoken English are highly influenced by American accents or of the common slang and language variations used by people around them.I have also found that students usually imitate the slang or the way others speak as a means of gaining acceptability and trying to blend in with the crowd.After my first week at Christ College I found myself pronouncing words the way everyone else was doing and using some of the common slang , however, as my confidence level grew and I became comfortable with my surroundings and the people around me, I automatically reverted to my normal manner of speaking and six months later I still don’t show any traces of the Christ College accent, I do feel however that had I been in Bangalore long enough, I probably would speak in the same way as everyone else.
The way a person speaks English tells us a lot about that person, we can trace his mother tongue, the region he lives in, sometimes even the community he belongs to, the way a person speaks gives him a distinct identity from the people around him.In Christ College, I find it amazing that most students can speak in multiple languages fluently, when I can only manage two languages fluently and don’t have a clue as to what my mother tongue actually is. The language spoken at Christ college, cannot really be called English, but whatever it may be called, it is what gives character and establishes a connection among the students.This language, gives students a common identity and a feeling of security.It even made an outsider like me feel welcome, and now, I can finally say that I have reached my goal and attained ‘enlightenment’.




Term “Banglish” taken from an article by Mr. Raghuram Singh.

Anonymous said...

Sir, was wondering if u could delete the article after reading it, Jemima.

Anonymous said...

Sir, Please delete the assignments published in your blog, after you have gone through them.I hope you don't dissappoint us.

Anonymous said...

Christ college is a nurturing ground for an individual's holistic deveopment. But the language spoken here is far too developed. The usage of slangs, synonyms, etc has changed English to a sophisticated language. It is hard to find these words even in a dictionary (atleast to know the meaning). The actual language is entirely different from what is spoken by the students.
Eg: If a sentence says "Who are you?", a 'cool guy' would ask somewhat like this "Who the hell / f*** are you?". Hell or f*** are not a appropriate terms to be used in such a situation.
If we analytically try to understand these sentences, we might go crazy.
Eg: One of my friend greeted me saying "Wazzup dude". After hearing this, I said nothing's up gravity still holds them down. May be that was too analytical.
Most of the times language sybolizes the cultural background of the person. Speaking of culture, Christ is a cluster of varieties of culture. A person is influenced by his mother tongue which has resulted in the formation of the different types of English viz., Hinglish, Kanglish etc.
Eg: Sentence: "Are you an American?"
If said by Kannadiga: "Aar you yean Ameyrikkan?"
If said by a person fluent in English: "Aa you an Ameywikan?"
The difference can be easily spotted in the way they pronounce. The words that the kannadiga uses in his house in his language influences his accent in other languages also.
I also remember an instance when one of our lecturers spelt out "masala dosa" as "masala dosha". This made all of us laugh but the lecturer didnt find it very funny as he was used to that accent.
Among the students, the language the student speaks also shows up the image of that person. It is the general attitude of the teens to prefer a person who uses more of such inventions.
The other aspect that I would like to mention is that the language used also has an offensive content in it.
Eg: Once during the lunch break, I was completing my notes in the classroom when one of my classmates came in and asked "what the f*** are you doing?". Now that was pretty harsh on me. But the person who told this did not seem to have meant the same. Through this, we can see that students dont mean entirely what they say. This is strange because it is difficult to understand what the person actually menat by the sentence.
There has also been changes in the words used. Rupees have changed to bucks, friend to dude etc. There was one instance when I was totally embrassed because of lack of my knowledge on such changed words. I was coming out of college when one of my friend asked "where is your chick?". Ididnt understand, but to hide the fact, Isaid, I only have kittens (thinking that he was asking about my pets) I didnt know that chick meant a girl and kittens meant a ____ girl.
At last I would also like to mention that we use the language in the way we feel convinient . But we must not totally depend on modernised. English as it might not be suitable for all situations. Eg:(Imaginary)
In a graveyard, if a person cries beside the corpse saying "You cool f***ing bitch, get your ass up", it may not be good to sight.
But usage of these slangs must not be totally neglected as it is hard to speak without it. And Christ college being a mixture of both the aspects, "Its cool man". "Oops"!

Anonymous said...

The assignment starting with Christ College is a nurturing ground for than individual's holistic development is written/typed by:
Gururaj.B.H
Register No. 04D0072
II B.Com 'A'
IV Semester
Christ College

Anonymous said...

Bye Bye

Anil Pinto said...

Two things.

1. You need not give a hardcopy of your assigment. But if you wish to give it in addition to posting it on the blog you are welcome.

2. Regarding deleting the posting.If you wish that you assignemnt should be deleted them please send an email to me requesting the deletion. my email ajpinto42@yahoo.co.in. Please don't see this as a bureaucratic process.

Anil Pinto

Anonymous said...

English is emerging to be one of the most commonly spoken language. As we all know it is a universal language. Nowadays to lead life without English is proving to be very difficult. In this present scenario life without English is like a car without a driver. Now throwing light on the topic concerned, which is as to how English is spoken in Christ College?

Let me first tell u that the crowd at Christ College is cool, hot, sexy, confident and most important of all gizmo totting freaks. The Christ College has students coming from different destinations. After the locals, majorities are from kerala then there are some from North India, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu etc. There is also a descent crowd from the Far East. Here I am stressing on the fact that students are from different parts of the world and thereby speak different languages. This would to a very great extent affect or influence their English. Language that is their mother tongue or the language they commonly speak other than English affects the way they speak I mean to say the way they pronounce the words. For example we can take the case of Malayalam speaking people ( sorry to make them the target). The way they pronounce words is really very cranky (there are certain exceptions). They have a habit of using ‘ga’ instead of ‘ka’ they usually say Sri Langa instead of Sri Lanka which gives totally a different meanings to kannadigas. This is the influence of Malayalam on English.

Keeping aside the influence of language (mother tongue) on English, let us speak about the influence of culture on this beautiful language. Whatever may be their way of pronouncing words,language etc majority of the students in Christ College have resorted to slang. Our ears wouldn’t be pleased if it doesn’t hear the word ‘fuck’ at least once in a day. So we can say that that is the extent to which present day English has been dominated by slang. The intrusion of vulgarism in English is mainly because of the invasion of Indian culture by the foreign cultures and the medium being the TV ( how can one forget the role of TV in destructing something by its influence)that is through the movies etc. Sorry to the supporters of western culture for targeting western culture.

We can often see people saying, “Hey fucker are you done with that bastard’s assignment (not referring to you sir)”. Then an instant reply, “balls to him. Who the fuck is gonna do that piece of shit”. So this is mainly because of the influence of an external culture. Another common thing is the deliberate usage of the words ‘da’, ‘macha’, etc like, “what were you doing da?” , “hi macha” etc…. they also have the habit of saying “wassup dude?”. And to this I heard one of my friends saying, “mine is down. As of now it is not standing fucker isn’t it?” .

It is sad that English has reached this stage and is moving towards destruction. As of now since older people fill the top posts in organizations English is fine at that level. Once these older generation personnel are out one can guess what is going to be the state of English in organization.” The day is not far when we can hear a CEO ( young one man) saying, “ hey fucker we have a board meeting tomorrow”. So I would conclude saying that the state of English in christ college is due to cultural influence and also because of their language (mother tongue).

this generation is addicted to slang. These FUCKERS(exceptions are there, even I am an exception ) will continue speaking slang. When the college itself cannot do a damn FUCKIN thing about it, what the FUCK will I do? Yo.


Submitted by:
Abhijith Kini K
04D0043
IV semester
B.Com 'A'
Christ college

Anonymous said...

The base is the letters, the letters make words, words put together make the statements, and the statements when spoken is recognized to belong to English, English just one language… Yes just one, but spoken in different ways, especially in Christ College. So Christ College is famous for its different variety of spoken English such as:
1.The Mal English
2.The Kan English
3.The Tam English
4.Break English
5.Innovative English
6.Normal Indian English
7.Yo the crazy English
8.Lastly the ‘F’ English

Now more into all of these ChCO (Christ college) English.

Firstly ‘The Mal English’, the best known and the most famous English spoken in Christ College. It’s better known as the Chetta engliees. It is a gift of speech gifted only to the keralites including me, and so it’s ‘ jimbly the besta’. It’s a kind of language where you twist your tongue for no reason and for everything too, for example jimbly I dond know what aa do jay (simply I don’t know what to say). I believe its so because most of the words in Malayalam needs a twist, the best example is the word for rain in Malayalam that needs such a twist that only fluent Malayalam speakers can pronounce it right. It’s the best known language in Christ College as about 55 % of the total strength of the college including teachers fall into this category. Hearing these people live in action with words makes you feel as though it’s the first time they are speaking English, the way the struggle with words brings a tear on your eye. Yes its all true, but never forget you can’t think of Christ College without Mal-English.

Secondly our very own Kan-English where pronunciation comes handy with a slang accent. This language shares the second place in Christ College with the Tam English. In this sweet land of Karnataka where kannada is fixed in the tongues of all, the language English too is spoken as there very own in the same style like “dant tak bays (don’t talk boys) or some words such as distiboot(distribute),amang(among),warking(working),tham(them)etc. This kind of language makes a very close resemblance with the Tam-English, the only difference being the accent, which cannot be expressed in words. This kind of language covers almost about 30% of the campus, so that’s about this macha.

Break English is the style used by people to cover up their fear of speaking, but what they miss out is that everyone gets to know about this fear. This kind of people pause for a long time, thinking if what they are about to say is right or not or may find it difficult to make statements in the right sense. So as these people speak there will be a break in between each word or between few words and so I call it ‘The Break English’. So ….
Can I …go on……….. with the next … please .

Innovative English, its all about how you expand the language by introducing new words or new style of statements. The person makes up his\her own style of speaking making others feel inferior to them, ex: your mind is gettin through mine ah..(you’re trying to read my mind) these are the kinds of statements they make, I know it sounds stylish but it’s hard to understand. So what’s commin into the next stuff dude ?

“ YO dude, what’s happin man yo” its too stylish and a little off the
mark. But these people find it cool to use this kind of language, as they say “yo it’s cool man ya” So I prefer calling them the Yo gang with crazy English. Yo up to the next man.

Lastly the most popular kind of language seen everywhere, even in Christ College is The ‘F’ English. Its used by one and all as though its their mother-tongue. In every statement there will be one word in common and that proud word is ‘fu_k’. An example would be “ hey dude what the fu_k?(what’s up?),heard that u were fu_king around in Joseph’s(got to know you were in Joseph’s yesterday) , so what the fu_k was out there man?(so what was happening there?), so you fu_kin how did you forget this fu_kin me?(how did you forget to call me?), so see ya you fu_kin(so bye) and that’s all about this Fu_kin assignment. The End.

Done by
Abraham Jose
04D0044

Anonymous said...

ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE CAMPUS.

TODAY ENGLISH IS EMERGING AS ONE OF THE FASTEST CHANGING LANGUAGE.
MANY USAGES ARE SUBSTITUTED BY NEWER & MODERN SLANG.WITH THIS BEING THE SCENARIO IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO HIGHLIGHT THE USAGE OF THIS BEAUTIFUL LANGUAGE BY COLLEGE STUDENTS.LENGTHIER COMMUNICATION HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED TO SHORTER AND EASIER COMMUNICATION . CHRIST COLLEGE IS ONE OF THE PREMIER INSTITUTES WHICH EDUCATES STUDENTS IN ALL DISCIPLINES OF EDUCATION.IN ADDITION TO THIS IT IS RECOGNISED AS ONE OF THE PREMEIRE INSTITUTIONS IN THE COUNTRY AND DRAWS STUDENTS FROM ALL OVER INDIA AND EVEN ABROAD.

THIS RESULTS IN CULTURAL DIVERSITY.EVERY PERSON HAS SUFFERED SOME CULTURAL INFLUENCE TOWARDS THE USAGE OF HIS LANGUAGE.
BY NATURE THEY MAY HAVE DEVELOPED THE HABIT OF WRONG PRONUNCIATION AND WRONG USAGE. IN ADDITION TO THIS DRAWBACK HE HAS TO KEEP IN UNITY WITH THE MODERN STUDENT CROWD AND HENCE THIS PLAYS A MAJOR FACTOR IN INFLUENCING HIS ACCENT TOWARDS THE LANGUAGE.

CHRIST COLLEGE IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE TOP COLLEGES IN BANGALORE WHICH IS CONSIDERED S A VALUABLE SOURCE OF RECRUITING STUDENTS. STUDENTS TEND TO IMITATE THE WESTERNERS TO KEEP IN PACE WITH THE MODERN DEVELOPMENTS.THEY TEND TO PRACTISE ALL SHORT FORMS AND SLANGS LIKE THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLES.

- ONE DAY I NOTICED 3 GIRLS AND SITTING AND CHATTING IN THE SNACK BAR.ONE OF THE GIRLS SUDDENLY EXCLAIMED THAT " HEY WHT R U DOIN BUDDY ?"
THE GIRL REPLIED "COMPLETING MY ASSIGNMENTS"

THEN CAME THE COMMENT" OH! THAT STUPID SIR'S ASSIGN WHY THE HELL DO U CARE FOR THAT FELLOW. HE CANT DRIVE THE ASS OUT OF U IF U DONT SUBMIT TODAY ITSELF. JUST DO ONETHING BE COOL & BLUFF SOME STUPID REASON TO ESCAPE HIS ASSIGN"

ONE OTHER DAY "HEY WHAT DO WE HAVE TODAY?"
"THEY HAVE ARRANGED FOR A SPECIAL CLASS IN THE SEMINAR HALL"
"WHAT THE FUCK DID THAT FOOL THINK?"
"WHO THE HELL DID HE THINK IS GOIN TO DRAG HIS ASS UPTO THE SEMINAR HALL IN THE 3RD FLOOR"


THEN IS THE INSTANCE OF SLIGHTLY SENOIR STUDENTS . THEY ALMOST THINK THEY R SOMEWHERE IN LONDON OR AMERICA.
ONE FELLOW SAW A GIRL & EXCLAIMED
"HEY BABY HOW R U DOIN ?
WANT TO JOIN ME FOR A SNACK"
THE GIRL REPLIES
"NO MAN I AM BUSY WITH MY BOY FRIEND - U SEE I'M PLANNING TO DETE HIM TODAY. U SEE HE'S REALLY
VERY HOT & SO IS HIS POCKET.


NEXT WOULD BE THE INSTANCE OF STUDENTS AND THE TEACHERS FOR THEIR MALAYALAM ACCENT OF ENGLISH.
"U SEE THE CHRIST COLLEGE IS MEANT FOR THE HOOOOLIESTIC DEVELOOOPMEENNT OF STUDENTSSS, U MUST NOT'T ENGAGE IN LITTERING AROOOOUND THE COMPUS(CAMPUS)"
"AALWOYS USE THE LIBRARY WHEN U R FREE, DON GO TO THESE FORUM & KIOSK & WAASTTE UR TAIME(TIME)."




SUBMITED BY -
George Pothan
2ND B.COM A
ROLL NO.-04D0050

Anonymous said...

NAME : M.N.SWATI.
REGN.NO : 04D0086
NAME OF THE COLLEGE:CHRIST DEGREE COLLEGE II B.COM A- SECTION

PLACE: BANGALORE.
DATE OF POSTING : 12/01/2006
NAME OF THE TEACHER: Anil Pinto



The legacy of Britishers to India and also many countries in the world is the English language through which many people across various states in India and also people across various countries communicate effectively. Since many people do not know Hindi in India, English is virtually the media language of communication in India particularly among the educated elite.


Christ College is a very prestigious and reputed college of Bangalore. Students from different states of India and even some foreign countries get admitted to this college every year. Thus, Christ college is a cosmopolitan college. Due to this reason, we find varieties of English spoken in the college campus.

The accent of English of students from different states is different.

Students of different states use some words of their mother tongue while speaking English in the college campus. Some examples are:
North Indian students use words like “ achcha “ “ hai na “ “mane” etc.
Tamilians use words such as “ come – da” “go-da” etc.
Andhrites use words such as “ come –ra “ go-ra” etc.
Punjabis use the words “Balle Balle” and so on.


Hence, by listening to the English language at the college campus, we can make out as which states they belong to. Each state language is having its influence on English.

Anonymous said...

English is emerging to be one of the most commonly spoken language. As we all know it is a universal language. Nowadays to lead life without English is proving to be very difficult. In this present scenario life without English is like a car without a driver. Now throwing light on the topic concerned, which is as to how English is spoken in Christ College?

This GenNext college i.e. CHRIST COLLEGE has it’s own style, attitude, preferred words and most importantly it has originality in it’s slang too, called “CHRISTITE’S LANG”, which itself is a very different entity prevailing in Bangalore.

Slang words are very frequently used while conversation between students. They pose ease for better communication and expressing their views and perspectives. Also, the foreign culture and accent has more influence in altering the words more than the meaning.
For e.g.: usage of HEY, instead of HI; BUDDY/DUDE instead of FRIEND; WAZZUP? Instead of HOW ARE YOU? and such.

These slang are surely nice to hear and nice to use, but definitely does not help in improving the dialect. And, moreover, these students have the most spectacular way of using a SINGLE WORD to express as many as feelings they can try to express. PHEW!!! Amazing…

also remember an instance when one of our lecturers spelt out "masala dosa" as "masala dosha". This made all of us laugh but the lecturer didnt find it very funny as he was used to that accent.
Among the students, the language the student speaks also shows up the image of that person. It is the general attitude of the teens to prefer a person who uses more of such inventions.
The other aspect that I would like to mention is that the language used also has an offensive content in it.
Eg: Once during the lunch break, I was completing my notes in the classroom when one of my classmates came in and asked "what the f*** are you doing?". Now that was pretty harsh on me. But the person who told this did not seem to have meant the same. Through this, we can see that students dont mean entirely what they say. This is strange because it is difficult to understand what the person actually menat by the sentence.

I also remember an instance when one of our lecturers spelt out "masala dosa" as "masala dosha". This made all of us laugh but the lecturer didnt find it very funny as he was used to that accent.
Among the students, the language the student speaks also shows up the image of that person. It is the general attitude of the teens to prefer a person who uses more of such inventions.
The other aspect that I would like to mention is that the language used also has an offensive content in it.
Eg: Once during the lunch break, I was completing my notes in the classroom when one of my classmates came in and asked "what the f*** are you doing?". Now that was pretty harsh on me. But the person who told this did not seem to have meant the same. Through this, we can see that students dont mean entirely what they say. This is strange because it is difficult to understand what the person actually menat by the sentence.

Name: Agnel E.P.
REG: 04D0020
Class: ii B.Com.

Anonymous said...

NAME : M.N.SWATI.
REGN.NO : 04D0086
NAME OF THE COLLEGE:CHRIST DEGREE COLLEGE,II B.COM A- SECTION
PLACE: BANGALORE.
DATE OF POSTING: 12/01/2006
NAME OF THE TEACHER: Anil Pinto


ENGLISH

ASSIGNMENT NO-1



ENGLISH LANGUAGE SPOKEN IN COLLEGE CAMPUS


The legacy of Britishers to India and also many countries in the world is the English language through which many people across various states in India and also people across various countries communicate effectively. Since many people do not know Hindi in India, English is virtually the media language of communication in India particularly among the educated elite.


Christ College is a very Prestigious and reputed college of Bangalore. Students from different states of India and even some foreign countries get admitted to this college every year. Thus, Christ college is a cosmopolitan college. Due to this reason, we find varieties of English spoken in the college campus.

The accent of English of students from different states is different.

Students of different states use some words of their mother tongue while speaking English in the college campus. Some examples are:
North Indian students use words like “ achcha “ “ hai na “ “mane” etc.
Tamilians use words such as “ come – da” “go-da” etc.
Andhrites use words such as “ come –ra “ go-ra” etc.
Punjabis use the words “Balle Balle” and so on.


Hence, by listening to the English language at the college campus, we can make out as which states they belong to. Each state language is having its influence on English.

Anonymous said...

english is very important in the mordern life.nowadays in college students speak english than thier mother tongue.this is good as it would help them to communicate in corporate world,but the accent of the english spoken is different as mother tongue of his or her would influence it a lot.the mother tongue words like macha,da,wat dais used in the sentence which makes the english more desi.christ is one of the a reputed colleges in india but the english spoken is not up to the mark .the slangs used in college ranges from f***to b****.........Slang words are very frequently used while conversation between students. They pose ease for better communication and expressing their views and perspectives. Also, the foreign culture and accent has more influence in altering the words more than the meaning.
For e.g.: usage of HEY, instead of HI; BUDDY/DUDE instead of FRIEND; WAZZUP? Instead of HOW ARE YOU? and such. And, moreover, these students have the most spectacular way of using a SINGLE WORD to express as many as feelings they can try to express.
sir pls delete it after reading
joe thomas,
04d0007
b.com

Anonymous said...

well, dear sir as you also know that english is the most important language in this mordern era.i being a student from a remorte area i usully was not comfortable with english being spoken in the college.as time and my effort has made me speak english atleast in a good manner but i pitty at the extra ordinary language spoken in the campus here in Christ. As the word 'fuck' its generally being used in each and every sentence being told.every body knows that it has got a very bad meaning but since then also both boys and girls don't hesitate to use it among themselves and consider as a great word being spoken by them.this word has become a common word now and being used by everyone in the campus everyday.

As the student's don't remain using slag in english only they pick eords from hindi and meny languages also.in another way we can say that the english being spoken in the campus is that of no standard's.

As christ is one of the premiere institutions which educates it's student's with all kind of dicipline of education wants to see its's student come out with flying colour's in thge future.but what ever a person can learn good language and that with a good humour to use slang in between in a very good manner.and now a daye being usage of mobile phone's word's have been become too short and conjusted also.
Slang words are very frequently used while conversation between students. They pose ease for better communication and expressing their views and perspectives. Also, the foreign culture and accent has more influence in altering the words more than the meaning.
For e.g.: usage of HEY, instead of HI; BUDDY/DUDE instead of FRIEND; WAZZUP? Instead of HOW ARE YOU? and such.

So i think its good here and can be carried till it goes on

lijo francis
04d0028
b.com
christ college

Anonymous said...

wats up

Anonymous said...

ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE


A college consists of mixture of various people hailing from various parts of India, speaking various languages along with influence of their mother tongue, accent, behavior, actions etc….. Here in Christ College itself we have around 40 languages spoken in the campus.

College ‘Lingo’ today speaks in volumes not just because of age and peer groups but lot of importance in language used in campus has to do with slang terms commonly used by everyone. Irrespective of culture, language, age college students acknowledge each other by using a common language or expression of ideas. Simple words like Da, Macha, Bro, Dude, Wassup, coolman etc. have some meaning in some languages but are however understood by all. They form certain sense of comfort understanding within the typical college going crowd.

Mother tongue influences do exist in terms of words used by students of a certain cultural influenced upbringing. Mannerisms and accents are also widely incorporated as a result of this influence. We have thousands of students and one can easily make out an Anglo-Indian, Tamilian, Kannadiga, Malayalis when listening to them speak.

Slang forms an integral form of the most talks in our campus.

Since our college has a strong Keralite association, its a common thing to see a number of Malayalis in every course. These groups prefers sticking to themselves and normally communicate in Malayalam… keeping a few exceptions in mind majority of the keralites prefer staying by themselves and normally suffer from a major inferiority complex.. In simpler words, they are not very interactive with others. In speech, they are normally found as loud and boisterous. In addition, their mother tongue forces them to have a heavy south Indian accent. For example:- for words like simple are pronounced as sim’b’le…and they normally prefix the word ‘eda’ before each statement they make.

Another commonly used slang word by the students is the ‘f’ word- ‘FUCK’!!!! It’s normally used in a variety of context such as when somebody is angry, frustrated, depressed, excited, shocked, surprised, agitated etc….. This word has proved to be quite popular among the students since it helps them describe a variety of emotions which other clauses could not have given justice to.

All said and done we see how all the above mentioned factors influence college campus talks and yet it does not change except with passing of generations. Looks like one funky trip all the way.( ‘ –,‘ )


Submitted by : Sucheta M Ballal
Reg No. : 04D0085
Date : 11/01/2006

Anonymous said...

Name:kusuma D T
Reg.no.:04D0036
Subject:English
Submitted to:Prof.Anil Pinto
Date of Submission:11th Jan, 2006

ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE CAMPUS

"Indian languages,though very rich in themselves,are in a pitiable condition today.They are like a person clad in glittering clothes but standing with a begging bowl before English speaking power-states"
-Kusumagraj,marati poet,jnanpith laureate

Thats how the impact of english is on us today.You can even call that language as omnipotent and omnipresent.Speaking english has become a necessity in the present world.

Christ college,one among the top ten colleges in India boasts of students from varied backgrounds following entirely different cultures,languages,life-styles,etc.The total strength of 8000 shows the 'unity in diversity' of Christ college.Infact there seems to be several worlds woven into one!!

Let us analyse one aspect among all such differences:"LANGUAGE"
It is found that there are nearly 40 languages spoken in Christ college campus which certainly gives an idea of the diversity.But there is one commom friend of all..Guess who??seems to be easy though..of course it is "ENGLISH"

English is a language which is capable of changing with each and every person.It is unique.And the Christ english has its own charm.Seems interesting..isn't it??
Basically spoken english varies because of the way of usage,preferred words,slangs,accents,mannerisms,
expressions,mother tongue influences,pronunciations,etc.The varied linguistic backgrounds seems to have an influence over the english spoken by each person.For example,consider the point of 'mother tongue influences' the words of english are pronounced in the same way words are pronounced in their respective mother tongues.The best example could be of 'Malayalam'.They might speak english in the same rythm and poise malayalam is spoken wherein the latter has lot of letters which are supposed to be sounded through nose.

Consider preferred words or slangs for that matter:In Bangalore one might call a friend,"Hey macha,wat's up?" whereas a tamilian might say,"Hey tambi,how are you?"..and think of slangs,you can definitely write a slang dictionary sitting right there in the campus.

And one more thing that matters the most is the mindset of the students.'Speaking english' is considered as a status symbol.But the way one speaks english and the way it sounds also matter a lot nowadays.I had a mail in my inbox three days back giving a clear picture of how americanized is our english and i feel that fits into this context.To state,you do not say "college is boring" instead it is "colege sucks";you do not "mess-up" things..you only "screw them up";you no longer live in a flat,you find an apartment....it goes on.

Thats how the trend is now,how well you sound like an american,your accent,mannerisms and indeed these things decide how wonderful you are..oops,I am sorry,I meant how cool you are!!
Hmmm..Christ college does not speak english,it speaks american though.Well,it might turn out to be 'kamerican' or 'mamerican' or 'tamerican'...

ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS TO MAINTAIN THAT STANDARD MAN!!!

Ultimately what matters is "does the communication succeed?" I believe infact it does irrespective of accents or words used..whether it is Christ campus or any other part of this world.

MaheshOMF said...

dis is very advanced for dummies.. I can feel that i'm existing in the year 2060

Anonymous said...

CHRIST COLLEGE IS CONSIDERED ONE OF THE TOP COLLEGES IN BANGALORE WHICH IS CONSIDERED S A VALUABLE SOURCE OF RECRUITING STUDENTS. STUDENTS TEND TO IMITATE THE WESTERNERS TO KEEP IN PACE WITH THE MODERN DEVELOPMENTS.THEY TEND TO PRACTISE ALL SHORT FORMS AND SLANGS LIKE THE FOLLOWING EXAMPLES.

TODAY ENGLISH IS EMERGING AS ONE OF THE FASTEST CHANGING LANGUAGE.
MANY USAGES ARE SUBSTITUTED BY NEWER & MODERN SLANG.WITH THIS BEING THE SCENARIO IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO HIGHLIGHT THE USAGE OF THIS BEAUTIFUL LANGUAGE BY COLLEGE STUDENTS.LENGTHIER COMMUNICATION HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED TO SHORTER AND EASIER COMMUNICATION . CHRIST COLLEGE IS ONE OF THE PREMIER INSTITUTES WHICH EDUCATES STUDENTS IN ALL DISCIPLINES OF EDUCATION.IN ADDITION TO THIS IT IS RECOGNISED AS ONE OF THE PREMEIRE INSTITUTIONS IN THE COUNTRY AND DRAWS STUDENTS FROM ALL OVER INDIA AND EVEN ABROAD.

Let me first tell u that the crowd at Christ College is cool, hot, sexy, confident and most important of all gizmo totting freaks. The Christ College has students coming from different destinations. After the locals, majorities are from kerala then there are some from North India, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu etc. There is also a descent crowd from the Far East. Here I am stressing on the fact that students are from different parts of the world and thereby speak different languages. This would to a very great extent affect or influence their English. Language that is their mother tongue or the language they commonly speak other than English affects the way they speak I mean to say the way they pronounce the words. For example we can take the case of Malayalam speaking people ( sorry to make them the target). The way they pronounce words is really very cranky (there are certain exceptions). They have a habit of using ‘ga’ instead of ‘ka’ they usually say Sri Langa instead of Sri Lanka which gives totally a different meanings to kannadigas. This is the influence of Malayalam on English.

The way a person speaks English tells us a lot about that person, we can trace his mother tongue, the region he lives in, sometimes even the community he belongs to, the way a person speaks gives him a distinct identity from the people around him.In Christ College, I find it amazing that most students can speak in multiple languages fluently, when I can only manage two languages fluently and don’t have a clue as to what my mother tongue actually is. The language spoken at Christ college, cannot really be called English, but whatever it may be called, it is what gives character and establishes a connection among the students.This language, gives students a common identity and a feeling of security.It even made an outsider like me feel welcome, and now, I can finally say that I have reached my goal and attained ‘enlightenment’.

submited by
Xavier John
04D0052
2nd B com A

Anonymous said...

hi i love doin these freakin assignments!!! Hurray!!!!


englishFREAK

Anonymous said...

i must be freakin crazy!!!!



englishFREAK

Anonymous said...

Good goin Jemima and Kini... enjoyed reading your postings


englishFREAK

Anonymous said...

Name : Ranjini B R
Reg. no : 04D0082
Name of the college: Christ College
Assignment title : Spoken English in Christ College
Name of the teacher : Mr Anil Pinto
Date of submission : 11th of Jan, 2006

Christ College is a premier institute in imparting quality education to students coming from various states and countries. For all these students, English is the common medium in exchanging their thoughts and feelings. Here, English is widely used and almost everyone communicates through English only including the waiters in foodcourt and koisk. Thus, one can say that person not knowing English is actually a major handicap.

For most Christities, the day begins with "Hey dude" or "whazzup buddy". One can hear several such slangs in corridors, foodcourt or parking lot. Thus, English in Christ is full of slangs and jargons, so much so that it may be called Cinglish. Among these are few famous ones like f***.
Though such jargons are used quite often, they actually don't mean it. They are most likely outcome of anger, dissapointment or embarassment. Also, even lecturers are not spared from being targets of such words.

Cinglish is spoken in different flavours. The accent and style of a Christite is mostly influenced by his/her mother tongue. Studies say that Cinglish is influenced by nearly forty languages. E.g. A Malayali might change "Company" to "Kambany", "Hello" to "Yellow". The worst part is that my name "Ranjini" has now become "Renjini". A tamilian often finds delight in adding suffixes like "da" to almost every sentence.
Cinglish is also blessed with many additional words like maga, macha, etc ..
Thus, it is evident that English in Christ College is influenced by various factors.
It is localised, it is informal and it rocks !!!

Anonymous said...

TOPIC : THE WAY OF ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE

NAME : SHASHI KUMAR D.
CLASS : II BCOM 'A'
SUBJECT : ENGLISH
REG NO : 04D0091
COLLEGE :CHRIST COLLEGE
NAME OF
THE
TEACHER : ANIL PINTO


Among all other languages english is one of the commonly used language, particularly in colleges. As the students of the present generation are very fluent in
speaking english but they speak with different combination of other languages especially their mother tongue.

At the present world people cant survive without english
because it is necessary where ever they go either they study or work.

There are different slangs,accents,pronounsatiouns, prefixes, suffixes etc., Are been used by the students and professors especially in christ college by malluuuuuuu
guys..

eg: one day in ivy hall when i was having my breakfast with my friends one of the malluuuu guy was in conversation with the baker, he spoke that chetaaaa get me a coke.. i was totally confused with the word he spelled..

we where in conversation with our friends outside the campus at that time one guy asked the other heyyy macha get me one milds classic then i asked other guy next to me what he mean by machaaa he replied that it mean brother in law..

The type of english language used in our college has so many illegal words like what the "fuck" you do there, you fuck in "chuth" get lost from here.. my balls to you etc.,So this is the type of english language that has been used in our college commonly...

The other thing is english has lost its words appearance that is students when they send sms to each other like your-ur,where- wr,are you-ru, etc.,

There fore by hearing this type of english language in our college campus we can conclude that the english language has got different styles and attitutes according to
the peoples where they belong to...

Here the language that has been used by all the people is same but different people speak english in different ways.

Anonymous said...

NAME : YUVARAJ.C.M
CLASS : II BCOM 'A'
SUBJECT : ENGLISH
REG NO : 04D0089
COLLEGE :CHRIST COLLEGE
NAME OF
THE
TEACHER : ANIL PINTO


TOPIC : LANGUAGE SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE


English is the ultimate language which is been spoken in christ college. without english it is difficult to survive in christ college.. There are nearly 40 languages spoken by students in christ college. In which english is playing a major role with the help of this forty languages for its prefixes and suffixes..The language of christ college is very different and stylish in speaking..


Students of different states and nations are been educating in christ college. We can also say that its a secular college...

Once my professor scolded my friend that "shut your shit and sit" this made us to laugh. Then another professor reputedely used to say that "keep my shoe in your mouth". Then our professor used to pronounce borrowings as "boovowings" still there are many words and slangs used by them which is very sorry to mention over here.


once when i was writing my assignment my friend asked me "what the fuck are you doing " i replied macha i am writing my assignment... then after a while i asked him "abe salla" have you finished it so he replied me that "balls to that fucker" then a guy next to me said him to write some shit and submit to that asshole..

Once when our teacher said us to prepare for the seminar one of my friend said that what the fuck she is thinking in her mind. Then other guy told that machaaa that 3rd rated bitch expelled out of class for not finishing my assignment so be careful with that bitch daaa mamuuu..

So this are the slangs,accents,words etc., are been used in christ college..

This doesnt mean that to hurt somebody but my view is to say that this is the language which is been in progress in christ college..

Anonymous said...

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~Name : B. MAHESH ~
~Reg No : 04D0090 ~
~Class : II BCom A ~
~Subject: English ~
~Submitted to : Mr. Anil Pinto ~
~Blog :anilpinto.blogspot.com ~
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INTRODUCTION


English as a primary language spoken in campus culture n colleges, plays a major role in developing and improving a human's Personality too! Personality
means not only the appearance but also the way he speaks, the english (or any language) he speaks to communicate with others.

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CAMPUS STYLE

In any campus, english can be found quite interesting and very casual when compared to the events that take place where the language is spoken very

much formally. Students speak very casually so that it would also be funny sometimes.. Here's an example of a student who spoke very funny to a newly joined fresher:

"Hey dude! What's going on in ur class? Everything's gonna be fine..Don't worry machan.."

When the language is spoken among different people, there is a different view point for english. Nowadays even businessmen do casually speak without

any formal usage of words in general meetings(not in board meetings). Everyone has a different style of speaking english which seems to be very interesting for the listeners!

In the school days, students have less fluentzy in speaking english..Here's an example:

"Hey..take that chalk piece...i want to throw it and put some on the teacher's head."

In college periods, students speak the same as "Hey man...get that chalk..i wanna throw on the teacher!"

Students who are very fluent, laugh at the others who dont speak fluently. Wherever students are there, english is spoken as a new spirit in diversifying

the language in many ways..."How many u wantu? I wil deliver uu. U dont worryiye"...nowadays, shopkeepers and vegetable vendors even do speak english in India.
Foreign countries do have english as their culture and so there is no place where english is spoken in any campus..

When in campus, students dont worry about their usage of words...they somehow learn english in a better way..and some educate others too.

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CAMPUS SLANGS

Some of the frequent slangs used in campus or any other universities are

1. tight – awesome
2. chill/chill out – relax
3. dawg - friend
4. homey – buddy
5. trip – to be upset
6. what’s up – hello
7. wack – undesirable
8. dude – a person
9. hella – extremely
10. dope – nice
11. ghetto – cheap
12. phat – stylish
13. hot - good-looking
14. sweet – wonderful
15. bling-bling - expensive
16. bounce – to leave
17. yo – a greeting
18. ride – automobile
19. down – willing
20. sick – very good

[Reference : http://www.kcl.ac.uk/content/1/c4/45/10/Classifying%20Campus%20Slang.doc ]

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COLLEGE DA

"Macha, it's time to bunk the clas da..our HOD is coming ther da" giggled a voice from the classroom. English is spoken in a very easy and frank manner where it mixes up with words of other languages also. In Christ College, Malayalam language's accent gets mixed up with the english.

"Macha, it's late for our tamil class da..what to do da?" is the common worry of any student who is late to any class.

Usage of short forms in long words do exist nowadays in any part of campus! "Hey dude, sorry i didnt get d eng buk 2day bcoz d stk wasnt ther in d buk stal da..c u da." is an example of the sms sent to a friend by a student where the written form of shortening is carried out...but cant be oraly said.

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CONCLUSION

English spoken in any college may be funny and quite interesting with jaggy and vulger words too. Some students speak too fast so that no one understands it!

ex: 'consti'tu'tion is pronunced as constitition very fast! During college days, campus english can also be said to be a key to any communication matter.

Anonymous said...

NAME : M.VISHU
REG NO : 04D0092
CLASS : II BCOM A
SUBMITTED TO : MR. ANIL PINTO

The way of English Spoken in Christ College

English is the major language in today's world. Because, wherever you go English is needed for communication. There are different types of English language spoken
in the world.

For eg:
English speaking in India is differnet from American English and British English. Because, the mother tongue for the Americans and Britishers are English. But for the Indians, the mother tongue is not English.

In Christ College, the students come from different backgrounds, different states and nations. According to the survery by the christ college, there are 42 languages spoken in the college. But the most spoken language in the campus is English.

The students of christ college speak english in stylish (There are some words used in sentences..scold, bastard, bleady, non sense, shit, fuck, bush) In christ college
the most of the students are mallus(malayalam). They speak english in their style, the pronunciation will be different from others.

The Telugu people used "How are u da", the Kannada people "How are u maga", the Tamilian "How are u macha" and also for rupess they use bucks.

I heard that some students from other nations, they cannot understand the teaching of professor and what they do is they record the lecture and convey to their language to understand it.

The local students never speak english to their friends. They speak with their mother tongue. But the commonly used language for communication is English in Christ College.

Anonymous said...

readin dis is def fun init?! sir u shud really suggest al other teachers do dis as wel!i personally think its a fab idea!out wid d old n in wid d new i say!n pls do attach ur comments for d rest as wel!jus lovin it!don mind d short forms n stuff!christite after all!! lol.. cheers everyone!
padmini
btw i hvnt put mine up yet!late as usual but 2day 4 sure!hey betta late dan neva..new yrs resolution u c! hehe.. bye!

Anonymous said...

Communication today has placed itself as the most vital aspect in bringing people close no matter in what language their ideas are exchanged. A less arbitrary way of declaring language as classical,rather than chronology is through its inflection- the way words are modified to suit gender, case, numbers etc. most modern language like English and hindi have dropped inflection and instead use prepositions like entities.
We come across many different languages, slangs an lingos in our daily life. College campus sets the best example as students from different backgrounds assemble here for a common purpose.
Christ college, one of the premier institute in Bangalore educates many students. The languages spoken here has its own mother tongue influence which is slowly adapted by others. The gestures also are not an exception which soon is considered as a college funda.
“watz up macha?” says a christite hugging the other. There are around 40 languages spoken in the college premises. Though English is most commonly used it is spoken along with many gestures and slangs. The food court and kiosk proves to be the best grounds for hot topics. 5 minutes not spent in these places means you are missing something really spicy.
Its not only the tongue twisting language and slangs used, even body language and gestures have their volumes. The most common is the ‘hug factor’ very frequently seen to greet a hi, goodbye or to express emotions.
‘Just miss’, ‘dude’,’babe’ are some of the colloquil words used quite often by the students. While ‘just miss’ is fun to use in jest’, ‘dude’ does not belong to here at all. Many parents and elders want such words to be removed. “if pruning can save language,it should be done” say some. Others have called for the ban of sounds like ‘huh’ ‘wha’. According to them there isn’t much trouble in saying pardon.
Some believe English is a dynamic language and should be allowed its freedom to borrow,use and mutate, others wish for useless words to be removed periodically. Usage of abusive words like f*** and b**** are very commonly used by the college goers.
American university has released its 2006 list of words and phrases banished from English for misuse, overuse and general uselessness, words like surreal, breaking news and designer breeds got the hack. The school has banned nearly 800 words over the year.
Some words are over used and is not only seen among the students but also among the lecturers. For eg ‘like’,‘well’,’so’ are some words which make the listeners sick of the way it is used. The other words that have invited trouble are ‘cool’, ‘wats up’, ‘dis’.
In the beginning every one likes to use such words and is also considered as a style factor or the ‘in-thing’ though its not standard English, but its been used to death sinking the essence of a language.
Whatever be the situation its not the grammar that counts for us students but the use of funky words that convey the message without much effort. After all studying in Christ college has not only taught me one language but made me aware of the global slangs and lingos.

NAME: RENU RAVINDRAN
REG NO:04D0016
CLASS: 2 BCOM A
SUBMITTED TO: ANIL PINTO

Anonymous said...

REG NO: 04D0016
SUBMITTED ON 12 JAB 2006
REFERENCE : TIMES OF INDIA 2005 EDITION
TOPIC: ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE

Anonymous said...

|Hey Pad, u seem 2 laf evrywhr. I cud almost c ur 32 teeth in ur comment!

Anonymous said...

Christ College is a premier institute in imparting quality education to students coming from various states and countries. For all these students, English is the common medium in exchanging their thoughts and feelings.
Keeping aside the influence of language (mother tongue) on English, let us speak about the influence of culture on this beautiful language. Whatever may be their way of pronouncing words,language etc majority of the students in Christ College have resorted to slang. Our ears wouldn’t be pleased if it doesn’t hear the word ‘fuck’ at least once in a day. So we can say that that is the extent to which present day English has been dominated by slang. The intrusion of vulgarism in English is mainly because of the invasion of Indian culture by the foreign cultures and the medium being the TV ( how can one forget the role of TV in destructing something by its influence)that is through the movies etc. Sorry to the supporters of western culture for targeting western culture.
Another commonly used slang word by the students is the ‘f’ word- ‘FUCK’!!!! It’s normally used in a variety of context such as when somebody is angry, frustrated, depressed, excited, shocked, surprised, agitated etc….. This word has proved to be quite popular among the students since it helps them describe a variety of emotions which other clauses could not have given justice to.

Name:Pinto O A
Class:2nd B com A
Reg:04D0030

Anonymous said...

sir pls do read the assignment and delete it

Anonymous said...

Introduction: -

English language is generally known as the internationally spoken language, which is generally spoken in the Christ College Campus by different students who came from different regions. The usage of English language in the Christ College Campus is highly complicated, well mannered with good expressions. The following points clearly shows us that the usage of English language in the Christ College Campus.


Common language in the Campus: -

English is the common language spoken in the Christ College Campus by the students who came from different regions. 90% of the students have the conversation through English language only. In the Christ college Campus strictly spoken only English language.


Use of English words: -

The students in the Christ College Campus use the respectful words to the elders and with their friends. And also they use the some bad words among the friends only like fuck, o shut, back up, etc.


Usage of Accents: -

There is no particular accent used in the English language in Christ College Campus. As there are different people from different regions there is no particular accent in the usage of English language in the Christ College Campus.


Mannerism: -

There is a good mannerism in the usage of the English language in the Christ College Campus, students speak only English with good words and expressions which help to understand easily by others. And also they greet each other in a very well mannered way with the god expressions and actions like embracing each other, shake hands, etc. This kind of activity only among friends.


Use of Expressions: -

As we know expression is one kind of good communication activity, the students in the Christ College Campus use good expressions to explain the information clearly which help to understand easily by others. So, the expressions also help the students in the campus to communicate each other.


Mother Tongue Influences: -

There is highly mother tongue influence in the usage of English language in the Christ College Campus. The students who came from Tamil Nadu use the words like “Macha, da, dee,etc.,”. Not only Tamil Nadu students but also all other students also use different words influenced from their mother tongue while they speak English.


Pronunciation: -

The pronunciation of English language used in the Christ College Campus is very good. The students well pronounce the words when they are speaking English with other to understand easily.

Conclusion: -

English a WORLD Language or more precisely a UNIVERSAL language is the highest used language in our campus. This language acts as a communication media or a link between teachers, students and staff belonging from various backgrounds, cultures, different diversities etc., As per recent survey conducted in the campus, reveals that English is most utilized language to express feelings among the individuals in and around the campus. Even our college has adopted the English as the medium for imparting lessons and knowledge.

This GenNext college i.e. CHRIST COLLEGE has it’s own style, attitude, preferred words and most importantly it has originality in it’s slang too, called “CHRISTITE’S LANG”, which itself is a very different entity prevailing in Bangalore.

Slang words are very frequently used while conversation between students. They pose ease for better communication and expressing their views and perspectives. Also, the foreign culture and accent has more influence in altering the words more than the meaning.
For e.g.: usage of HEY, instead of HI; BUDDY/DUDE instead of FRIEND; WAZZUP? Instead of HOW ARE YOU? and such.

These slang are surely nice to hear and nice to use, but definitely does not help in improving the dialect. And, moreover, these students have the most spectacular way of using a SINGLE WORD to express as many as feelings they can try to express. PHEW!!! Amazing…

Still, our mother tongue also has very important role administering on our dialect i.e. our accent and pronunciation. According to our college statistics department survey, it reports that 40 languages have been spoken in the campus. Students tend to use suffixes of their particular mother tongue, while speaking English.
For e.g.: Telugites use ‘RA’; Tamilians use ‘DA’ as suffixes for words in English.

And, the best influence and usage of their mother tongue in English language, are by the dominating community in ‘Krisht Kolllleege’…. and YES, you have guessed them right, the very famous “MALLLOOOO’S”. They altogether give a new life to English language, by pronouncing them in a very beautiful and superb accent.
I remember an incident, when my friends and me were having some snacks near the college kiosk; a malayalee friend of mine casually asked another “Hey Rajesh, do you wanna banj?” I was totally confused, as I didn’t understand that. Another friend said, “It’s not banj, but it’s PUNCH”. Having understood then, we all burst out in laughter. This habit of wrong pronunciation may result in embarrassment and inferiority complex too.
Back to the topic of Preferred words, where most of the students have a tendency to prefer those words, which have double meanings. This may be fun to them, but it will be the most disgusting words to hear for others in the TEMPLE of Learning.
Although, these variations and differences in English language in our college campus… Christ College still ‘ROCKS’.



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Submitted by:
Janardhan Reddy.K
II-B.com-A
Reg.No: 04D0094
Christ College.

Anonymous said...

Christ college – ‘lingo’

Bangalore in general has a mixed population and thus a mixed culture, Christ College is a prime example .Christ college has a fascinating mixture of people from different parts of India as well as outside India. There are people from south-east Asia, Africa, north India, down south, east and the west. This wide variety represent speaking different language and the influence of their mother tongues is often reflected in the way they speak English is resulted in the emergence of a new language in itself the ‘CHRIST COLLEGE LINGO’.

Eighty percent of the population of Christ College is constituted by malayalees including the management and the staff. But even though there are mostly malayalees it is kannada which has the most profound impact on the ‘lingo’. Even the malayalees eventually adapt that way of speaking. The most common phrase used by all in college are ‘chillmadi’,’whats up da’ etc.

The usage of slang’s is rapid in the college as in the norm with college students. The basic culture followed is the rock culture and Bangalore is known for it students try to ape the language of the west. Apart from that the movies, advertisements and commercials too imbibe this sort of speaking in the youth which clearly is seen amongst the college students. Expressions like ‘hep’ ,’cool’,’yeah’,has replaced straight foreword language like yes and smart though this is the trend normally seen among college students Christ adds its own unique touch.

‘FatherV’,’enthu’,’pic’,’ayyo’,’macha’,and cheta (ps:highly heard in the kiosk vicinity)are words used by christites regardless of where they come from .These words actually serve as unitying forces to the Christies and cross barriers of region ,language and community. Thereby strengthening unity in diversity. Being a christite one has multilingual friends which actually educates him on numerous languages making him familiar with common phrases in those languages.

But there are two sides to every coin .hence usage of this lingo have its own disadvantages. It definitely does not come in handy in preparing you for interviews nor in adding charm to your resumes. Its disadvantages even while you’re talking to the teachers as you would to your friends.

In short lingo’s can be ‘cool’ and stylish amongst friends and in college. But has its drawbacks otherwise .but lingoes are an inherent part of the charm and joy of being a student. Colleges and lingo’s go hand in hand and Christ is no exception!


Submitted by
Renu Abraham
04d0015

Anonymous said...

ENGLISH ASSIGNMENT - "ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE CAMPUS".

SUBMITED BY :
ANTONY K V
REG.NO. - 04D0026
2ND B.COM 'A'
4TH SEMESTER
CHRIST COLLEGE.

SUBMITED ON JAN 5TH 2006.

As christ is one of the premiere institutions which educates it's student's with all kind of dicipline of education wants to see its's student come out with flying colour's in thge future.but what ever a person can learn good language and that with a good humour to use slang in between in a very good manner.and now a daye being usage of mobile phone's word's have been become too short and conjusted also.
These slang are surely nice to hear and nice to use, but definitely does not help in improving the dialect. And, moreover, these students have the most spectacular way of using a SINGLE WORD to express as many as feelings they can try to express.
Slang are surely nice to hear and nice to use, but definitely does not help in improving the dialect. And, moreover, these students have the most spectacular way of using a SINGLE WORD to express as many as feelings they can try to express. PHEW!!! Amazing…
Slang words are very frequently used while conversation between students. They pose ease for better communication and expressing their views and perspectives. Also, the foreign culture and accent has more influence in altering the words more than the meaning.
Still, our mother tongue also has very important role administering on our dialect i.e. our accent and pronunciation. According to our college statistics department survey, it reports that 40 languages have been spoken in the campus. Students tend to use suffixes of their particular mother tongue, while speaking English.
For e.g.: Telugites use ‘RA’; Tamilians use ‘DA’ as suffixes for words in English.
The way a person speaks English tells us a lot about that person, we can trace his mother tongue, the region he lives in, sometimes even the community he belongs to, the way a person speaks gives him a distinct identity from the people around him.In Christ College, I find it amazing that most students can speak in multiple languages fluently, when I can only manage two languages fluently and don’t have a clue as to what my mother tongue actually is. The language spoken at Christ college, cannot really be called English, but whatever it may be called, it is what gives character and establishes a connection among the students.This language, gives students a common identity and a feeling of security.It even made an outsider like me feel welcome, and now, I can finally say that I have reached my goal and attained ‘enlightenment’.
Whatever be the situation its not the grammar that counts for us students but the use of funky words that convey the message without much effort. After all studying in Christ college has not only taught me one language but made me aware of the global slangs and lingos.

Anonymous said...

"ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE CAMPUS".

SUBMITED BY :
BINU K J
REG.NO. - 04D0065
2ND B.COM 'A'
4TH SEMESTER
CHRIST COLLEGE.

The first thing that struck me about Christ College was the fact that the students were extremely friendly.They all went out of their way to make me feel welcome and brought me up to speed on what to expect. The students here are extremely laid back & easy going , their whole body language reflects this.Unlike my previous college where everyone was in a hurry to get somewhere, here the students feel that time should match their pace and not the other way around, so the first thing I had to learn was to slow down .
In Christ College, everyone one talks with a long drawl and stretch their words. So, usually you can expect a “ yaaaaa” or a “whyyyee” at the end of each sentence.The first word that really caught my attention was “ chumma” here this word means “simply” or “just like that” however in Maharasthra, it is used in hindi , and means “kiss”, initially, I thought that the students were very forward, but then my friends laughed and explained its meaning .The students use their hands a lot while explaining things, but the people who use their hands the most are the teachers, sometimes they even replace words with hand signals
Eighty percent of the population of Christ College is constituted by malayalees including the management and the staff. But even though there are mostly malayalees it is kannada which has the most profound impact on the ‘lingo’. Even the malayalees eventually adapt that way of speaking. The most common phrase used by all in college are ‘chillmadi’,’whats up da’ etc.
The usage of slang’s is rapid in the college as in the norm with college students. The basic culture followed is the rock culture and Bangalore is known for it students try to ape the language of the west. Apart from that the movies, advertisements and commercials too imbibe this sort of speaking in the youth which clearly is seen amongst the college students. Expressions like ‘hep’ ,’cool’,’yeah’,has replaced straight foreword language like yes and smart though this is the trend normally seen among college students Christ adds its own unique touch.
‘FatherV’,’enthu’,’pic’,’ayyo’,’macha’,and cheta (ps:highly heard in the kiosk vicinity)are words used by christites regardless of where they come from .These words actually serve as unitying forces to the Christies and cross barriers of region ,language and community. Thereby strengthening unity in diversity. Being a christite one has multilingual friends which actually educates him on numerous languages making him familiar with common phrases in those languages
But usage of these slangs must not be totally neglected as it is hard to speak without it. And Christ college being a mixture of both the aspects, "Its cool man". "Oops"!

Anonymous said...

Assignment 1


English Spoken In Christ College Campus

INTRODUCTION

From the very time of civilisation, people have understood the importance of knowing each other. Language plays a very important role to communicate the flow of ideas and thoughts that one person undergoes. Our world has become a “global village” only when people started moving out to different countries and imparting cultural values and ethics and also depicting the culture followed there.

When we talk about culture, language is one such tool used to express the values one has learnt and nurtured in themselves. And as there are different cultures followed at different part of the world, there are different languages spoken in different part of the world.

India is one such country where different languages are spoken and each state have their own culture, tradition, ethics, etc.But still India is so united in all aspects. As for every good thing there is a bad side too, there are certain drawbacks when we say India has got many languages spoken, that’s because there are still some backward regions in India where strict regionalism is followed , i.e. there are places where the regional language is used as the official language of the state.

India is presently developing in all aspects like trade and business, IT sector, education, culture and traditions etc..
Since 1990’s the Indian scenario has changed a lot, there are lot of people from different countries dealing with Indians for various reasons. This has brought about the need of learning a common language which is known to all the people throughout the world.



IN DETAIL

Here a very commonly used and spoken language is ENGLISH. For all official purposes English is used as a standard language so that it makes the whole activity of communicating an idea easy.

As such the topic given is regarding the English spoken in Christ college campus, a very small sample of the Indian mix –‘unity in diversity’. State – wise I feel the Keralites contribute more to the student and faculty population. Christ college is such a college where one can find not only students from different parts of India but also students from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Africa, Dubai, Kuwait, Tanzania, US, Germany etc…

It is real fun to have a look at the way how people speak English and how their own mother tongue influences the language to a greater extent.

EXAMPLE
Now let’s have a look at how
George Kutty from Kerala and Velu from Tamil Nadu have a conversation…

George: Vat da how is your co-ledge life ?
Velu : Vat macha , thing-us are not –a worki-ng well.
George: Why, is geedha not toking to you ?
Velu : She hasa no prablem with me…she isa parfectly
vo-kay with me. That day-ya she wasa worried about
her fadher who is goinga abroad.
George: Is her father going to Gelf ? I can tell my ungle about
it and he can simbly help her father out there.

Note: the spelling in the dialogue is changed so as to get the effect of pronunciation used by those natives of South-India.

Now that’s one part of critics where the mother-tongue influences the English language. Few more analysis has been made on how other languages have an effect over English..

Malayalees and tamilians use the word ‘da’ a lot in their English , spoken in college campus among the peer groups.

Similarly “chetta” is a Malayalam term which means brother, this word is commonly used and heard near by the kiosk as the christites believe that a lot of influence go on about calling them chetta and your order is delivered soon, due to this belief malayalees and other non-malayalees use this word very often so that those guys working inside kiosk are happy and deliver the items ordered soon.

Tamilians have a habbit of prolonging the sentence by adding an ‘a’(pronounce in hindi terminology) to it.
Bengali’s have an entirely different way of pronouncing certain words e.g. the very change in the name “Culcutta” to “Kolkatta” shows the influence of mother tongue, similarly they use words like ‘coming on Monday’ as “co-ming on mo-nday” (the sentence above when read will give an idea about how the English words are pronounced in Bengali terms).

People from North–India frequently use the word ‘na’ , ‘ka’, ‘ki’, ‘yaar’ in their English language eg. “Do you know ki my dad is coming down to Bangalore tonight.If I don’t go to pick him up he might feel bad na. He told that mom has sent carrot ka halwa for me. Yaar you don’t worry I’ll meet you tomorrow morning , teek hai !”

Now when we talk about college campus, certain students feel and maintain the language standard by using slang words which they assume to be hi-fi way of living life in college….


Certain words that are very often to be heard from
Students are:
‘Oh shit!’, ‘fuck man’, ‘I’ll kick your asses, ‘shut your bloody mouth’, ‘bloody fucker’, ‘he’s screwing ma life yaar’, ‘screw u’ etc…
Though not very pleasant to hear but still they are considered to be in fashion or the style the beautiful language English has to be spoken in.

Other commonly used words or phrases are – ‘wuzzup dude !!’
‘Wow, cool ‘n’ sexy gals are standing there’, ‘hey pal howzz life goin..?’, ‘hey buddy, how u do?’, ‘yup!! I have to attend the next hour!’, ‘hey guys, did u do that??’, ‘nope! I dint do that’.

Body language also speaks a lot while speaking a language with your mouth. For eg. Students show their middle finger while they use foul words like “fuck – off” ; some show “v” sign with their fingers that represent victory ; some show their “ILU” style of fingers to show-off their “yo-attitude”;some commonly used are ‘thumbs up’ sign to wish ‘all the best’ to any friends..;and to teachers. Students just nod their head along with a smile on face which shows the respect towards a teacher and way of greeting them. There are people who show the sign of double – quotes with their fingers while they speak, this signifies that they are stressing upon that particular word.

Now-a-days e-mailing has become the fastest way to keep in touch with friends and chatting is one easy way to have conversation in written form.


Introduction of chatting has brought in a lot of short forms in words; here the spelling of the words are not given importance but the pronunciation is made sure to be right, few chatting terminologies are :-

No one - no1
Anyone - ne1
Where - wer
That - dat
What- wot ,wat
There-ther,dher
Alright-awrite
Right- rite
Ok-k,okie,okay,wokei
Else – els
See you- c u
We are together- v r 2gether
From- frm
Let me tell my friend about it - lemme tell ma frnd bout it
What’s up – wuzzup
Going on – goin on
Got to go- gotta go

Now getting onto the concluding part of this assignment, here’s few recorded dialogues which gives us an idea on how mother tongue influences their language.
There’s another file called osho.mp3 which is a recorded lecture wherein the speaker talks about the usage of very commonly used word ‘fuck’ in different circumstances.
With these interesting recorded dialogues I would conclude as well as personally thank all my friends and neighbours who helped me to carry out this assignment successfully.

note : - dear sir, i had some recorded dialouges that would add up to my assignment and which is very useful to convey what the assignment is all about.Since it is not possible for me to copy those winamp files to this blog am sending them to your e-mail id . Hence I request you to consider those winamp files while you award me with the marks.I am sending you the written assignment as well as the winamp files to your e-mail id


Submitted By:
Ancy N Thomas
04D0032, 4th sem,
2nd year, B.Com A
Christ College

Submitted On: 12th jan 2006

Anonymous said...

English Spoken In Christ College


English spoken in a Christian institution or English spoken by the students who studied in a Christian institution is usually good. Once we get into such an institution we get an opportunity to know few funny things that takes place in those institution likeA others. The day I entered Christ College, I was stunned for a second when I heard people speaking English in Malayalam accent which I had never heard before even though I studied in a convent school and I came across few lecturers who speaks funny and wrong English. Its not that all speak wrong English, but few who do speak become very popular through out the campus especially the lecturers. Usually the English spoken by most of us are highly influenced by regional language or individual’s mother tongue by the way of accent, pronunciations of words. Similarly English spoken in Christ College is also highly influenced by their mother tongue accents and commonly found accent is Malayalam accent as most of them are keralites. This has become a topic of discussion and a comedy act for the non-keralites.

It is the same case with some of our lecturers who also have Malayalam accent and sometimes we students find it difficult to understand. We even had one such lecturer and while sitting in his class we really felt like sitting in a Malayalam class. Some lecturers also have Kannada and Tamil accent and some of them translate certain Kannada proverbs into English like “whose father what goes” which is additional entertainment to the class. Few lecturers frequently use certain words like “you know” and “isn’t it” through out the class and sometimes when we are feeling bored we count the number of times they use such words by tally marks.

Few funny statements used by the lecturers have become sms forwards like “open the windows let the atmosphere; climate; airforce come in”; “ sssshhh-the principal just passed away”; a teacher scolding his student “I will open the door and throw you out of the window”

When I was in the school my physics teacher, I still don’t know why usually physics lecturers speak English funnily anyways once I got caught speaking in class and the teacher told us “both of you three get out of the class” and the same physics lecturer went on to become our senior school supervisor and he was catching all the students wearing dirty shoes and I was one among them and he told us “you rascals come and stand in a straight circle” and once in the laboratory he was addressing the students regarding the experiment and he told us to “take copper wire of any material” and when he turned towards the board to draw some diagram he got angry as we started muttering behind his back so he turned around towards us and says “don’t you dare talk in front of my back” .
The few lecturers do speak excellent and perfect English and we students get an opportunity to learn new words and correct our mistakes. As we walk through the campus we can here slang words like “macha” “maga” “wasss up” used by the students. No matter they know the language or not but most of them are used to the slang words commonly used in other regional languages. For instance even though I do not know Malayalam I use the word “chetta” to address kiosk owner for getting my order fast. The usage of the word ‘da’ as a prefix is very commonly used. For example, statements such as “hi da”; “what da?”Etc…is commonly used. Moreover in Christ college other than English, variety of languages are spoken like Hindi, kannada, Telugu, Tamil, etc….and in addition to all these certain foreign languages like French are also taught to those students who opt for it.

There are some common mistakes made by students and few lecturers because of which they are badly teased. The information based on this spreads like fire within no time through out the college.

The next topic of discussion is the body language used in Christ College. The pointing of the middle finger and the way the girls sway their hands and heads while speaking looks more or less like bharthanatyam dance. The certain vulgar words ‘Fuck’, bastard, balls, asshole, etc…are also commonly used. These students feel that using such words is cool and they get a feeling that they are mod and hep and with the moving generation. This has gone to such an extent that now students address one another by using such words. A lecturer also has used “shut your gob” a couple of times in my class.

One day when I was walking through the college’s corridor I heard a boy telling his friend “by the by” which is actually “by the way”, so this clearly shows that students do speak wrong English which tells us that no one is perfect but all we can do is come as close to it as possible and correct ourselves in the way we speak because if a person speaks well and carries himself/herself well then it leaves a good impression in the minds of others and can do better in this competitive and corporate world.


SUBMITED TO
ANIL PINTO
DEPARTMENT OF
MEDIA STUDIES
By
VINUTHA.V.JOIS
04D0088
BCOM .A
CHRIST COLLEGE

Anonymous said...

English Spoken In Christ College


English spoken in a Christian institution or English spoken by the students who studied in a Christian institution is usually good. Once we get into such an institution we get an opportunity to know few funny things that takes place in those institution likeA others. The day I entered Christ College, I was stunned for a second when I heard people speaking English in Malayalam accent which I had never heard before even though I studied in a convent school and I came across few lecturers who speaks funny and wrong English. Its not that all speak wrong English, but few who do speak become very popular through out the campus especially the lecturers. Usually the English spoken by most of us are highly influenced by regional language or individual’s mother tongue by the way of accent, pronunciations of words. Similarly English spoken in Christ College is also highly influenced by their mother tongue accents and commonly found accent is Malayalam accent as most of them are keralites. This has become a topic of discussion and a comedy act for the non-keralites.

It is the same case with some of our lecturers who also have Malayalam accent and sometimes we students find it difficult to understand. We even had one such lecturer and while sitting in his class we really felt like sitting in a Malayalam class. Some lecturers also have Kannada and Tamil accent and some of them translate certain Kannada proverbs into English like “whose father what goes” which is additional entertainment to the class. Few lecturers frequently use certain words like “you know” and “isn’t it” through out the class and sometimes when we are feeling bored we count the number of times they use such words by tally marks.

Few funny statements used by the lecturers have become sms forwards like “open the windows let the atmosphere; climate; airforce come in”; “ sssshhh-the principal just passed away”; a teacher scolding his student “I will open the door and throw you out of the window”

When I was in the school my physics teacher, I still don’t know why usually physics lecturers speak English funnily anyways once I got caught speaking in class and the teacher told us “both of you three get out of the class” and the same physics lecturer went on to become our senior school supervisor and he was catching all the students wearing dirty shoes and I was one among them and he told us “you rascals come and stand in a straight circle” and once in the laboratory he was addressing the students regarding the experiment and he told us to “take copper wire of any material” and when he turned towards the board to draw some diagram he got angry as we started muttering behind his back so he turned around towards us and says “don’t you dare talk in front of my back” .
The few lecturers do speak excellent and perfect English and we students get an opportunity to learn new words and correct our mistakes. As we walk through the campus we can here slang words like “macha” “maga” “wasss up” used by the students. No matter they know the language or not but most of them are used to the slang words commonly used in other regional languages. For instance even though I do not know Malayalam I use the word “chetta” to address kiosk owner for getting my order fast. The usage of the word ‘da’ as a prefix is very commonly used. For example, statements such as “hi da”; “what da?”Etc…is commonly used. Moreover in Christ college other than English, variety of languages are spoken like Hindi, kannada, Telugu, Tamil, etc….and in addition to all these certain foreign languages like French are also taught to those students who opt for it.

There are some common mistakes made by students and few lecturers because of which they are badly teased. The information based on this spreads like fire within no time through out the college.

The next topic of discussion is the body language used in Christ College. The pointing of the middle finger and the way the girls sway their hands and heads while speaking looks more or less like bharthanatyam dance. The certain vulgar words ‘Fuck’, bastard, balls, asshole, etc…are also commonly used. These students feel that using such words is cool and they get a feeling that they are mod and hep and with the moving generation. This has gone to such an extent that now students address one another by using such words. A lecturer also has used “shut your gob” a couple of times in my class.

One day when I was walking through the college’s corridor I heard a boy telling his friend “by the by” which is actually “by the way”, so this clearly shows that students do speak wrong English which tells us that no one is perfect but all we can do is come as close to it as possible and correct ourselves in the way we speak because if a person speaks well and carries himself/herself well then it leaves a good impression in the minds of others and can do better in this competitive and corporate world.


SUBMITED TO
ANIL PINTO
DEPARTMENT OF
MEDIA STUDIES
By
VINUTHA.V.JOIS
04D0088
BCOM .A
CHRIST COLLEGE

Anonymous said...

ENGLISH ASSIGNMENT


ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE


CHRIST COLLEGE is a very big institution with numerous students coming from various backgrounds. Mother tongue influence is a common factor among all students. The students who come form various regions of India, with their different culture and traditions. Obviously most of the students and staff are Keralities or Malayalam speaking.

We have even the students from northern Indian parts, with their mother tongue influenced English and their grammatical style of spoken English. As far as I know every Indian is very good in English when it comes to writing. So is the case in north Indian students, these guys and girls are good in English but when it comes to spoken English I would better take a special spoken English classes to understand their style. These boys and girls use slang or words from their north Indian language which sounds good for them but not for me,, usage of “what re” or “ let it go,chal”. Etc.

When it comes to the south Indian accented English, there are lots of confusions in what they speak, me being a south Indian; I too have difficulties in understanding what the others speak. The south Indians have a peculiar accent, in our college there are a different class of these students, there are some who want to speak very fast as if to make others think that they are very good in English. There are some students who use the words like “ whats up da”, or “whats up mach”.






But Christ College with lots of students speaking different languages has one unique language. This English is a mix of Malayalam, Hindi and Tamil. There are lots of slang words used in this language. We use words like “ wassup Patti” as in Patti means a dog, a Malayalam word. And to survive in Christ college one needs to know some words in Malayalam, Hindi.

Well, till now the spoken English was as in the campus, but in the classroom, it is very different. Most of the lecturers are keralities or malayalies again; we find it difficult to understand what is going on, in the class. When it comes to writing down the notes that the lecturer is reading loud, oh that’s the most difficult part in Christ college. But I don want to get kicked out of the class, so I keep myself quite and copy from my malayali friend. Instead of asking the lecturer to repeat what he just said, which would obviously make him angry and react on me.

The English spoken in Christ College depends on each of the student’s schooling or his or her school. In Bangalore there are many good schools where the student’s English is good, but usually guys or girls who have studied I.C.S.E of C.B.S.E because of their curriculum have good spoken English but its not true in every case.

As said above Christ college students have a very unique but one language, using lot of slang words and with their mother tongue influence.




Submitted to
ANIL PINTO
DEPARTMENT OF
MEDIA STUDIES





By,

Guru prasad J.M
04d0047
4th sem, Bcom ‘A’

Anonymous said...

Assignment 1


English Spoken In Christ College Campus

INTRODUCTION

From the very time of civilisation, people have understood the importance of knowing each other. Language plays a very important role to communicate the flow of ideas and thoughts that one person undergoes. Our world has become a “global village” only when people started moving out to different countries and imparting cultural values and ethics and also depicting the culture followed there.

When we talk about culture, language is one such tool used to express the values one has learnt and nurtured in themselves. And as there are different cultures followed at different part of the world, there are different languages spoken in different part of the world.

India is one such country where different languages are spoken and each state have their own culture, tradition, ethics, etc.But still India is so united in all aspects. As for every good thing there is a bad side too, there are certain drawbacks when we say India has got many languages spoken, that’s because there are still some backward regions in India where strict regionalism is followed , i.e. there are places where the regional language is used as the official language of the state.

India is presently developing in all aspects like trade and business, IT sector, education, culture and traditions etc..
Since 1990’s the Indian scenario has changed a lot, there are lot of people from different countries dealing with Indians for various reasons. This has brought about the need of learning a common language which is known to all the people throughout the world.



IN DETAIL

Here a very commonly used and spoken language is ENGLISH. For all official purposes English is used as a standard language so that it makes the whole activity of communicating an idea easy.

As such the topic given is regarding the English spoken in Christ college campus, a very small sample of the Indian mix –‘unity in diversity’. State – wise I feel the Keralites contribute more to the student and faculty population. Christ college is such a college where one can find not only students from different parts of India but also students from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Africa, Dubai, Kuwait, Tanzania, US, Germany etc…

It is real fun to have a look at the way how people speak English and how their own mother tongue influences the language to a greater extent.

EXAMPLE
Now let’s have a look at how
George Kutty from Kerala and Velu from Tamil Nadu have a conversation…

George: Vat da how is your co-ledge life ?
Velu : Vat macha , thing-us are not –a worki-ng well.
George: Why, is geedha not toking to you ?
Velu : She hasa no prablem with me…she isa parfectly
vo-kay with me. That day-ya she wasa worried about
her fadher who is goinga abroad.
George: Is her father going to Gelf ? I can tell my ungle about
it and he can simbly help her father out there.

Note: the spelling in the dialogue is changed so as to get the effect of pronunciation used by those natives of South-India.

Now that’s one part of critics where the mother-tongue influences the English language. Few more analysis has been made on how other languages have an effect over English..

Malayalees and tamilians use the word ‘da’ a lot in their English , spoken in college campus among the peer groups.

Similarly “chetta” is a Malayalam term which means brother, this word is commonly used and heard near by the kiosk as the christites believe that a lot of influence go on about calling them chetta and your order is delivered soon, due to this belief malayalees and other non-malayalees use this word very often so that those guys working inside kiosk are happy and deliver the items ordered soon.

Tamilians have a habbit of prolonging the sentence by adding an ‘a’(pronounce in hindi terminology) to it.
Bengali’s have an entirely different way of pronouncing certain words e.g. the very change in the name “Culcutta” to “Kolkatta” shows the influence of mother tongue, similarly they use words like ‘coming on Monday’ as “co-ming on mo-nday” (the sentence above when read will give an idea about how the English words are pronounced in Bengali terms).

People from North–India frequently use the word ‘na’ , ‘ka’, ‘ki’, ‘yaar’ in their English language eg. “Do you know ki my dad is coming down to Bangalore tonight.If I don’t go to pick him up he might feel bad na. He told that mom has sent carrot ka halwa for me. Yaar you don’t worry I’ll meet you tomorrow morning , teek hai !”

Now when we talk about college campus, certain students feel and maintain the language standard by using slang words which they assume to be hi-fi way of living life in college….


Certain words that are very often to be heard from
Students are:
‘Oh shit!’, ‘fuck man’, ‘I’ll kick your asses, ‘shut your bloody mouth’, ‘bloody fucker’, ‘he’s screwing ma life yaar’, ‘screw u’ etc…
Though not very pleasant to hear but still they are considered to be in fashion or the style the beautiful language English has to be spoken in.

Other commonly used words or phrases are – ‘wuzzup dude !!’
‘Wow, cool ‘n’ sexy gals are standing there’, ‘hey pal howzz life goin..?’, ‘hey buddy, how u do?’, ‘yup!! I have to attend the next hour!’, ‘hey guys, did u do that??’, ‘nope! I dint do that’.

Body language also speaks a lot while speaking a language with your mouth. For eg. Students show their middle finger while they use foul words like “fuck – off” ; some show “v” sign with their fingers that represent victory ; some show their “ILU” style of fingers to show-off their “yo-attitude”;some commonly used are ‘thumbs up’ sign to wish ‘all the best’ to any friends..;and to teachers. Students just nod their head along with a smile on face which shows the respect towards a teacher and way of greeting them. There are people who show the sign of double – quotes with their fingers while they speak, this signifies that they are stressing upon that particular word.

Now-a-days e-mailing has become the fastest way to keep in touch with friends and chatting is one easy way to have conversation in written form.


Introduction of chatting has brought in a lot of short forms in words; here the spelling of the words are not given importance but the pronunciation is made sure to be right, few chatting terminologies are :-

No one - no1
Anyone - ne1
Where - wer
That - dat
What- wot ,wat
There-ther,dher
Alright-awrite
Right- rite
Ok-k,okie,okay,wokei
Else – els
See you- c u
We are together- v r 2gether
From- frm
Let me tell my friend about it - lemme tell ma frnd bout it
What’s up – wuzzup
Going on – goin on
Got to go- gotta go

Now getting onto the concluding part of this assignment, here’s few recorded dialogues which gives us an idea on how mother tongue influences their language.
There’s another file called osho.mp3 which is a recorded lecture wherein the speaker talks about the usage of very commonly used word ‘fuck’ in different circumstances.
With these interesting recorded dialogues I would conclude as well as personally thank all my friends and neighbours who helped me to carry out this assignment successfully.

note : - dear sir, i had some recorded dialouges that would add up to my assignment and which is very useful to convey what the assignment is all about.Since it is not possible for me to copy those winamp files to this blog am sending them to your e-mail id . Hence I request you to consider those winamp files while you award me with the marks.I am sending you the written assignment as well as the winamp files to your e-mail id


Submitted By:
Ancy N Thomas
04D0032, 4th sem,
2nd year, B.Com A
Christ College

Submitted On: 12th jan 2006

Anonymous said...

Assignment Topic: ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE CAMPUS.

Name: Ajith J valavi
Reg No: 04D0001
Subject: English
Submitted to: Prof.Anil Pinto
Date of submission:12/01/2006


English has become one of the fastest growing language in all parts of the world. It has been steadily gaining greater influence on the various culture, people and their living. English spoken differs from people to people on the basis of pronounciation, accent and region-wise. Here the way English language is used in Christ College campus is analysed from my point of view.

Christ college has got students from all the states of India and even foreign students. That itself make up a variety of language used. There is no doubt that languages which is officially recognised in India are all spoken in campus. Apart from it some more languages are being spoken. But the overall or the official language of Christ college is regarded as English. So it is ceratin that all students of different accent when it comes to a common language, there tend to be a great difference in English language. It is like 'Take One and Get another Free Offer'. When we start speaking other languages particularly English here, our mother tongue influence automatically comesin. In our campus a student/staff with considerable English language knowledge can understand a Malayalee's Accent. It is not his speaking fault. Then what?... It is because of his regional and mother tongue influence. They can be proud of one thing which no other community in the world can be proud of. Certain words in Malayalam can be spoken by them only with clarity. Words like 'VAZHAA', 'PUZHA', 'MAZHA', 'THAMPURAAN', 'THAMPURAATI' and much more. For all these words to say clearly ones tongue should be properly cleaned i hope.

Here is other group of students from Tamil Nadu(TAMILIANS).For some of them, each and every sentences will be started or continued with 'MACHHA', 'DAA', 'DAI', 'PODAA PORICKI' 'YENNADA' 'YEY' etc.

Among the Kannadigas, their English is 'HOT & SOUR'. They speak so fast. Sometimes it is difficult to understand even. At the end of the sentences there is a colloquial accent like 'WHEN DID YOU COMME?'. Its like 'GOTHU' sound. For thursday, 'THURRSDAY'. Thats how variation in accent and pronounciation comes.

There are several modern slangs that are blindly followed from western countries, western people like 'COOL MAAN', 'HEY MAAN', 'HEY BUDDY', 'WHATZ UP DUDE', 'DAMN GOOD', 'SEXY'. Several people even use digusting words like 'F_ _ _ K', 'B_ _ _ _ _ _ _ T', to show that they have immense knowledge in English or well versed in that. But indeed it is just nothing other than Flaunting.

In our campus there are so many students who do follow different mannerisms like saying 'THANKS' when getting a thing done favourably; 'EXCUSE ME' for taking an excuse from others and several standard and decent words. For several students it is necessary to say it because it is the mannerism of the campus. Sometimes they may not be following the same mannerisms in their native place or not in the pre-campus life or outside life.

There are some people who speaks so fast and some words miss the proper pronounciation due to hurry. They sometimes get stuck in between the sentences and speaks some foolishness or weird words.

Even from the staffside we can hear habitual words a thousand times a day. It is quite pathetic that several teachers repeat the same words again and again for reinforcing their lackness in words. I know one teacher who often uses 'WITH REGARD TO' during his lecture and some others 'ARE YOU FOLLOWING?'. He cannot get rid of that word even in one class. Once my friend have noticed to know how many times he uses that same 3 words in one period/hour. He used it around 175 times. Isn't that a little surprising?

But let me say there are also some excellent speakers in our campus. And there are also some people who turn up to excellent communicators. That too is a FACT!

Anonymous said...

ENGLISH SPOKEN IN THE CAMPUS


english is one of the worlds major languages and is spoken as first language not only in britian but also in australia , newzeland , canada , U.S. it is also an official state language in india and pakistan , large parts of africa and hong kong with its focus on critical thinking and clear communication , a degree in englishprovides you with excellent prepration for any career besides ,what other discipline can offer the guilty pleasures of reading novels , writing poems or thought provking essays , and arguing passionately on the question of "what is literature? "all of these activities lead to students becoming stronger writer and thinkers .
campus is a place where different students come from different background together in one place. each one will have there own way of expressing things as each one comes from different background
malayalies go with the mallu accent . like example for latha they call ladha , ashwathy they call ashwadhy etc............
kannadigas go with a tune while communicating things and also they strain a lot to convey a message .
tamilians and telgites give a pause while communicating things
for example whererrrrr..., thererr.....etc ..................
indians also use words like machha ,machhi , da, de, yah kutty , kutta , etc to communicate there message among there friends
students from abroad is fast in communicating things with others . within seconds they are able to communicate things .
The style , use of language choice of vocabulary and other expression differ from each person in the college campus . we notice this during the time of presentations , group discussion etc

in our college more than 80% of students are from kerala i.e , most of them are mallus and even the stafs of our college are mallu
remaining 15% come from other states and countries .


hardly anyone have heard the word "tsumani" before 26 december 2006 . so in even ion the campus students learnt a new word and all were talking about it , all communicated about it in whatever way that they could convey , so any bad news around the world that would be the topic of the day ,

we do enjoy it have lots of fun abot it .

Anonymous said...

english is one of the worlds major languages and is spoken as first language not only in britian but also in australia , newzeland , canada , U.S. it is also an official state language in india and pakistan , large parts of africa and hong kong with its focus on critical thinking and clear communication , a degree in englishprovides you with excellent prepration for any career besides ,what other discipline can offer the guilty pleasures of reading novels , writing poems or thought provking essays , and arguing passionately on the question of "what is literature? "all of these activities lead to students becoming stronger writer and thinkers .
campus is a place where different students come from different background together in one place. each one will have there own way of expressing things as each one comes from different background
malayalies go with the mallu accent . like example for latha they call ladha , ashwathy they call ashwadhy etc............
kannadigas go with a tune while communicating things and also they strain a lot to convey a message .
tamilians and telgites give a pause while communicating things
for example whererrrrr..., thererr.....etc ..................
indians also use words like machha ,machhi , da, de, yah kutty , kutta , etc to communicate there message among there friends
students from abroad is fast in communicating things with others . within seconds they are able to communicate things .
The style , use of language choice of vocabulary and other expression differ from each person in the college campus . we notice this during the time of presentations , group discussion etc

in our college more than 80% of students are from kerala i.e , most of them are mallus and even the stafs of our college are mallu
remaining 15% come from other states and countries .


hardly anyone have heard the word "tsumani" before 26 december 2006 . so in even ion the campus students learnt a new word and all were talking about it , all communicated about it in whatever way that they could convey , so any bad news around the world that would be the topic of the day ,

we do enjoy it and also have lots of fun about it . we all do mistakes in pronunciation . but friends are there for us to correct our mistakes

by
sajina
2nd b.com(A)
04d0063

Anonymous said...

English spoken in christ college
Christ college is a premier educational institution in which the students are made to excel in every aspect of their college life. This has been made possible by providing holistic education .christ college attracts many mnc's for campus recruitment just because of the standard of the English spoken by christites.Every year we have hundreds of companies coming to our college for recruitment .Christ college is a college with a great amount of cultural diversity .We have students coming to study not only from different places of India but also from different corners of the world.This difference in culture has an influence on the kind of english spoken by students .Each group of students have their own pronounciation of words i.e.,their accent differs eg:in our college majority of the faculty and the students are malayali's. if we observe them speaking English a lot of them have a distinct malayali accent.



English is common language which acts a medium of communication between people of different culture.students in our college use english mostly in the class during the class hours but on the campus they speak in regional languages.If you take a walk from birds park to the main gate walking through kiosk,pebbles park with the continuing red benches on the left hand side which ends to the food court you could go on hearing differt languages from all sides.


Though the majority strength is of keralite you can find people from different states and countries.though English is not much spoken especially in places like kiosk,food court,cafeteria but upto some extent the english will be spoken by students.

But on contrary when the English is heard you can find fluent English with proper words and gestures.Now a days mixture of languages has become a fashion .we have tamil words used while speaking English like what da,come da,maacha etc. even hindi words like "how r u planning to do mgt ka assignment",chumma(chumma in tamil means simply and in hindi means kiss).we can find everyone on campus having different cultural backgrounds using these words while speaking English.

The use of some vulgar words has become a fashion .these words has become a fashion .these words are used in different circumstances giving different meaning.anybody and everybody who need to survive in the college has to learn these words and the circumstances they use them,whether they use them or not.most commonly used and heard words in our college are fuck,ass etc without hearing these the day will not pass. most commonly used slang word by the students is the ‘f’ word- ‘FUCK’!!!! It’s normally used in a variety of context such as when somebody is angry, frustrated, depressed, excited, shocked, surprised, agitated etc….. This word has proved to be quite popular among the students since it helps them describe a variety of emotions which other clauses could not have given justice to.

By
Kavitha.L
2nd b.com (A)
4th semester
04d0056
christ college

Anonymous said...

Engish is the most widley spoken language in the world today. a total of 600-700 milloin people use the various dialects of english today. about 377 milloin people use them as the version of english as thier mother tongue and equal number of people use them as their secong foriegn language., english is used widely in either the public a private sphere in more than 100 countries all over the world.

The internet and cellour phones have revolutionzed the way we communicate more commuication is going now than ever before and at a faster place. the covergence that has been frequently talked about is becoming reality is more ways than was orginally imagined.

Convergence is happening in every shper of life. in the indian context the people of different languages are gradually melting into some single entity. the language that relkates people to each other is english. outside home in the society at school at university campus or at the work place, english is the lingua franca of india.

The several world that indians are which are not rely used in other english speaking countries, eg: "eve leasing" is the word used to describe the harressment of woman, a "himalayan blinder"is a very serious mistake a "hotel" is a generic term of eating place,"top" are earings, a "rubber" is a eraser, a"bearer" is a waiter, a "cent percent" is one 100%. some of the companies also use combination of 2 diffrent languages like pepsi company 'yeh dil maanga more' lehars 'contal nahin hota'.

the english spoken in chirst college has lot of infuence of the malayam in it. the majority of the students as well as teacher are malayalies.

the pronounciation of certain words are different, the style in which they speak only tells them as mallus the normal kannadiga or a tamilian calls jothi as jothi but they call them as joodhi. normally goes to be noormally,importance as imbortance and many more.
the tamilians also have this major pblom in the words of sa and sha they pronounce as sa. laskmi as lachimi ans prabu as perabu.
there are also certain slangs that they use when u speak to a person like maccha, machi,da,de,ra.
certain odd words have also been used not only in chist but all over bangalore like fuck,bitch,asshole when they need to address a person whom they hate the most.
the orginality of british english in india in bangalore is slowly fading away who is responsible to this is it we or the others.

Anonymous said...

the last comment was left by
keerthie
04d0057
12 jan 2006
it stats with' english is the most widly spoke language...............

Anonymous said...

Engish is the most widley spoken language in the world today. a total of 600-700 milloin people use the various dialects of english today. about 377 milloin people use them as the version of english as thier mother tongue and equal number of people use them as their secong foriegn language., english is used widely in either the public a private sphere in more than 100 countries all over the world.

The internet and cellour phones have revolutionzed the way we communicate more commuication is going now than ever before and at a faster place. the covergence that has been frequently talked about is becoming reality is more ways than was orginally imagined.

Convergence is happening in every shper of life. in the indian context the people of different languages are gradually melting into some single entity. the language that relkates people to each other is english. outside home in the society at school at university campus or at the work place, english is the lingua franca of india.

The several world that indians are which are not rely used in other english speaking countries, eg: "eve leasing" is the word used to describe the harressment of woman, a "himalayan blinder"is a very serious mistake a "hotel" is a generic term of eating place,"top" are earings, a "rubber" is a eraser, a"bearer" is a waiter, a "cent percent" is one 100%. some of the companies also use combination of 2 diffrent languages like pepsi company 'yeh dil maanga more' lehars 'contal nahin hota'.

the english spoken in chirst college has lot of infuence of the malayam in it. the majority of the students as well as teacher are malayalies.

the pronounciation of certain words are different, the style in which they speak only tells them as mallus the normal kannadiga or a tamilian calls jothi as jothi but they call them as joodhi. normally goes to be noormally,importance as imbortance and many more.
the tamilians also have this major pblom in the words of sa and sha they pronounce as sa. laskmi as lachimi ans prabu as perabu.
there are also certain slangs that they use when u speak to a person like maccha, machi,da,de,ra.
certain odd words have also been used not only in chist but all over bangalore like fuck,bitch,asshole when they need to address a person whom they hate the most.
the orginality of british english in india in bangalore is slowly fading away who is responsible to this is it we or the others.

submitted by
keerthi.E
2nd b.com(A)
04d0057
chirst college

Anonymous said...

ENGLISH USED IN CHRIST COLLEGE


INDIA is a country of diversed culture which
has given birth to many languages.lanuages
evolve and no longer remains same after a
period of time . Some times it turns out to be
completely different one.A lot of changes would
have taken place.There has been a shift from
formality to informality both in scriptwise and
in ourspeech.The long and boring scripts
have turned out to be short and interesting.


Christ College is a place where there are
people from different places which means
that there are people speaking different
languages like English,French,Kannada,Tamil,
Telegue, Hindi, Nepali, Malyalam, Tulu,
Konkani,Marathi,Punjabi..................etc.In such
a situation english being an international lanuage
plays a major role which is a means of
communication.It is also said that it is a very
friendly language which can be learnt and
understood easily .In our college there are more
than 35 language sused . this means thAtit is definatly not going to be jut english but is going to be a mix of all other languagfs too.in recent times due to the use of mobile and sms ing there are many
short forms used such as gr8 , r ,n 2day,etc
have spoilt the language completely.


In the college campus we can hear a lot of
sware words which has become so common in
our daily routine that there would amost be no
conversation without the usage of such phrases whic begin with F...'s and s..' . these words are generally used in common places like kiosk, food court ......etc
it is almost there in everybodies dictionary.
The most commom crowd in the campus are
kerlites which becomes difficult for others to follow.
never the less it takes time and every body gets
so use to that accent that we also contiue to talk
in the same manner either knowinly or unkowingy. words like dosa is pronounced as dosha which was not understood for the fist time.


other kinds of words such as da, buddy, dude,macha..............
.etc are also used.there is a complete influence of mother tongue english. thelangage used by people arroud the campus cannot be really called as english but still it tells the charector of a person his caste relegion etc can easily be identified.



SUBMITTED TO
MR.ANIL PINTO
DEPARTMENT OF
MEDIA STUDIES

BY,
P.GOWRI ANAND
04D0080
BCOM A
CHRIST COLLEGE

5:08 PM

Anonymous said...

ENGLISH USED IN
christ college

English as a international language plays
an important role in our day to day life
whether it is at work or while travelling.
In INDIA there are many languages spoken.
This could be a disadvantage for another
person to know or to communicate with
another in such situation english acts as a
means to converse. It is also the most
important language for our living.


In christ college english spoken
by every person as it the most common
langage . There are more than 30 to 40
languages which are used such as English,
Tamil, Telegue,Kannada, Hindi, Malayalum,
gujarathi, marathi, bengali, assami, orissa,
german,french, etc..such an occation also
helps us to learn different languages
which we may not even be heard of.


English acts as a common ground
for communication . There are a lot of slang
words such as 'dam','shit','bloody'......etc...
which are very commonly used.
there r some words which are not found in
the english dictionary but still they are used
while taking to others.Usually those words
are the most commonly used laguage of that
respective person .These kinds of talks can
be heard all round the campus.


Each language has its own accent or
style of speach. It has an influence on english
also . This makes the language feel friendly
and also confusing for other.

SUBMITTED TO
MR. ANIL PINTO
DEPARTMENT OF
MEDIA STUDIS

BY,
SHWETHA K RAJU
04D0075
CHRIST COLLEGE

Anonymous said...

Hey dude wass up! a day start in Christ college with an greeting like this followed by a hug..English is the widely spoken language in our campus compared to other languages.
As we all know all students from all over India and also few foreign students join this college is maintains a unique diversity in culture,language and every aspect.English is the language spoken by most in the college followed by Malayalam which can be considered the father tongue of our college.
Student from all over India join this college and all come from different backgrounds.Naturally English accent is affected by their own mother tongue.As I come from a entirely different environment first I found difficult to adjust to cosmopolitan culture of this city.Chistites usually have the tendency to imitate wat is spoken in Hollywood and follow the American culture. Being an Indian I think you can greet your pal by Namaste or good shake hand instead of A tight hug given.It is also a fact we can see all Tom cruise and Arnolds who walk with long hairs and some weird Fashions which I think is not suited for our Indian culture.the influence of mother tongue accent in English I think is natural and think it cant be changed overnight.Usually student from south has a different accent in using English compared to other students.
Slang are those words which are used frequently used by student.it has become a integral part of our language in Christ college.Slangs are naturally a one word to express their anger.The word fuck is used every single minute inside our campus. It’s normally used in a variety of context such as when somebody is angry, frustrated, depressed, excited, shocked,.. This word has porved its worth for reflecting these emotins in 4 letters. Next commonly used slang is Shit .Following are the few examples of language spoken inside our college.
HI,dude..,Wass up buddy, Wat the fuck you are doing etc…
Though Christ college consist of students coming from different background and culture. they maintain the discipline and motto of our institution.

ATUL VINOD
04D0003
II BCOMA
CHRIST COLLEGE

Anonymous said...

Nowadays, we find that youngsters of today speak broken english with not much care given to the proper stucture and grammar of the language. We find that slang is increasingly being used while students converse with one another.

Not only while conversing, but we can see the full extent of their improper use of the english language while the student write their notes and exams. The popularity of sending instant messages has meant that incorrect grammar and spelling is commonly used. Even while writing exams the teachers are shocked to find many short forms and abbreviation being used which generally do not exist.

This proves to be detrimental to the interest of the student in the long run. While a person is working, he is expected to use proper language and for this to happen students should be encouraged to speak correct english to be particular pure english in colleges itself. If the problem is nipped in the bud, then it would be advantageous to the student later on.

Regional languages also have an influence in the way English is spoken and very often, we see that certain regional language words creep their way into spoken english, resulting in the usage of slang.

People in the campus majority of them speak English while communicating with one another but it would be almost of his or her accent of local languages used by them. The most common phrase by all are “wassup dude”, “whats up da”. The usage of slang is very rapid in college. Though this is the trend normally seen in Christ adds unique touch to it.
E.g. Macha, maga, da are the common words used in Christ college. But using this kind of languages following disadvantages. 1) the grammar becomes worse. 2) they use short form while writing.

Submitted by:
Divya V K
IV semester
B.Com 'A'
04D0079
christ college

Anonymous said...

"ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST CAMPUS"

The ABC of ep talk only gets lighter with each day.if you aint using then you aint bangu..
college lingo shree has come a long way.
there are two lessons to be learnt in Christ college.

LESSON 1:-
You wana get into the 'cool list' of christ college then use a lot of slang more preferably in with a vernacular touch.The use of vernacular words are 'in' nowadays.the more vernac,the cooler it gets.the popularity quotient is much higher.With a mix of english and kannada in it slang words like chill madi went on to become a rage in christ.

LESSON 2:-
Bad vocabulary,even if you are gramaticaly wrong with wrong usage of tenses--SO WHAT? use a lot of slang words in their shortest form like enthu for enthusism and you could always cover up your error or limited vocabulary although the english spoken is all cool,happening,gramatical errors are often ignored and as a result the kind of english spoken is not found to be 'happening' to the interviewer while looking for a job.
cool is perhaps the most overused word in christ.
then ofcourse this article would be incomplete withouta refernce to the 'F' word and 'B' word.Every sentence spoken begins either with the F word or B word.They sound rude and obscene to adults(especially parents) but they add spice to the language.It shows students are in tune with times.
Body language is given importance.Too many actions by hand can be noticed.Christites are hugely influenced by the rap culture with wors like 'yo dude'.It is considered to be cool to move in a certain manner.






submitted by:-
Navnita S.
Reg no:-04D0039
2nd B.com A
Christ college

Anonymous said...

“ A Report On Language Spoken
By The Present Days
Youth “

By:-
Rincy Poovappa,
Reg:61
4th sem, bcom
Christ College.


Language is human speech, either spoken or written language
is the most common system of communication which allows people to talk to each other and to write and express their thoughts, ideas, and feelings. Language is derived from the latin word ‘Ligua’ which means tongue . language still is often called a tongue.

Wherever there is human society , there is language. Most forms of human activity depends on the co-operation of two or more persons.
A common language enables human beings to work together in an infinite variety of ways. In today’s world scholars have determined that there are about three thousand language spoken in the world.

In present world the youth generation have developed their own kind of language. They have a different way to communicate with they age group people. Youths keep on learning English language even after their PU or after 12th , the is no stop or end for language.

In many reputated college’s language teachers make sure that students learn something different , interesting, and their put all their
efforts to make each and every student participate in the class activity. In India there are many youths who don’t speak English properly due to inferior feeling or mispronunciation .


In Christ college language is given the same importance like other core
Subjects. Teachers make sure that students learn something new in English language. Youths in Christ college are been trained so well , that when they leave the college after their studies , they are been
treated so well by the outside world. Students are encouraged to
participate in fests which are been conducted be the college. In this way they will be trained and improved.

There are some youths who don’t speak English perfectly as it was in the past generation. Now a days students communicate with their friends in their mother tongue in the college campus. In Christ college
Most of the students gather in ‘ food court’, ‘kiosk’, ‘student center’, ‘pebble park’ , and ‘birds park’. When ever they are free they meet their friends in group and go on chatting.

Students don’t speak in English but they are heard spoken mostly in
‘malayaman’ some in ‘kannada’, ‘hindi’, ‘telagu’. Some students speak
to each other in “slang”. They use words like ‘dude’, ‘ ya all’ , ‘what s up’ , ‘macha’ ,etc….just to greet a person. These words make no sense but it is a form of communication with other youth. Though it makes
no sense to the older generation but the present youths are comfortable
in such communication.

Slang is a form of language which has no meaning but it’s a form of communication between the youths . nobody knows what the word ‘dude’ really means…. Such language is only retarding our form of speech. It is a form of butler English and will not help us to show people that we are sophisticated or help us make a billion dollar contract.

We as a group should try to communicate even with our pals in English
to be perfect. We cant learn language unless we speak with others and know our mistakes.

Anonymous said...

Christ college-known for its language....

"Christ college is a nurturing ground for an individuals holistic development to make effective contribution to the society in a dynamic environment."......
mission of christ college but not many know about it. Coz Christies are into learning new slangs than our mission & vision…

English is an universal language. With the help of this language you can communicate with anyone around the world.


It is one of the language frequently spoken in christ college along with kannada ,malayalam,telugu,arabic,chinese etc.


During ancient times the grammer and the words used in english was given a lot of importance.Now a days the youth (christies) use an adultered english.It is a mixture of slangs, incorrect grammer,phrases,idioms etc.They feel it is great to use bad english but poor christies are ignorant about the fact that this bad enlish will lead them no where.


As we enter the campus we can hear various kinds of funky words.Good english is always essential for effective communtion with others.But the use of slangs has resulted in the detoriation of the language.


When we visit kiosk and food court you get to hear friends calling each other DUDES & BABEZ.they use phrases like how cool,she is a b****,damm hot,sexy,who the f***,what the f***,f*** off etc are commonly used.Students feel , it increases their popularity in college.


The growth of mobiles phones are also responsible for a drastic change in our vocabulary.Due to mobile revelution people tend to cut short the sentences...for example {where are you going } is used as {where you goin}.


When we go out of college english plays a vital role ...So we have to try and improve our english.

Priyadarshini.N
04D0060
II Bcom 'A'

Anonymous said...

Engish spoken in Christ college campus

'Our campus is the best' is the quote we often come across in our campus.Its true, our campus is so colourful and bright, with students from 128 countries in the world, speaking about 40 languages.We all come together under one name 'Christites' . Though we are from different cultural and religious backgrounds we act in oneness and communicate in one language i.e., 'English'.
English is the language we use to communicate.But, the accent in which we speak is completely different from one another.Its not only the accent that makes us feel that our way of speaking is different from one another but also our difference in prounciation,use of words i.e., saxon or romance for ex: 'living' in place of 'animate' ,use of strong words such as 'boom' in place of 'period of prosparity',use of technical words, use of active verbs, etc.........

The different reasons for this as follows:

Cultural background: As mentioned before there are students from 128 countries, speaking about 40 languages so it is obvious that we are from different cultural backgrounds.Even the languages we speak influence our way of speaking English.Let's take for example malayalam apeaking students, they face problem to prounounce words such as Temple,tree,etc..thus we can say that our cultural background and our mother tongue influences the way we speak.
The quality of education we have been imparted in our lower classes: Most of the times it so happens that we are given admission into the college keeping in view the marks we have obtained in the lower class i.e., II P.U in case of degree and 10th in case of pre-university.Some times it so happens that we will have secured good marks in those exams but our language will not be that good. This makes few students different from htose students who will have strong hold of the language.

Accent used

Taking altogether we can say that the english spoken in our campus is basically Indian English.The accent looks more Indian.But many of us try to make it look like British or American by speaking more stylish and unclear.This makes our campus look a bit American.

Commom words used:

Usually words such as macha,da,mom,etc are commonly used in our campus.A few bad words such as F,S,etc...... are used.These words are normally used to express feelings such as frustration, anger, etc......
R.Swetha Bhuvaneshwari
II B.com 'A'
04D0064

Anonymous said...

Hello Mr Anil Pinto

Since I am in the internet cafe , I am going to make this as brief and blunt as possible and I am sorry if there is not much content as I am not very good at creative writing

The Topic - English used in Christ College

First and foremost , if you are trying to compare our english with the english standard set up by cambridge university most of us are no match ( espically me ).
english is the universal subject . it is necessary for every person to master the language in order to get a better edge in this highly competetive world

When I joined this college at first , I had noticed that most of the people would stick to their group of friends . the most common intrest that brought people into groups was the common mother tounge . it is true that the influence of the mother tounge does affect a persons level of english . but if a person with good english mingles with a lot of people who have less standard of english when compared to him , the person tends to loose his touch.

i feel the only way to improve english of the students of christ college is by encouraging them for self development .
but then again !! the teachers themselves are not that great
eg - you are furthering your nuisance over here , dont create room for unnessary tension , etc anr some of the statements used by teachers over here . one way or the other the teachers have a small influence towards the english spoken by the students.
if u want to put my theory to the test , try to get a foreign teacher who has a very good comand over the english language and make that teacher teach the students for a month or 2 .
i am quiet sure that the students will automatically improve their english .

the youth of today are being influenced by different things around them . it maybe their role model or their favorite rock star or their favorite sitcom .
the students of christ college are of no exception . phrases like - hi , how u doin ? ( taken from joey from friends) , ahoy mate ! (australian lingo used by the australian cricket team) , hi maams / hi macha ( local lingo) , hello allia ( malu lingo) or whats up nigga ? ( gangsta rap) .
these are pretty much the common pickup lines i could find .
and ofcourse there is a fair share of bad languages as well . but most of them used for potraying some type of figure of speech , rather than their actual meaning

ok my time is running out . hope u enjoy reading my absolute authentic nonsense
thankyou

Mathew k
04d0022
4th sem bcom a

Anonymous said...

ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE

IN HIGHER EDUCATION ENGLISH IS THE PREMIER PRESTGE LANGUAGE.CAREERS IN ANY AREA OF BUSINESS OF COMMERCE OR IN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY REQUIRE FLUENCY IN ENGLISH BECAUSE ITS ONLY THIS LANGUAGE WHICH IS AN ACCEPTABLE MEDIUM OF COMMUNICATION THROUGHOUT THE NATION.


BUT NOW WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE SPOKEN IN CHRIST WHERE STUDENTS COME FROM DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS IN VARIOUS PARTS ON INDIA AND ALSO THE WORLD THERE ARISES DIFFERENCES IN PRONOUNCIATIONS,ACCENTS AND THE LIKE.


INDIAN ACCENTS VARY A LOT FROM THE STUDETNS OF DIFFERENT STATES.SOUTH INDIAN STUDENTS MAINLY TEND TO CURL THE TONGUE MORE FOR THE 'L' AND 'N' SOUNDS.STUDENTS ESPECIALLY FROM THE SINDH COMMUNITY COMPRISING A LOW POPULATION IN CHRIST HAVE THE HABIT OF CHANGING THE 'W' SOUND TO 'V'(AS IN 'VEN' INSTEAD OF 'WHEN') AND FINALLY THE HINDI SPEAKING STUDENTS WHO INCORPORATE HINDI WORDS ALONG WITH THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE LIKE 'ABHE WHATS THE TIME YAAR?'.THE WORD 'YAAR' IS JUST AS A FASHION INFORMAL CONTEXT BY HINDI SPEAKERS(RARELY OTHERS).EVERY NATIVE SPEAKERS HAVE THEIR OWN MIXING GESTURE;FOR EXAMPLE AMONG THE TAMILIANS THEY MAY TALK LIKE "OK DA","TELL ME DA" ETC.

ITS NATURAL THAT THERE IS AN INFLUENCE OF MOTHER TONGUE ON THE ACCENTS ON THE STUDENTS.THE WORD 'LISTEN' IS PRONOUNCED AS 'LIZZEN' BY FEW PEOPLE WHOSE MOTHER TONGUE IS KANNADA.THE DEGREE OF MOTHER TONGUE INFLUENCE VARIES FROM STUDENT TO STUDENT DEPENDING ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS SUCH AS HOME ENVIRONMENT,SCHOOL,T.V PROGRAMS WATCHED ETC.

FINALLY WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE MISUSE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE BY MOST STUDENTS ITS DISSAPPOINTING TO SEE TO WHAT EXTENT THE LANGUAGE IS GETTING DESTRUCTED.

SUBMITTED BY:-
TENNY SILVA
04D0010
II BCOM A

Anonymous said...

English Spoken In Christ College Campus

C. Rajagopalachari had said English is the gift of goddess Saraswati; now it’s the gift of goddess Lakshmi! People learnt English so that they could read Shakespeare and English translations of Russian authors. Now people learn English because it’s the language that American & Multinational speak.

English not only plays a dominant role in global communication or in multinational organization but also in colleges.

There are variety of English being spoken in the Christ college like Manglish, Tamglish, Kanglish, Chikglish and so on.

Speaking English in the college is not a rule or to improve their language, it just a matter of prestige or their stateous issue.

When we walk around the Christ college campus, we could hear varieties of English. If we walk towards kiosk or food court we could see people with posh look and speaking posh English i.e., Hinglish, Chinkglish, ‘what is this pagal jisae ‘-Hinglish, ‘whaths this I am going’- chinkglish they usually speak through their noise ,so it takes time for others to understand their English. And if we walk towards island park, brids park or near stone benches side we would hear local English i.e., typical south Indian English ie;Kanglish, Tanglish, Maglish, words like siree ,whatda, no macha, come home da, etc.,

Preferred words in the Christ college campus would be like whatsup, all right, so, actually, chata, “chata” has a greater influence in Christ college.

There are 44 languages spoken in the Christ college campus. Each language has its own influence on English. Malayalam pays a very vital role. Some of their pronounciation would be like jero, nembers, zuperman, soory and the list would go on.


jeevitha.s
04d0055
12th jan 2006
2nd b.com 'A'

Anonymous said...

ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE
CAMPUS

Christ college comprises of students belonging to different background,schools and ofcourse different places.Hence,the medium of communication is english as it is considered the unversal language.English is a very versetial language and it has many ways of expresion.
As the students hail from different places,its natural that there is an influence of mother tongue.For eg:The word listen is pronounced as lijjen whose mother tongue is hindi.And kannadigas say 'lovu' for love.The degree of mother tongue varies from speaker to speaker depending of variety of factors such as home enviornment,school,college,friends circle,and especially T.V programmes watched etc.
Even the construction of sentences used by students is wrong and absurd,and sometimes convey the opposite meaning.For ex.my friend gave the direction on being asked-'go straight and a traffic signal will come' instead of saying 'go straight and you will come to a traffic signal'.Most of the students try to cut short the sentences as much as possible and i am sure our parents have to spend hours trying to analyse and understand it. The english used in christ now is lazy and does not communicate clearly.It neglects meaningful words and thus have lost its effectiveness.Most of us use d F### word and B#### word to call our own friends.At times even at home we have the tendency to use the F### word on our siblings which have bad effect on them especially if they are younger ones.Some people use it just to show off in front of others that they too know english.for eg:-I didn't see rahul in class.where the hell is he f###ing? OK. why only blame stuents for destroying english,i heard even one of the lecturer using bad words like 'shut your g##b'.(i think all my classmates got it).I have found that most of the people try to imitate other persons accent,who has been accepted, thinking that even they will be given the prestigious title 'cool'.If this is to continue then a day will come when people will ask 'how the fuck are you?' instead of 'how are you or how do you do?' during corporate meetings also.
Lastly i would like to add that using slangs and modern words is not completely wrong as long as it doesn't hurt the listeners.
By taming your tongue,you might not be able to change the world.But you can work to better your little corner of it.

submitted by:-
Ashwathy
2nd B.com A
REG.NO.04D0078
Christ college

Anonymous said...

SHWETHA.B
04D0083
4 SEM B COM

Anonymous said...

SHWETHA.B
04D0083
2ND B COM A

Anonymous said...

SHWETHA.B
04D0083
2 ND B COM A

Anonymous said...

SHWETHA.B
04D0083

Anonymous said...

SHWETHA.B
04D0083

Anonymous said...

SHWETHA.B
04D0083
4TH SEM
2 ND BCOM

DATE OF SUBMISSION.12-01-06


ENGLISH
ASSIGNMENT-1









SUBMITTED BY:
SHWETHA.B
04D0083
4 TH semester B.COM
CHRIST COLLEGE

ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE


Language as a means of communication has evolved over a period of years into such a varied pattern, which at the same time bends itself to accommodate every change in expressions of an individual.

Sign language slowly lead to spoken language and the older tongues slowly lead to a more modern less pedantic style of speech. But with the advent of the 21st century, the speed with which spoken language has changed is amazing. Language spoken especially in schools and colleges is no longer the kind which existed even 10 yrs ago. All of us aware that the student fraternity are the ones most often to changes occurring all over the world. And with the boom in computers and accessibility to news and cell phones, a new world has unhesitatingly jumped on to the band – wagon.


In CHRIST COLLEGE, we have students from all over the country, in fact, quiet a few from outside also. The varied language, culture, the mannerism and the expressions have their effect upon the spoken language.

The smooth and slippery language of the North mingles with thick guttered accents of the South to produce a blend that is at once effective and exclusive to their world for example, the word ‘MACHA’ used as an address is the southern corruption for brother-in –law. The use of ‘YAAR’ is the corruption of the Hindi word for friend. The use of ‘MAGHA’ Kannada for son and ‘DA’ an affine in Tamil, ‘PODA’ or get lost. All these words native to individual tongues have blended themselves in to the language spoken on the campus. The predominantly MALAYALAM culture that exists here holds sway over the entire campus and even in KIOSK, FOODCOURT and the CANTEENS these ACCENTS PREDOMINATE.

The ‘HONOUR’ of a person becomes ‘OWNER’ in the hands of a Malayalam accent. At least in our college the ‘SIMBLY SOUTH’ used to describe the ‘Southerner’ holds true.


Here there is no question of lost identity. Each one of us can find some one with whom you are at home here. In a way you could say that a little bit of the world exists here.

WHAT IS NOT TO BE FOUND AT CHRIST COLLEGE IS NOT TO BE FOUND ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!!

Anonymous said...

language,whatever....


A peek into the ordinary day in Christ College;The college is filled with students dressed in various hue,mouthing a bl**dy f***ing hymn in the every other third word in a sentence,trying their best to be visible at the 'in' places{read Food court},sashing up to the classes.

Getting down to business,the very essence of a college is its students and What binds them together? Talking,Chating, gossips,...... in a word Communication.Yes, talking in a language and the language undoubtedly and predominantly being English.

Christ College is an institution with students from across the country.No surprise then,we find students speaking in different language and of course, different variations to English.Hailing from different religious backgrounds and cultural diversities, brings in an element of their mothertounge giving rise to dialects.

Students ignore the importance of pronunciation in the language. Words find new pronunciation from user to user or rather say within groups of students,because of friendcircle,the local language,television program,etc.

Mannerisms go hand in hand with communication.Quite often a person is identified for his very mannerisms.For instance using hand signals to convey messages,substituting a pardon with 'whaaat' and a raise of a brow.These carry a lot of weight in the way which we communicate with people.

The pressure to sound cool has lead to the useage of the F and B words, sh** more than once in the same sentence,this comes along with the cries of the desperation {the pant's plea to stay up there}, something intresting to notice while people talking with one hand on their pant.Another intresting fact to notice is that people with good command over the language are ignorant of its useage only to sound COOL.

Here's a classic example not unknown to college goers.


1]One student to another:"That has to be the most pointless, mentally retarted story you have told us, and you've told us many!"


2]( A couple of bored freshies.) Come yaar , let us act like seniors and rag somebody, no ?


English has evolved to a position where Hindi words are finding place in Webster's dictionary.No wonder then, collegians use a lot of local slangs in Hindi while speaking in english.We can also see the influence of many foriegn languages,where the words are used for daily chit chat.Then again, people knowing 3 or more languages invariably use it in their conversation.

Wouldn't it be boring if there were no slangs,life lessness in your expression,{minimised the swearing words should be considered} you'd sound like a walking,talking 'Wikipedia'.So long.......mobile-swinging hands....have a good chat!

CYMY P VARGHESE
04D0034
II B.COM A

Anonymous said...

MANNERISIMS AND SLANG USAGE

I sit here on this park bench, my back turned towards the pathway that leads to my college building...just trying to grasp my moments of lone contemplation, about nothing in particular really. Just me and my musings... away from the ruckus of a formidable and sometimes, intimidating and confusing bustle of college existence. you see there are times.. when a man needs to be left alone with his thoughts and then there are times when he'll do anything to avoid those very same thoughts… and so in one such attempt I sit and gaze at the empty field in front of me with my back turned to the world I know.. but care less about to understand...but just as always this emptiness has connotations it hides to be unraveled to only those who care enough to reach the highest level of non-judgment that can be. A level at which a mind responds hopelessly slave to its whims and not on the industry of the bloody clichés the world forces down own's throat as some kind of ordained truth.
Hey! I’m no rebel...nor do I think the world sucks...just a contemplation….nothing more to it. just a dint of preparing myself to tackle the job on hand… writing a paper on Mannerisms and slang usage in Christ college campus. This is sort of experimental… in that this is just instinctive writing...write as u think and perceive...u know the Auldous Huxley method…that he quotes in his legendary essay "The Doors of Perception" the only difference being and an important one at it… is that unlike Mr. Huxley I’m not using any " mind bending or altering drug" or "hallucigen" to lets say "reach my pure sub conscious self" so that I could perceive things “shine with their inner most beauty and radiance" that'd be too intense for the job on hand. Not that I would contemplate doing so otherwise.
ok, lets come to the actual enquiry on hand. Now to attempt to make note of all the behavioral mannerisms and slangs is frankly an overwhelming task… its' like trying to count the pebbles of the world...its hard enough to count the ounces that u could hold in u're fist… let alone the world. There always seems to be places, beaches, people u left out. So I proceed with a more pragmatic approach.
So from the moment I turn around and sit facing college for about half hour from now… each time I happen to spot some one I know, think I know or have memories of having know I will make a not of their mannerisms and slangs. This is not to be mistaken, as a lack of industry on my part. Hopefully the novelty is appreciated and empathy for the situation.
There! my first muse. This is a new acquaintance of mine, a senior. The moment he spots me he winks his eyes, approaches me with his right hand weirdly and impossibly contorted and goes:
"Wass up homme? hou doin dog? fly aye?"
ok lets do a break up of this phrase.
wassup: would mean frankly i have not a clue but persay its an enquiry as to what im up to
homme: french for guy/man
dog: american street slang for a person who looks sharp
fly: synonyum 4 cool
aye: this is a serious school hangover. has no meaning by itself but i myself us it often
rest of the conversation...
i: swell! 'bout u?
him: chill
i: neat
he moves on to his groupies.
Well next I just stroll about a yard n half. There sits my class. Each one here is a specimen in his own right. All big players in the "theatre of the absurd"-my class. Each one speaks as if he were a winning hand in poker or as if he could make it rain at his mercy. As for poor me...with my intellect or rather the lack of it have always found it a challenge to match their profound understandings of the ways of the world. Here are some of the exhibits on display in the museum of the absurd...
exhibit a: uses the now legendary f***k word as both a prefix & suffix to each sentence or sound that he can muster out and frankly nothin much to write home about in between.
now the usage of the "big f" is a matter of great controversy. Apparently it happens to be one of the most abusing word, abused in usage. Some beings of higher intelligence use it incessantly and almost recklessly to convey their emotions of some unparelled importance to the humankind. Even when used individually without a supporting sentence or word the big f can hold its own...remarking disapproval, anguish or to more mundane, drab such as outright swearing, the word holds its own unique distinction matched by no other.. Effect-lethal.!
As for our exhibit a. swear he does! for the light of my life, our foul-mouthed brother can engage in some serious gutter-talk. No human relation or part of human anatomy escapes his wrath. No sir!. In fact he makes special attempt to be very democratic in his attack. carfully ensuring that he spares non. Lord save the soul who's on the receiving end of his wrath.

Exhibit b: well this guy's a local(as in bangalorean-no confusion). Steps up to me ..goes
Hi maga.. hou's life?(can nething me more corney)
maga:as far a i would know this word has no intrinsic meaning to itself. Not that my knowledge or usage of kannada is exemplary… but can manage enough to survive..hey! for a guy who started not long ago with the book " learn kanndada in 30 days" my present state is nothing less than a proud conquest.. and I never fail to flaunt it.. I’m sorry we're losing track..
so maga I would assume it to be the kannada equivalent of the Spanish word 'che' meaning someone fond or more so lefty. This word is heavily used by the minority-nearing-extinction group of bangalorean crowd who aren't Malu.

MALU! oh yeah! now before i forget

malu: is a refrece made to the malyale-the overwhelming majority crowd dominating the demographics of CHRIST College, bangalore-A center for holistic yeah whatever blah balh. Amuse yourselves suckers! you can take your holistic nonsense and blah balh balh
As for me the only malu phrase I can render is probably ' cheta oru mota puff' you see.. the meaning of this phrase is an absolute mystery to me but since im a staunch vegitarian out of pure intution and animal instinct(???) I substitute mota puff with whatever else I need.. coke, candy etc etc.. guess what. it works!(there is god) frankly this is a survival phrase for me. my life line in college ,without which Mr cheta of "koiske" would never respond to me. You see our Segnor Cheta is no democrat. He has a definite preference pattern and almost shameless prejudice against people who don’t speak his tongue. Lest had I an option to hogg someplace else I would have given him " The BIRD" and asked him to stick his mota puff up into his a##. cao Mr cheta.. see u in hell!

The Bird: well, this is the next most common gesture after wave and handshake in the campus. Very basic in usage. The Bird is basically a fist with middle finger outstretched. A eternal symbol of extreme dissent. Its called the bird 'cause it resembles the eagle with spread wings see in the U.S. emblem

A##: its pure biology more so anatomy….hopefully self explanatory. thank u very much!

I’m nearing the end o the time frame I stipulated for myself for working on this piece so let me shift gears(cliché)and quote at random some of the slangs I’m aware of.

Geek: person who can solve the most complex mathematical equations but are seriously challenged in handling real life situations.

Chingi/chinki: more so racially implied, attributed to people of Chinese dissent or in case of my college to ne1 with remotely smaller eyes.

Kajur: used by my friends from northen India(northies) probably as referance to an unreasonable or blunt or idiot or simpleton(or so they tell me )

Pick on: target someone often unfairly

Hazzle: trouble often unnecessarily

Yap: act smart..too smart

Yak: chatter aimlessly

Stud: a guy who ranks pretty high on most girl’s ‘must have’ list

Chick: girl

Bugging/cranky: irritating

Time? : hou long’s for the bell, this moron’s class is killing me!

Cocky: arrogant,self centered, self love, narcissist(very often attributed to yours truly)

Trash: something usless..like this eassay

Crap: nonsense(c.college context)
(general meaning synonym for s##t)

Slangs are an intrinsic part of any language… often heavily induced and influenced by local sub-culture. No one person , group or creed can be attributed to having developed a slang word… as it manifests that most’s origin are obscured and often untraceable, yet, they render in you a notion that they were always supposed to be where they are, used as they are used and that they are the genuine natives and a not surrogates of some lesser capability or intelligence. Slangs bring to a language an undeniable charm, there own seduce, a beauty sans which spoken language seem that much more boring and drab.
They(slangs) along with conventional language form the cross treads of the web of life. I say this in context… though food,clothing and shelter are the basics for life…they can only guarantee you existence…existence is not living.. living means emotion never better conveyed than by the dint of the beauty that is language. In aspiring a feeble attempt to trace back as to where the treads came from we trivialize and fail to admire the imposing, ethereal, supernatural beauty of this masterfully vowen web- a piece of art.
Slangs, mannerisims, fashions, eccentricities almost single handedly define a sub-culture and notion of hightened existense of that epoch..era. the 60’s was the hippe era..with there own lexion for their terms such a me thinks…the 80’s were the pop-culture..keanu reeves goin “ radical dudes” in the movie “bill and ted’s bogus journey”
So what are we? What will be our definition, our slangs ,catch phrases. Sure enough we’ll soon find out or when we do… its gonna be a time when we’ll reflect upon the good old college days…when students respected teachers…the politicians were nobler…the air was cleaner…people were safer…things were simpler….earth was a nice palce to be and somewhere in all of these nostalgic rhapsodies we would amuse ourselves with a thought of how refined our verbal usage was as compared to the trash spoken these days. Just as how we reflect fondly of our school days. You see…growing up happen in a heart beat…one day it seems like your in the cradle....all helpless and all looked after…the next you’re gone…but we never fail to comeback to where we all started. We never fail to take a moment to quietly reflect on those conservations they you had… the stupid things u wished you never said… though they seemed to be the most appropriate and cool at that point in time… the beautiful things u said that brought a smile on “her” face…oh yeah damn proud… these are the memories that you take for keeps in the long haul.-

cheers to life!
peace
p.s.


Akshay Kostabin Vasanth
04d0018
2nd bcom 'a'

Anonymous said...

Christ college-known for its language....

"Christ college is a nurturing ground for an individuals holistic development to make effective contribution to the society in a dynamic environment."......
mission of christ college but not many know about it. Coz Christies are into learning new slangs than our mission & vision…

English is an universal language. With the help of this language you can communicate with anyone around the world.


It is one of the language frequently spoken in christ college along with kannada ,malayalam,telugu,arabic,chinese etc.


During ancient times the grammer and the words used in english was given a lot of importance.Now a days the youth (christies) use an adultered english.It is a mixture of slangs, incorrect grammer,phrases,idioms etc.They feel it is great to use bad english but poor christies are ignorant about the fact that this bad enlish will lead them no where.


As we enter the campus we can hear various kinds of funky words.Good english is always essential for effective communtion with others.But the use of slangs has resulted in the detoriation of the language.


When we visit kiosk and food court you get to hear friends calling each other DUDES & BABEZ.they use phrases like how cool,she is a b****,damm hot,sexy,who the f***,what the f***,f*** off etc are commonly used.Students feel , it increases their popularity in college.


The growth of mobiles phones are also responsible for a drastic change in our vocabulary.Due to mobile revelution people tend to cut short the sentences...for example {where are you going } is used as {where you goin}.


When we go out of college english plays a vital role ...So we have to try and improve our english.

neetha Mohan
04D0013
2nd Bcom 'A'

Anonymous said...

Christ college-known for its language....

"Christ college is a nurturing ground for an individuals holistic development to make effective contribution to the society in a dynamic environment."......
mission of christ college but not many know about it. Coz Christies are into learning new slangs than our mission & vision…

English is an universal language. With the help of this language you can communicate with anyone around the world.


It is one of the language frequently spoken in christ college along with kannada ,malayalam,telugu,arabic,chinese etc.


During ancient times the grammer and the words used in english was given a lot of importance.Now a days the youth (christies) use an adultered english.It is a mixture of slangs, incorrect grammer,phrases,idioms etc.They feel it is great to use bad english but poor christies are ignorant about the fact that this bad enlish will lead them no where.


As we enter the campus we can hear various kinds of funky words.Good english is always essential for effective communtion with others.But the use of slangs has resulted in the detoriation of the language.


When we visit kiosk and food court you get to hear friends calling each other DUDES & BABEZ.they use phrases like how cool,she is a b****,damm hot,sexy,who the f***,what the f***,f*** off etc are commonly used.Students feel , it increases their popularity in college.


The growth of mobiles phones are also responsible for a drastic change in our vocabulary.Due to mobile revelution people tend to cut short the sentences...for example {where are you going } is used as {where you goin}.


When we go out of college english plays a vital role ...So we have to try and improve our english.

neetha Mohan
04D0013
II Bcom 'A'

Anonymous said...

Christ college-known for its language....

"Christ college is a nurturing ground for an individuals holistic development to make effective contribution to the society in a dynamic environment."......
mission of christ college but not many know about it. Coz Christies are into learning new slangs than our mission & vision…

English is an universal language. With the help of this language you can communicate with anyone around the world.


It is one of the language frequently spoken in christ college along with kannada ,malayalam,telugu,arabic,chinese etc.


During ancient times the grammer and the words used in english was given a lot of importance.Now a days the youth (christies) use an adultered english.It is a mixture of slangs, incorrect grammer,phrases,idioms etc.They feel it is great to use bad english but poor christies are ignorant about the fact that this bad enlish will lead them no where.


As we enter the campus we can hear various kinds of funky words.Good english is always essential for effective communtion with others.But the use of slangs has resulted in the detoriation of the language.


When we visit kiosk and food court you get to hear friends calling each other DUDES & BABEZ.they use phrases like how cool,she is a b****,damm hot,sexy,who the f***,what the f***,f*** off etc are commonly used.Students feel , it increases their popularity in college.


The growth of mobiles phones are also responsible for a drastic change in our vocabulary.Due to mobile revelution people tend to cut short the sentences...for example {where are you going } is used as {where you goin}.


When we go out of college english plays a vital role ...So we have to try and improve our english.

NeethaMohan
04D0013
II Bcom 'A'

Anonymous said...

Christ college-known for its language....

"Christ college is a nurturing ground for an individuals holistic development to make effective contribution to the society in a dynamic environment."......
mission of christ college but not many know about it. Coz Christies are into learning new slangs than our mission & vision…

English is an universal language. With the help of this language you can communicate with anyone around the world.


It is one of the language frequently spoken in christ college along with kannada ,malayalam,telugu,arabic,chinese etc.


During ancient times the grammer and the words used in english was given a lot of importance.Now a days the youth (christies) use an adultered english.It is a mixture of slangs, incorrect grammer,phrases,idioms etc.They feel it is great to use bad english but poor christies are ignorant about the fact that this bad enlish will lead them no where.


As we enter the campus we can hear various kinds of funky words.Good english is always essential for effective communtion with others.But the use of slangs has resulted in the detoriation of the language.


When we visit kiosk and food court you get to hear friends calling each other DUDES & BABEZ.they use phrases like how cool,she is a b****,damm hot,sexy,who the f***,what the f***,f*** off etc are commonly used.Students feel , it increases their popularity in college.


The growth of mobiles phones are also responsible for a drastic change in our vocabulary.Due to mobile revelution people tend to cut short the sentences...for example {where are you going } is used as {where you goin}.


When we go out of college english plays a vital role ...So we have to try and improve our english.

Neetha Mohan
04D0013
II Bcom 'A'

Anonymous said...

ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE CAMPUS.

Indian's frequently inject words from Indian languages,such as Hindi,Bengali,Tamil,Kannada,Malayalam.......etc into english and all these language's turns into HINDISH,KANGLISH,TANGLISH,BENGLISH ETC.While the currency of such words usually remains restricted to Indian's and other Indian Subcontinents.There are many which have been regularly entered into the OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY as their popularity extended into worldwide mainstream English.
The languages of a people that is looked upon as a center of culture is naturally far more likely to exert an appreciable influence on other languages spoken in its vicinicy than to be influence by them.
Since English is a second language to most Indian's,it's only natural that there is an influence of the Mother Tongue on the speaker's accent.
Christ College has it's own style,attitude and it is known as 'TREND SETTER'.in the campus we can hear more slang than proper spoken English.As we enter people ask you watzzup that means how are you, and they use Maccha ,WHAT DA,RE,CHUMMA,HILLA,PODA,DAMM COOL/GOOD...etc.In Christ college campus there are more than 30 language's spoken and it obviously influnce's other's in the campus.Such slangs are ok but most of them frequently uses F*** ,S***,B**** .....etc.Eventhough you find many other language's spoken you can find more PROMINENT MALLLLOOOO'S.Even majority of lecturers in Christ college are Mallus. When I joined this college I took almost a month to understand their speech.But you can find excellent people each one is different with very WAG personality. But being in such funcky campus is itself a fun.


BY:PRIYA LOKESH
4TH SEM
2ND B.COM
04D0081
SUBMITTED TO:ANIL PINTO

Anonymous said...

Its not just time, but language, too, is changing. I precisely use the word language and not English, because English has not changed, it’s the way we (youth) use it or I will not be wrong if I say “OUR ENGLISH” has a difference.
Common!! We believe IT PAYS TO UNBELONG!!!!!!!!
Gone are the days when you welcome somebody saying “hello, how are u”? In a campus like ours it’s got to be different... so we say it our way……… with a difference.

TOPIC: ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE CAMPUS
Christ College has around 8000 students with around 30-35 different spoken languages. English is the highest used language in our campus. With such diversity in culture it is obvious for it to have an impact over the mannerisms, accents, pronunciation patterns, etc students of this college are from various regions, states, even countries. Therefore they influence the crowd with the essence of their languages. Everybody in this college wants to be trendy-some trend setters and some mere followers. Students here live in the assumption that things are not trendy until they say so. This attitude, hence has resulted in new words, new expressions, new ways of present ability, stylish usages etc……..

Coming to what is the type of language used in Christ College:

• The number of students speaking English in Christ College is almost equal to the number of Malayalam speaking students; hence this has resulted in the mallu accent.
“chryst colllleggge” “hollyyystttic dddevelllopment” “ combetitive yexamms” “ poppyullar” “combllex” “cambuss” and the list goes on…………………..
This is the kind of influence brought in by the majority mallu students. They have a habit of stressing on certain letters of a word and their genuine softness of language is sensed by a kannadiga or a telgite as a prolonging one. The tone of a malaylee student is quite rhythmic and causes some kind of a strange feeling in the minds of others….. anyways we no more face that kind of a problem... this is one thing that differentiates our college from others.
• The next in the line are the Hindi speaking students: “kya re” “arre” “baba” “woh na” “mane” “bas” “ yaar”…………………… its our national language, so all’s right in the name of the country.
These are a few examples of how Hindi language has influenced a CHRISTITE’S English. The main inference drawn from this is the frankness and the casual attitude of north Indians. Their lifestyles and the way they approach a person can be clearly known. Not to forget, in a country like ours, the film industry (BOLLYWOOD)ads on the craze, fills up the gap and students here upgrade themselves to this culture.
• “macha” ”machi” “waaaat daa” “gyet laast da”
This is the state next door influence. The tamilian or as the north Indians say- madraasi accent. They have a typical south Indian accent. We cannot distinguish them or recognize them based on their appearance, but it is possible through their accent…….
• How can we forget kannadiga the maga saga continues……. The local language. The most happening sights in our college is two or more non-kannadiga or Chinese and Thai students using words like”namaskara” , “enjoy maadi” “chumma” and stuff like that.
• This is a college which hosts a lot of NRI students and the western culture has a lot of influence on our lingo. “dude” “babe” bla bla bla
The western accent – the stylish of all .Got a lot to do with the attitude of a person, has so much variation in the pronunciation. The exposure the students of Christ College have towards western music, Hollywood movies is immense. also the “mall culture” and the “ multiplexes” have a considerable amount of influence on the students.
thanks to eminem, usher, 50 cents and such rappers who have established the basis for a “common students” language in Christ College.
Should I specially list out these words???????????
Sir I’m sure you would have got a detailed list of these slang my friends have prepared. EVERYONE HERE KNOWS IT

Anonymous said...

Its not just time, but language, too, is changing. I precisely use the word language and not English, because English has not changed, it’s the way we (youth) use it or I will not be wrong if I say “OUR ENGLISH” has a difference.
Common!! We believe IT PAYS TO UNBELONG!!!!!!!!
Gone are the days when you welcome somebody saying “hello, how are u”? In a campus like ours it’s got to be different... so we say it our way……… with a difference.

TOPIC: ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE CAMPUS
Christ College has around 8000 students with around 30-35 different spoken languages. English is the highest used language in our campus. With such diversity in culture it is obvious for it to have an impact over the mannerisms, accents, pronunciation patterns, etc students of this college are from various regions, states, even countries. Therefore they influence the crowd with the essence of their languages. Everybody in this college wants to be trendy-some trend setters and some mere followers. Students here live in the assumption that things are not trendy until they say so. This attitude, hence has resulted in new words, new expressions, new ways of present ability, stylish usages etc……..

Coming to what is the type of language used in Christ College:

• The number of students speaking English in Christ College is almost equal to the number of Malayalam speaking students; hence this has resulted in the mallu accent.
“chryst colllleggge” “hollyyystttic dddevelllopment” “ combetitive yexamms” “ poppyullar” “combllex” “cambuss” and the list goes on…………………..
This is the kind of influence brought in by the majority mallu students. They have a habit of stressing on certain letters of a word and their genuine softness of language is sensed by a kannadiga or a telgite as a prolonging one. The tone of a malaylee student is quite rhythmic and causes some kind of a strange feeling in the minds of others….. anyways we no more face that kind of a problem... this is one thing that differentiates our college from others.
• The next in the line are the Hindi speaking students: “kya re” “arre” “baba” “woh na” “mane” “bas” “ yaar”…………………… its our national language, so all’s right in the name of the country.
These are a few examples of how Hindi language has influenced a CHRISTITE’S English. The main inference drawn from this is the frankness and the casual attitude of north Indians. Their lifestyles and the way they approach a person can be clearly known. Not to forget, in a country like ours, the film industry (BOLLYWOOD)ads on the craze, fills up the gap and students here upgrade themselves to this culture.
• “macha” ”machi” “waaaat daa” “gyet laast da”
This is the state next door influence. The tamilian or as the north Indians say- madraasi accent. They have a typical south Indian accent. We cannot distinguish them or recognize them based on their appearance, but it is possible through their accent…….
• How can we forget kannadiga the maga saga continues……. The local language. The most happening sights in our college is two or more non-kannadiga or Chinese and Thai students using words like”namaskara” , “enjoy maadi” “chumma” and stuff like that.
• This is a college which hosts a lot of NRI students and the western culture has a lot of influence on our lingo. “dude” “babe” bla bla bla
The western accent – the stylish of all .Got a lot to do with the attitude of a person, has so much variation in the pronunciation. The exposure the students of Christ College have towards western music, Hollywood movies is immense. also the “mall culture” and the “ multiplexes” have a considerable amount of influence on the students.
thanks to eminem, usher, 50 cents and such rappers who have established the basis for a “common students” language in Christ College.
Should I specially list out these words???????????
Sir I’m sure you would have got a detailed list of these slang my friends have prepared. EVERYONE HERE KNOWS IT

SUBMITTED BY:
04D0084
2 B.COM 'a'

SUBMITTED ON:
january 12, 2006

Anonymous said...

ENGLISH SPOKEN by Christities


“Christ College is the nurturing ground for young minds. Our mission is to provide holistic education to every student that enters our campus” proclaimed Father Abraham from the pew in the terrace garden. It was my first day at Christ College and these words began to ring in my ears as I sat in the heat. I began to worry what kind of institution I had gotten myself into.
The language used by Father felt like listening to a sermon in church and I thought I had just entered seminary. I thought that I would some day sound just like him (which is a scary thought). But today I know that the way I speak has remained the same since my days in school and I am glad about that. The English spoken in Christ is pretty kool in my opinion. It truly represents the cultural diversity of India and the influence of our true motherland, you know Britain. It is amazing to see the way people from different parts of this rich country communicate in one single language in our campus. Depending on where they come from- north, south, east and west and the kind of schools they study in (a normal school or those elitist schools), their accents and mannerisms vary. For examples, people from Kerala (or mals of which I am proud to be one) are thought to have a very funny accent by all others. Some of these others don’t realize that their accents ain’t that great either. The only reason why people pick on mallus is that they are more in number and quite a force to reckon with in Christ ( all the way from the Principal to the Office assistants and teachers). In my opinion, Cottonians ( people from Bishop Cottons) have a real weird way of dragging their words and nor are the Tamilians and Kannadigas any better than keralites. I feel that that these different accents and mannerisms help the English language to grow and reach its global heights. Over the centuries English has never remained the same, it has always evolved.
Well one thing I am surprised about is the frequency and ease that students use the f-word and other abusive words. It’s like rain falling to dry ground. Though I was quite used to hearing this in school where my peers even addressed the teachers with these words, I was shocked to find that ‘Christities’ used such ‘unholy’ language. I guess these words are no longer considered bad but just a new way of expressing oneself. These words can be used to offer insult but at the same time be a sign of friendship. I have found it hard to adjust in such an environment. I sometimes feel that I cannot adequately express my frustration, anger or even gratitude without using these words. Expressions like ‘you lucky bastard/f**ker’, ‘Son of a bitch” ,“Balls to you” have left me confused in the way I am to understand these statements. Are they said in anger or just for so called ‘time-pass’ manner? Another interesting thing I find in Christ College is the way that the Fathers speak. All hail from Kerala and some claim to be educated in the West but, dude do they speak weird!! The principal’s Victorian style English mixed with a hint of Malayalam leave many people laughing.
During my time in Christ I have been able to enrich my vocabulary (so I think) with terms like macha, dude and da, though I have not learnt any kannada yet. I feel like I can’t communicate without them anymore. Well all these slang’s, mannerisms and expressions have influenced the way I write as well. I remember the golden rules of English taught to me by my primary school teachers and then try and refrain from using these words. I also feel that the sms culture has in some way led to this pollution. I struggle to write this assignment and keep the purity of English, once well defended and fought over. But like they say ‘who gives a sh*t’!


Jason George
04D0006, 2nd B.Com A
12/01/06

Anonymous said...

English Assignment. "Spoken English in Christ College Campus"

Submitted By

Rashmi Anur G
Reg No 04D0095
II BCOM A
Christ College
Bangalore

Sweet & Slang
Ever wondered about the diversity of languages spoken on our campus????????
Why would anyone be bothered to actually sit and give that a thought, but when we did we got to know that there were “40 different languages” spoken in our own college!!!!!
What??? Yes it’s true… amazing right? What if we want to learn all of them…. How long would it take??? Ages.

Each language has its own script, its own way of pronunciation, and its own body language! Body language?
Body language differs from person to person… it is influenced by the mother tongue. Having so many people speaking so many languages on the campus would also affect the English spoken in Christ college!
English in our college is a mixture of slang, home language’s words and heavy words…. Students actually flaunt big heavy words in small and simple conversations. To be frank most of them who use these profanities and they don’t even know what they mean… very funny!

When we were assigned this assignment we started observing people when they spoke among their friends, lecturers an the fathers
What I observed was each student had a different way of approach toward each of them. Speaking to their friends their body language tend to change a very free environment is created.

Students use slang such as Hey! Instead of a Hi, dude and buddy in place of friend, wassup Instead of how are you... conversations without these word seems to be rather bland an tough.. So you better get the hang of these words to put up “the cool one” kind of attitude.
Another thing I observed was all of them started to converse only after a hug! It rather looked like a ritual to me….

These days because of extreme foreign influence profanities like F@#* ! Have become the main ingredient of our conversations…. Without these you are considered to be as boring as an ass... oops! Sorry.

There is an old English saying “variety is the spice of life”
Absolutely! For this GenNext a variety of these “to be” “cool” words in their daily conversations are surely adding up to the excitement of youth hood!

Anonymous said...

NAME : YESWANTH
REG. NO : 04D0093
CLASS : II BCOM A
DATE : 12/1/06

ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE

English is emerging to be one of the most commonly spoken language. it is considered as universal language. Now the topic in front of me is how English is spoken in Christ College? The Christ College has students coming from different parts of the country. the major strength of the college is of MALLU'S (i.e) keralians then comes the turn of the adjoining states of karnataka, people flow in from Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu and of course from northern part of India. I mean to say that there are people from many places so obviously there is a mix of the language. It also has a great influence on others.
There are different slangs, accents, pronunciations, prefixes, suffixes etc., Are been used by the students and professors
As slangs are good I would like to give a first preference on them. Slang words are very frequently used while conversation between students. The slangs are nice to hear and nice to use.
The type of english language used in our college has so many illegal words like what the "fuck" you do there, you fuck in "lavada" , chuth fucker etc., such words are commonly used.. So this is the type of english language is being used.
The accent of the keralites are different from others they commonly misspell every common word in a different way
Eg: bank is spelled as bang, college as gollege, instruments as instraaments, etc.,

The first thing that struck me about Christ College was the fact that the students were extremely friendly.They all went out of their way to make me feel welcome and brought me up to speed on what to expect. The students here are extremely laid back & easy going , their whole body language reflects this.Unlike my previous college where everyone was in a hurry to get somewhere, here the students feel that time should match their pace and not the other way around, so the first thing I had to learn was to slow down .

The person makes up his\her own style of speaking making others feel inferior to them, ex: your mind is gettin through mine ah..(you’re trying to read my mind) these are the kinds of statements they make, I know it sounds stylish but it’s hard to understand. So what’s commin into the next stuff dude ?

Some believe English is a dynamic language and should be allowed its freedom to borrow,use and mutate, others wish for useless words to be removed periodically. Usage of abusive words like f*** and b**** are very commonly used by the college goers.
American university has released its 2006 list of words and phrases banished from English for misuse, overuse and general uselessness, words like surreal, breaking news and designer breeds got the hack. The school has banned nearly 800 words over the year.

Anonymous said...

Name: Anish Celestine Dave
Roll No. 04D0002
Class : 2 BCOM A
Date of submission:***

ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE CAMPUS


“A living language is a throbbing, vital thing, ever changing, ever-growing and mirroring the people who speak and write it. It has its roots in the masses, though its superstructure may represent the culture of a few. “ - Jawaharlal Nehru

Nowadays, English is arguably the most popular and commonly used language across the globe. In a nutshell, English can be described as the “Universally accepted language.”
It is quite obvious that English is the most commonly used language for communication among the students and the faculty in Christ College, being situated in Bangalore.
The so called ‘Christite’s’ come from all the different parts of our country and some of them even from abroad of which NRI’s constitute a good number, hence there is a mix of people belonging to different cultures’, religions, etc and having different beliefs and customs. In fact, it was pretty shocking to hear that over 40 languages were spoken in Christ College (CC).

Honestly speaking, I don’t think there is something unique about the average christite’s accent or way of speaking. Speaking styles, accent, slang and everything else to do with spoken English does not differentiate a christite from other students of reputed college’s of the city (its more of hype and ignorance than anything else). The language used is very much the same for most of the college goers and the teens of the city. The very usage of the language is influenced by the mother tongue, previous educational institutions and their location, family background, etc. Quite often in the CC campus, the poor use of language, malapropisms, and grammatically incorrect sentences can be heard or observed. Some students tend to be verbose at times. One of the main reasons for this is due to the lack of English spoken by the speaker on a regular basis and the ignorance of the listener. What is even more pathetic is that in such circumstances the listener doesn’t correct his or her friend even he or she knows that the friend has made a mistake. The commonly used words or the preferred words that I hear every other day within the CC premises are – hey bro, waz up dude, pal, wat ya doin, yea, bob, peace out, oh ma god, nerd, what crap (what rubbish), see ya, corny (dull), PJ (poor joke), chick (a beautiful girl), sucker, what the suck, yo(supposed to be a greeting like hi),damn, sad etc and I do hear a few foreign words like ‘amigo’ which means a friend or comrade. Other preferred words used are liaisons such as wanna, gonna,etc. Then you have the famous slang’s which are pretty informal- balls to u, cock ur hole, cock up, SOB, bastard, bitch, bitch slap, asshole etc and some even use words to describe homosexuality in an offensive way (words like gay, lesbian) Sadly and quite astonishingly some guys who don’t have girlfriends or are not in love with any girl in college are sometimes referred to in a slightly abusive way as gay. Next there is that old word which is undoubtedly world famous, i.e. ‘Fuck’. As it is known fuck is used in a variety of different contexts and the very tone with which it is said can sum up its meaning. It can be used to express the agony of defeat, triumph, distress, annoyance, dissatisfaction, shock, disgust, etc. e.g.:- oooh fuck, fuckin great, fuck off, don’t fuck with me, by fuckin lord, holy fuck, mother fucker…… etc. Slang’s , liaisons and other phrases are actually used almost everywhere in the college campus and it is not restricted to just the kiosk, food court, or parking lot,etc.
Slang’s is usually learnt and first used by students when they are in school (well before standard 10), they find slang fashionable and attractive and they use it in order to go along with the crowd or probably gain attention, they then keep adding to their portfolio of slang as they complete higher secondary or PUC and move to degree colleges. In college students tend to copy the slang that is generally used and put it into practice immediately and this goes on like a chain reaction or may I say a ‘vicious circle’.

English spoken in CC campus does vary a lot in accent, rate of speech and slightly on intonation normally due to mother tongue influences, previous education, family backgrounds, etc.
- The kannadigas generally have a kind of drag while speaking English( atleast some of them have) and they tend to use ‘da’ with some sentences they use and they do mix up English with a few kannada words like magne, chill madi ( relax)
- The tamilians commonly use ‘da’ especially at the end of sentences and they use ‘macha’ too, and I have observed that some of them struggle to pronounce words starting with ‘y’ correctly. They say ellow instead of yellow.
- Students from Andhra Pradesh tend to use ‘ra’ quite often, it’s a trace of telugu influence.
- The keralite’s or malayalee’s who constitute the majority of students and faculty in CC use a lot of ‘da’ or ‘eda’ while referring to someone and also commonly use ‘poda’ and they have a deep Malayalam accent influence on English. They twist and roll their tongue while saying some Malayalam words which in turn have its effect on the English they speak . A city in kerala which is spelt in english as kozhikode has a different pronunciation in Malayalam for the same name. They tend to use simble for simple, whaat for what,etc
- North Indians generally use a few hindi words along with English such as ‘achaa’, ‘nehi’,’bus’,’are’,’kyun’
- The Chinki community who comes from the North East also do have some Nepali influence on the English language. E.g. one of my good friend always says ‘sooory’ for sorry. But it sounds pretty good though.
- As for people from Kolkotta , what I have noticed is that they do have an influence of Bengali while they speak English but they tend to have a lower rate of speech (I haven’t heard too many people from kolkotta speak English so wouldn’t want to draw any conclusions)
- About the foreigners I would like to mention the way the arabs speak. They tend to speak English by emitting voice through the deeper part of their throat which makes their voice a bit rough at times , similar to the way they speak Arabic.

There is a difference in the way students of similar communities speak English, some speak better than their counterparts. This has a lot to do with the exposure each one gets, and the fact that students of similar communities stick to each other and interact in their native language which in turn does not do their English language any favour. If such students actually come out of their respective groups and interact with everyone using English as the medium of communication then I honestly feel that by the time their college days are over there will be immense improvement in their English speaking abilities.


“England and America are two countries separated by the same language”
-George Bernard Shaw
English spoken within the college boundaries has the influence of American English and a bit of British English too. The fact is that many of us pronounce words like dude, puma the American way and are not really aware of it, and some of the students unknowingly regularly use liaisons. A good number of lecturers in CC also have strong mother tongue influences on their English language and I do remember a few amusing or rather stupid dialogues that I heard while in class till date-“Don’t create room for any tension”, “ Don’t further your nuisance over here”, ”Shut your gob”, “If you talk in class then I shall mark you absent”. As a mannerism few lecturers also use a lot of fillers in order to buy time to think about what to say next. E.g. ‘yes’, ‘did you understand’, ‘ok’. Many students and faculty also use body language through movement of hands, etc to express oneself. Face expression is also used at times to express oneself in the better way.


Many of the older generations express that English is getting corrupted and slang is diluting the sanctity of the English language, Well , I do agree to an extent to what they say and see why they feel the same. But at the end of the day we have to understand the reality and learn to live with all those short forms and jargon that is used in sms and college lingo and if we can actually try and cut the slang and avoid imitations and useless idiomatic phrases then probably English might move on to yet another level !






P.S:
***Sir, Pls forgive me for submitting my assignment late by little more than 4 hours, didn’t have power supply last night… And Sir if you remember it was you who told that you shouldn’t judge morning or evening by the time on your watch. As I am off to sleep now and the fact that it is still dark outside so I would take it to be night and hence I assume its still the 12th of Jan , Goodnight!!!

Anonymous said...

English language spoken in Christ Campus….

The varieties of English one comes across within our Christ college campus may be considered to be distinct variants of the language. They evolved out of British English imbibing several features of pronunciation, grammar and semantics from the native languages of India. A superset of all those varieties spoken in our campus life is referred to as “Indian language” and the Christites versions of it.

There is a great deal of regional variation in terms of pronunciation within the Christitan lingo, similar to the different regional accents of English in Britain. Christ campus English has very distinct pronunciation pattern in the different regions of India. The different areas such as North eastern India, Bengal, Orissa, Andhra and Karnataka as well as Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Punjab and Bihar all add different flavors of pronunciation.

In majority of cases, spoken and written English in India as a whole is learnt through formal education. Even for those who learn and use English as their first language at home, there will be constant exposure to one or more regional language, as well as the local variety of English.

Those days when colloquial terms were used by college going students as part of sentences have become a language by themselves today. There is complete influence of mother tongue over the flow of English language even as they speak it. Students struggle very hard to put together few sentences which are grammatically right even when talking to their lecturers. Thus, as such one need not be surprised if one heard the most incorrectly spoken harsh grammar among friends.

Students in Christ College hail from various parts of India, a fact which reflects itself in the quality of English spoken by them. Most of them are still more comfortable talking in their mother tongues when informally chatting with friends. One needs to just casually eavesdrop in people’s discussions in the cafeteria and the kiosk to only make out that hardly people speak right English .Segregation in use of colloquial terms by the north Indians and the south Indians while conversing in English- The north Indians, very few of them can speak four lines without uttering ‘yaar’ (a casual term to refer to friend), same applies to the word “da” for the south Indians.

What the sms facility of the mobile phones gave colleges like ours, is a genre of people who can communicate written English in a newly invented shorthand which no shorthand typist of the previous century would even have thought of. If any teacher happened to be victimized to reading and correcting an exam answer script of student who is mobile message is sure not to make much sense than just a mere set of alphabets.

Christ College English is not the only one to suffer. Campus language of any given college is English in its own given style and form. Maybe some day students will realize that they would rather have spoken or learned to speak correct grammatical English in their college campus, to their friends etc. But just that it might be as late to realize as to having to join communication centers to learn good language, or not getting through interviews for not having fluency or having regionally accented English skills...

Submitted by,
Amit Kumar Tanty
reg: 04D0005
II B.Com 'A'

Anonymous said...

good going jason atleast u didn degrade mallus......n m happy som1 is proud to b 1

Anonymous said...

NAME: JANETHA

REG NO : 04D0054

CLASS : II BCOM A


ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE

English is the primary language in christ college. English also stands upon other languages , where it is mixed up with other Indian languages and foreign languages.

1. Most of the time, guys being mallus speak malayalam in the campus

2. The english spoken is very much modern for ex. hey, instead of hi. buddy or dude instead of friend, macha and machi very often.

3. Their slangs are nice to hear, but it affects the manner in which the english is used.

4. People forget their english accents by using all their short forms.

5. Specially malayalees's acents makes us to laugh. Ex - orange, bank, doasha, etc.

6. They often used words which sound very bad..speaking it roughtly.
ex- f***, b****, etc

7. People prefer to speak their kind of language and many people are influenced by the bad words.

8. Once I was crossing the Kiosk and I heard a guy saying " What the fuck is he doin over ther"

9. Through this we can see that students dont mean what they say but they speak very frankly whatever it is.

10. I was from a good english speaking school and I have never heard these stupid words in my school days also.

11. To tell infact the christities are corupted in the language they use.

12. Wherever you see is the mallus and north indian being comfortable with their language.

13. The english spoken in christ is not upto the standard. As we cant control the students language it is becoming worser and worser.

14. Whats up, hi da, tho da, macha, machi and few other idiotic words are used to show their standards and their culture.

15. People coming from remote areas are innocent in the staring as the time goes the people are getting corrupted and make others also to corrupt thier language.

16. For simple sentences...To call a frind, they use bad words, so they are satisfied as if they have spoken wel and complete the sentence.

As more than 40 languages are used, sometimes, I'm confused about the language and the other accents the people have got.

Anonymous said...

gfhssfg

Anonymous said...

Yes. Absolutely.. Well Said.. Bravo Mr. Anil Pinto!!!Come to think of it,indeed it takes quality to see quality.
By the way, the 3rd comment was posted by anish...

Anonymous said...

""""Hey mathew, dont get stingy man.....Dont show to the class who u really are........""""""

*********ANNIYAN*****
(GREAT FAN OF URS)

Anonymous said...

ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE CAMPUS

SUBMITTED BY:NINAL JOSEPH
04D0029
II B.COM A

SUBMITTED TO:ANIL PINTO



Here I am sitting in front of the computer after a tired day’s “work” of attending class waiting for an inspiration to start of this assignment and as yet since I could find none I rather thought of putting the same as the introduction.And since I am submitting this assignment late ,you would have probably got a fair idea of my classmates’ opinions about the way English is spoken in our esteemed campus .And therefore I believe as a good Samaritan I have no right to torture you Sir ‘again’ with a badly scripted assignment.Therefore I will keep this short and simple.( Lo! Finally I have an excuse to hold on to.)

Speaking about the topic ,I rather find it difficult to analyse the type of English spoken in Christ college.Might be this is because I have actually lost track of what pure English is or how it is to be spoken.Therefore,I will try to look into how English is spoken in Christ college,than comparing it quality wise.I believe that rather than English incorporating us we have incorporated English. Hinglish,Manglish etc.,have all found place in our campus and though there may be Aahs and Oohs from our English teachers ,the students as indifferent we are,have never complained.

The cultural and regional backgrounds have no doubt played their part.As such when we can hear ‘kollege’ from our very own mallu lecturers,at the same time we can hear an altogether different way of speaking English from our friends from the North-East(I suppose they have a running nose always-no pun intended).Then we also have christites from our neighbouring south-Indian states whom, I feel frequently use words which are portrayed in their regional films.Words like DA,MACCHA etc., are common words in their dictionaries.Tracing back to the reasons for the same , I am a little bit perplexed.I am a mallu and since I have been born and brought up here in Bangalore,the influence of mother tongue in my English is almost neglible(that’s what atleast I think so..please excuse me if I am wrong).But still sometimes my pronunciation of certain words have the mallu accent in it.That’s why I am confused.Might be this confession of mine might help researchers in the future to find a link between English and one’s origin and therefore this above line is patented and solely the property of Ninal.

Then there is a separate ‘brand’ of English which acts as a common thread that runs through the veins of all Christites.Yes- I term it ‘naughty’ English.If I go into the details I am sure I will get into trouble with the censor board. But if you insist to shed my knowledge in this regard I have only one advice-to gain first hand expertise on this subject,please sit in kiosk for half an hour or listen to the reactions of the students when they are given an assignment.But, here I have definite reasons behind the psychology of such usage.One,frustrations and similar reasons.Second,an attempt to sound ‘cool’ in front of others.


One other observation I have made very lately is the growing influence of American English especially with those have a ‘relationship’ with the call centres.I was really surprised when one friend of mine had all this American accent after he came back from his Christmas vacations .This guy could barely put a straight forward sentence before the vacations and here lo! he was speaking with the rarest of fluencies. I have observed many students in our college conversing in this type of English.This doesn’t necessarily mean that all these people do a part time job in call centres.To me , the reason lies in the America ness of this type of English .I for once was impressed the way my friend spoke and similarly people tend to imitate the same and we end up speaking English the way it is spoken in American movies.

Although I feel these are just ,some reasons for why English is spoken the way it is in Christ college I believe these form the major share.Since I do not want to take too mush space of your website and put you in trouble I stop here. Anyways ,as far as I am concerned language is not a problem when it comes to Christ college,and Christ college is not a problem when it comes to English (as far as Sir.Anil Pinto is there)*




*this statement has been made with no intention whatsoever. However if it can add up my assignment marks I shall gleefully accept it.

Anonymous said...

ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE

English is emerging to be one of the most commonly spoken language. it is considered as universal language. Now the topic in front of me is how English is spoken in Christ College? The Christ College has students coming from different parts of the country. the major strength of the college is of MALLU'S (i.e) keralians then comes the turn of the adjoining states of karnataka, people flow in from Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu and of course from northern part of India. I mean to say that there are people from many places so obviously there is a mix of the language. It also has a great influence on others.
There are different slangs, accents, pronunciations, prefixes, suffixes etc., Are been used by the students and professors
As slangs are good I would like to give a first preference on them. Slang words are very frequently used while conversation between students. The slangs are nice to hear and nice to use.
The type of english language used in our college has so many illegal words like what the "fuck" you do there, you fuck in "lavada" , chuth fucker etc., such words are commonly used.. So this is the type of english language is being used.
The accent of the keralites are different from others they commonly misspell every common word in a different way
Eg: bank is spelled as bang, college as gollege, instruments as instraaments, etc.,

The first thing that struck me about Christ College was the fact that the students were extremely friendly.They all went out of their way to make me feel welcome and brought me up to speed on what to expect. The students here are extremely laid back & easy going , their whole body language reflects this.Unlike my previous college where everyone was in a hurry to get somewhere, here the students feel that time should match their pace and not the other way around, so the first thing I had to learn was to slow down .

The person makes up his\her own style of speaking making others feel inferior to them, ex: your mind is gettin through mine ah..(you’re trying to read my mind) these are the kinds of statements they make, I know it sounds stylish but it’s hard to understand. So what’s commin into the next stuff dude ?

Some believe English is a dynamic language and should be allowed its freedom to borrow,use and mutate, others wish for useless words to be removed periodically. Usage of abusive words like f*** and b**** are very commonly used by the college goers.
American university has released its 2006 list of words and phrases banished from English for misuse, overuse and general uselessness, words like surreal, breaking news and designer breeds got the hack. The school has banned nearly 800 words over the year.

done by
swagatam
04D0031

Anonymous said...

Name: Prashanta Chettri
Class: 2 nd B.com A
Reg No : 04d009
Date of Submission: 16 th Jan 2006

Christ College is without a doubt an institution of multiple languages. The two years I have spent in this institution, thus far, have been in every sense of the word an eye opener. Before I tell you about the different versions of the English language I have encountered along with various other languages spoken in Christ College, let me inform you before hand, that I am an individual who is not used to and frankly incapable of speaking in English twenty four seven! My mother tongue is Nepali and although I studied in an English medium school throughout, I was among those idealistic few who insisted on development of the mother tongue before giving priority to the language prioritized by our school (namely English). This great sacrifice however was not greatly appreciated by my faculty, which landed me in trouble quite often. With such a background in the foreign language, I arrived in Christ College, awaiting the imminent difficult times that I was bound to face in a college where I would have to speak English on a continuous basis. As I searched for a familiar face I could fine none. Then someone comes up to me, “Hi!” says he; I wish him the same; “Myself Narayangopal” says he; “Prashanta Chettri” I say; “B.A or B. Cam (no it is not a typing error)” says he; “B. Com” say I and breathe a sigh of relief – there was light at the end of the tunnel after all.

Thereafter I met friends who were generous enough to make me feel at home further more by saying things like “ First off, I want to be a complete man!!!” when asked about why he joined Christ College. I realized that survival would not be as difficult as I had anticipated earlier. I observed over the next two years that the whole of Christ College was divided into areas where different languages are spoken.

First off I would like to describe the area closest to my heart - the football pitch!!! This is an area where I feel most at home. Where else in Christ College can one hear exquisite phrases such as “pass the f****** ball you c**t”; or “cock your h*** you a**h***”; or “this c**t thinks that he is bloody Maradona’s f****** son” – and all these phrases are spoken out with such elegance, such grace that one cannot help but give in to the temptation of replying with equal grace and elegance!!!!

Then, close near by is the food court. This undoubtedly is the most interesting area of Christ College – not merely because of its scenery and wonderful bird watching opportunities but also because of the variety of the language that is spoken in this area. If you want English then you will meet people conversing in English, if you want Hindi then you will find Hindi speaking blokes too – Arabic, Nepali, Hinglish (such as “mera toh life is out of order yaar”) – you name it and you will hear it! People, who like me in my school days, insist on development of the local language are observed to have been located in the area between the pebbles park and the food court, or the pebbles park. I understand and respect their ideologies for once I used to follow the same ideals. I have picked up some useful phrases from this group too such as – “Poda Patti”; “poda tendi”; “Hogo gandu”; “Hajama Bailey” etc.

Then the final area is the classroom. Well, all that I can say about the classroom language is that something goes wrong once the lectures start – must be the wind or something!!! Chosen sounds like Susan, Perpetual sounds like Parpetual, proportionate sounds like prepo…uh..uh…sorry. The wind also makes phrases like “with regard to” repeat once to often and finally the wind blows in from the east and brings in tenses like past present perfect continuous tense! Surely something needs to be done to solve this wind problem.

That covers about all the languages I have heard in Christ College thus far, although I do have one more year to learn much more – much much more!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sir this might sound a wee bit filmsy but i seriously did not know about the English assigment since i joined college late, Prashata.

Anonymous said...

Oops sorry thats Prashanta, i missed the n.

Anonymous said...

Just a comment:
nice jobPrashant and akshay. akshay your are fantastic. your write up is probably the best. you have great potential to be a writer. jemima i liked yours too
thanks
english freak

Anonymous said...

ENGLISH SPOKEN IN CHRIST COLLEGE CAMPUS




Due date for the submission of the English assignment is over. Still, I don't have the least idea of what to write. From the day I heard the topic, I have kept my ears open to catch up wth some phrases in college. But lack of concentration, I didn't come across any catchy quotes........
But today I'm just determined to do the research. With this thought in my mind I entered the college.This time not to leave any phrase without entering into my paper-specially kept for this purpose.
As soon as I entered the college I heard a loud greeting from somewhere "Hello macha"(not to me but to the guy infront of me) and the owner of the voice soon appeared with a warm hug.This form of greeting is quite common as I heard it a number of times before I reached the end of the long way.
On my way I came across "Haalo" and "Hullo" which are also the different version of "Hello" in CHRIST COLLEGE. There were also those who confined themselves to just a "hi" and to some a formal "GOOD MORNING".
While waiting for "Muthu"(the chettan who keeps the gate closed still sharp 10) to open the gate. I sat on one of the stone benches next to a group of juniors.
A new fellow came to this group and asked "Wats up?" For this one fellow in the group answered "ay,mine is down da" which was then followed by a loud laughter. This was a new answer heard.The old answers were "Sky","Roof","Trees","Head"etc......
I entered the 2nd block took a glance on the green borad to see if any teachers teaching me are on leave. Here i came across most commonly heard phrases "S### yaar, that old female is present!" "why on earth did that f####r take leave today?" Hmm..... these words are so common that we feel that it is their birth right to use f*** S*** at the start or end of any sentence that come out of their mouth. Thanks to the Holistic development or else I feel the limit would have exceeded. O.k lets come back to the topic.
Climbing up the stairs to my class, I noticed some of my classmates discusssing which home work they have is copy and guessing who would have done that.They asked me. I replied. Now it was my turn to ask them. I asked whether they have submited their English assignment. Good gals, they have done it. They shouted so much that it made me feel that they submited their assignment 'on time 'for the first time in their lives. We got into our class. They asked the front benchers about the home work. They took their books and went to copy.
I asked these front benchers" Hey gals,have you done your assignments".They do have done it. I took a glance on our class notice board. They reminded me, "Renjitha late submissions are rejected". What about you gals I asked my friends sitting behind them. "Thank GOD" I said because they havent done it. On further enquiry, I came upon some more disobedient lot who havent done their assignment. I gave a sigh of relief. I wasn't alone..... at the same time an air of guilt covered me.......... but, promising to submit the second assignment on time.
Now coming to the core of the topic. We can divide the English speaking community into two types,
1. Firstly Accent based:
Here we come across different types of English namely Kanglish, Telglish, Tanglish, Hinglish, Manglish etc. Of the above mentioned types Manglish is the most commonly found and its been used exclusively by Mallus right from the bottom most to the top most level in Christ College. I was surprised to see even the most timid fellow in college opening his mouth BIG to criticise this style- the Mallu accent as they say.
But they just forget that their's is not any better. This makes me quote the Bible "how can you take the dust off your brothers eye keeping a log in your own eye"(not referring to any specific group).
The Kanglish,Tanglish, Telglish,hinglish also differ in their own way which is just inexpressable in words.They have their own tune to whatever they say.Only your own ears tell you the difference.
Now coming onto the second classification.The style based : As per this classification they prefix or suffix certain words like "da, ra,are, macha,machu,maga,magale,bob,dude etc" to the sentence they speak. 'da is commonly heard among the Malayalees and Tamilians.' macha' and 'machu' are used exclusively by Tamilians though others use it occassionally.'ra' by Telgites.'maga','magale' by kannadigas. 'are' by northies,'bob','dude' by OE-Sp's(Only English Speaking Personalities)though some other try to use these words purposefully in their speech.
Anyway everyone has liberty to choose whichever word they like according to their style. you also have the liberty to add new words to the already existing dictionary of such words.Such efforts are always appreciated and promoted toO.


THATS ALL FROM CHRIST COLLEGE CAMPUS!


SUBMITTED BY,

RENJITHA TRESA VARGHESE
2nd B.COM-A
04D0019

Anonymous said...

It is so sad that some people had to get Fult Full copy from their friends...as they are not interested in uploading...Guess, who?

Anil Pinto said...

Hi All
I see some exciting assignments. If you wish to comment on someone's assignement please free to comment, disagree, question. Expecting some exciting interaction on the blog

Anil

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! i never thought i would give a thought to what i would write in my english assignments. But i guess thats changed now!


englishFREAK

Anonymous said...

WOW!!! i never thought i would give a thought to what i would write in my english assignments. But i guess thats changed now!


englishFREAK

Anonymous said...

hey chucks..loved urs! sir is it ok 2 stil submit assigs?wasn't keepin too wel...

Anonymous said...

Please do post. Also ask your friends who have not posted to hurry up!

Anil Pinto

Anonymous said...

Hey english freak, would love to read your assignment for a change-Jemima.

Anonymous said...

HI AKSHAY GOOD WORK MAN.I ENJOYED READING UR ASSIGN I GUESS EACH AND EVERY CLASSMATES SHOULD READ UR ASSIGN

Anonymous said...

HI AKSHAY, GOOD JOB.

Anonymous said...

sir expecting a few comments from u too

Anonymous said...

Hi Dave your post scriptumis acceptable. good logical argument!!!


Someone is expecting some comments from me. Well but I cant find teh name/reg no below the request. If you could.. i shall.

Btw guys and gals want to know what you people think of this experiment with assignment: posting on the blog and inviting a sort of informal discussion, comments. Do type in your views. They will be useful for me as I am presenting a Paper on Blogs at an international congress next week.


Anil Pinto

Anonymous said...

i agree with "english freak" akshaye has written very well but he should have concentrated on the topic more i feel but what an quality of language. too bad that this never comes across in akshay in person he never speaks to most people of the class and there are certain sections in his essay that gives me a feeling that he looks down upon his classmates, though humoursly put some sentences i feel somehow could have been avoided.but they are fun read. this is only my opnion and should not take away anything from his super essay. the other essays i enjoyed were Anish's very facts based essay. abijeet's was very good too

Anonymous said...

i agree with above person about akshay though he is in our class for almost one and half years i dont know anything except his name...now i got to know that he is goog writer too

Anonymous said...

oops i meant good writer

Anonymous said...

about akshay i personaly feel that he is with the wrong crowd but i have also heard that he is not very close to any one of them either looks like this person is hardly social or may be he thinks that his classmates are not good enough as english freak pointed out and i have noticed these days that he's got very serious and is not funny and cute as he was befoe like in the 1st and 2 nd sem his attitude has completely changed but i have also heard that is very nice and amazing comic sense and a nice person to speak to when alone without his friends i feel they are intimidating .his essay i did not understand the ending but it was ok bye

Anonymous said...

English Spoken In Christ College Campus


"Trendz "is one common term one listens to when they dwell in college campus. Trendz include dress code, dressing sense, languague spoken preferred words etc… As the topic is all about the language spoken In Christ college campus,the very first thing that comes into my mind is the student crowd that constitutes the Christ college.Students come from different parts of India, a major portion of the student population is from kerala and many others from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka , Koorg , Andhra Pradesh Etc… Even North Indians constitutes a large amount of the Christ college population. Added to it are same Nepalis, Chinese, Americans, and Africans etc...

A very common nature of human being is to stay in groups of students who basically belong to same region for E.g.: Like malayalis get along with their own people than friends of other regional background. Similarly Telgites, North Indians and Tamilians too. Due to this, Groupism is one bad habit cultivated also this in turn affects the common spoken English language. The use of "Da" word to call a friend is common among south Indians, The use of "Yaar","NA","KA","KI" ARE COMMON AMONG NORTH INDIANS OR STUDENTS WHO SPEAK TOO MUCH OF HINDI. This is also reflected on the accent of their language.

Getting back to the introduction of this writing - 'Trendz'. The common usage of words in college campus are "Bloody","Bitch","F***","Your Ass" etc. Such words are also accompanied by certain actions like showing middle fingers, lifting your legs to kick Etc...

Once I remember one of our lecturer was taking classes and a student out of depression said, "Oh Fu**"… Sir for a moment got frozen and he continued saying that there was a time when people out of depression used to call Gods name and that used give a sense of satisfaction but the present generation has replaced gods name with such a dirty disgusting word that at any cost is not going to give them the satisfaction out of their depression

Hence I would conclude with the message that, Dear campus friends please let us live a life worth speaking …Because the old aged people always compare the past and the present generation. We belonging to the present generation should not bring bad name to our own selves. So let us think "Thrice" before we speak because "Words Once spoken cannot be taken back"… and so "Hurt" caused by words spoken cannot be consoled or convinced ....

Submitted By:
Divya N. S
II B com 'A' (4th SEM)
04D0025

Anonymous said...

Submitted by :
Malini. B.S
Reg.No. - 04D0059
2nd B.Com 'A'
4th Semester
Christ College

To
Mr.Anil Pinto,
Dept. of English,
Christ College


English spoken in Christ College Campus

It is a well known fact that Christ College is one of the most famed institutes in Bangalore. What with the excellent campus, fantastic library, awe inspiring results in exams, it was no wonder that me and my friends were fully determined to enter the college. And then it happened … I still vividly remember …

It was the first time I strolled into the Christ College campus, and it left me doubting my firm decision of joining this esteemed institute. Until then the words 'F**k', 'B*tch', 'Ba***rd', 'assh***' were unknown to me. The feeling of being in an alien territory was overwhelming. The fact that these ‘homo sapiens’ in here found the usage of such filthy words ‘cool’ was mind boggling. I for once, find nothing cool in this kind of vulgar usage. How can the taste of garbage be ‘dainty’ or ‘elegant’? The only word I had been used to hearing was ‘ass’ and now that sounds like nothing. In my opinion, only those people with poor vocabulary would use such words to fill up the spaces in their conversation in order to try and make it seem more colourful and filled with exclamations. It is indeed a pity that those of us who disagree to call each other ‘super f**king b*tch’ are either losers or nerds. It may not be common to all, but we minority are left aside and are deemed ‘dorks’

Our culture of giving respect to one and all human beings was probably totally lost on them. I remember the nagging regret in my heart the first day, though these feeling no longer exist, thanks to the fellow ‘dorks’.

Apart from the ‘f**kin cool’ language we have various accents the more pronounced and familiar one being the ‘mallu’ accent. It’s amusing to listen to some of them speak, though I mean no ill to them, after all it’s only normal to have a tinge of your mother tongue and if you were brought up in your home town with all the tongues moving the same way, there’s nothing one can do about it. I remember once my friends were discussing about some economics course plan and one of them said, ‘see you need one’ that’s how I heard it and I just stared. Apparently she meant ‘Unit one’. My look of incredulity followed by a puzzled question as to what it was about earned a laugh though the poor girl was extremely embarrassed.

The other accents maybe of the foreigners who come in to our college or the Tamil influenced ‘da’ and ‘macha’ or the funny American 'yo', without which young students can’t seem to find any sentence to be complete.

The main influence of any ‘non-Indian’ accent would be the through ‘Hollywood’ ‘Bollywood’ and other entertainment media. It is ironic that students prefer them instead of newspaper which would be devoid of such obscene language, more knowledgeable and thought provoking. So we can say the cinema media and soaps play a very vital role in defining a student’s vocalizations. Young minds get influenced easily and one can only hope that the citizens of tomorrow would be influenced by the media in a useful and constructive manner and learn to take in only the new words rather than the 'cool' words.

Anonymous said...

Submitted by:
Vishvan Saran
04D0011
2nd B.COM A

Having studied in a school in Delhi and Bangalore one thing i have noticed is that every school has a unique lingo. Being a cottonian, when i moved to bangalore, if i ever get into a conversation with a group of people and if there is a cottonian among them i will be able to spot him without being told.

But the lingo in Christ College is very diverse since there are so many people from various schools all over the country. There are certian unique cocktails of english which can be heard in college.

Take a walk from the kiosk to the food court and at every other step one will hear english being spoken with excessive rolling of the tongue (mallus).

Another common trait is the slurring of words. By this i mean that the first word will be normal and the second word will be stretched a little longer and so on for ever word which follows until it becomes noises of an infant (you might not be sure what i am talking about an that case please feel free to approach me). The people who talk like this think very highly of themselves, i don't know why when thier vocabulary matches that of an infant.

One will also come across a certian kind of people who are actually not sure to which coutry they belong to. They try to talk with an american accent but to their dismay the Indian accent tends to creep up every now and then.

There are a lot more kinds of variations of english spoken by christites, and most have them have been already covered by my classmates so i will not go into that.

Anonymous said...

best assignment work ever given out. hope i had done it earlier.

Anonymous said...

sir can i tell u that i find yr way of teaching extremely interesting and i pay attention only in yr class!!!!

well been in christ for bout four years now and the two things that i've picked up is d don give a f**k attitude and god damn contagious lingo.. never used or cared enough to use terms like fuck chut asshole before joining christ in pu.. but christ jus does wonders and develops u "holistically"...yes am one of those who considers these words as an essential to my vocabulary.and i find deep satisfaction in expressing myself d way i do...

well y jus the students can v have a look at our teachers for a change puhlease!! not going into detailing but i guess every 2nd yr b.com student will get wat am trying to talk about. didn know that a subject like'BANGIN' existed.. he he chill guys talking bout bankin.
NARRATION- naresan
bank-bang
charan-cheren
number-nember
shhh-ssssssssssssssssssssssss
keep quite- shut your gob!!!
kalpana-kelpena
well these are some of the famous terms used my our teachers.. each reflecting there knowledge bout d english language!
well am a mallu and people find it hard to believe cuz i don have an accent. i guess people jus associate mallus with thick accents and oily hair!! i shud'n be d one to comment on d lingo because am a frequent user.. 'wat ya' 'PAH!!' sonuvab**** etc etc.
I find myself giving a very dirty look to people who talk in their mother languages loudly in d campus, which is very wrong on my part i agree.. need to work on that one.
i dunno wat exactly i want to say,d lingo is jus something that every college student goes thru.. its jus all in d fun, and even when v make fun of it its all harmless. i know i wud'n have had half of d fun i do in coll if it wasn for people for terrible accents.. so lets stop criticising them people and let it be.. wat say?

Anonymous said...

that kalpana balakrishnan
04d0038

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with kalpana. english classes are the only ones which i can sit through in peace.

Anonymous said...

hello sir!!! i know its really late for submission.. hope u will still consider marking it!! thanks kalpana

Anil Pinto said...

I have considered the assignment Kalpana.

Anil Pinto said...

Thanks a lot guys for keeping this forum so livley. btw I will not suffer you one more assignment. I consider this for both CIA-1 and CIA -2. What a lovely Class!!

Anonymous said...

Submitted by :
Malini. B.S
Reg.No. - 04D0059
2nd B.Com 'A'
4th Semester
Christ College

To
Mr.Anil Pinto,
Dept. of English,
Christ College

English spoken in Christ College Campus

It is a well known fact that Christ College is one of the most famed institutes in Bangalore. What with the excellent campus, fantastic library, awe inspiring results in exams, it was no wonder that me and my friends were fully determined to enter the college. And then it happened … I still vividly remember …

It was the first time I strolled into the Christ College campus, and it left me doubting my firm decision of joining this esteemed institute. Until then the words 'F**k', 'B*tch', 'Ba***rd', 'assh***' were unknown to me. The feeling of being in an alien territory was overwhelming. The fact that these ‘homo sapiens’ in here found the usage of such filthy words ‘cool’ was mind boggling. I for once, find nothing cool in this kind of vulgar usage. How can the taste of garbage be ‘dainty’ or ‘elegant’? The only word I had been used to hearing was ‘ass’ and now that sounds like nothing. In my opinion, only those people with poor vocabulary would use such words to fill up the spaces in their conversation in order to try and make it seem more colourful and filled with exclamations. It is indeed a pity that those of us who disagree to call each other ‘super f**king b*tch’ are either losers or nerds. It may not be common to all, but we minority are left aside and are deemed ‘dorks’

Our culture of giving respect to one and all human beings was probably totally lost on them. I remember the nagging regret in my heart the first day, though these feeling no longer exist, thanks to the fellow ‘dorks’.

Apart from the ‘f**kin cool’ language we have various accents the more pronounced and familiar one being the ‘mallu’ accent. It’s amusing to listen to some of them speak, though I mean no ill to them, after all it’s only normal to have a tinge of your mother tongue and if you were brought up in your home town with all the tongues moving the same way, there’s nothing one can do about it. I remember once my friends were discussing about some economics course plan and one of them said, ‘see you need one’ that’s how I heard it and I just stared. Apparently she meant ‘Unit one’. My look of incredulity followed by a puzzled question as to what it was about earned a laugh though the poor girl was extremely embarrassed.

The other accents maybe of the foreigners who come in to our college or the Tamil influenced ‘da’ and ‘macha’ or the funny American 'yo', without which young students can’t seem to find any sentence to be complete.

The main influence of any ‘non-Indian’ accent would be the through ‘Hollywood’ ‘Bollywood’ and other entertainment media. It is ironic that students prefer them instead of newspaper which would be devoid of such obscene language, more knowledgeable and thought provoking. So we can say the cinema media and soaps play a very vital role in defining a student’s vocalizations. Young minds get influenced easily and one can only hope that the citizens of tomorrow would be influenced by the media in a useful and constructive manner and learn to take in only the new words rather than the 'cool' words.

8:06 PM, February 01, 2006

Anil Pinto said...

Anonymous said...
Submitted by :
Malini. B.S
Reg.No. - 04D0059
2nd B.Com 'A'
4th Semester
Christ College

To
Mr.Anil Pinto,
Dept. of English,
Christ College

English spoken in Christ College Campus

It is a well known fact that Christ College is one of the most famed institutes in Bangalore. What with the excellent campus, fantastic library, awe inspiring results in exams, it was no wonder that me and my friends were fully determined to enter the college. And then it happened … I still vividly remember …

It was the first time I strolled into the Christ College campus, and it left me doubting my firm decision of joining this esteemed institute. Until then the words 'F**k', 'B*tch', 'Ba***rd', 'assh***' were unknown to me. The feeling of being in an alien territory was overwhelming. The fact that these ‘homo sapiens’ in here found the usage of such filthy words ‘cool’ was mind boggling. I for once, find nothing cool in this kind of vulgar usage. How can the taste of garbage be ‘dainty’ or ‘elegant’? The only word I had been used to hearing was ‘ass’ and now that sounds like nothing. In my opinion, only those people with poor vocabulary would use such words to fill up the spaces in their conversation in order to try and make it seem more colourful and filled with exclamations. It is indeed a pity that those of us who disagree to call each other ‘super f**king b*tch’ are either losers or nerds. It may not be common to all, but we minority are left aside and are deemed ‘dorks’

Our culture of giving respect to one and all human beings was probably totally lost on them. I remember the nagging regret in my heart the first day, though these feeling no longer exist, thanks to the fellow ‘dorks’.

Apart from the ‘f**kin cool’ language we have various accents the more pronounced and familiar one being the ‘mallu’ accent. It’s amusing to listen to some of them speak, though I mean no ill to them, after all it’s only normal to have a tinge of your mother tongue and if you were brought up in your home town with all the tongues moving the same way, there’s nothing one can do about it. I remember once my friends were discussing about some economics course plan and one of them said, ‘see you need one’ that’s how I heard it and I just stared. Apparently she meant ‘Unit one’. My look of incredulity followed by a puzzled question as to what it was about earned a laugh though the poor girl was extremely embarrassed.

The other accents maybe of the foreigners who come in to our college or the Tamil influenced ‘da’ and ‘macha’ or the funny American 'yo', without which young students can’t seem to find any sentence to be complete.

The main influence of any ‘non-Indian’ accent would be the through ‘Hollywood’ ‘Bollywood’ and other entertainment media. It is ironic that students prefer them instead of newspaper which would be devoid of such obscene language, more knowledgeable and thought provoking. So we can say the cinema media and soaps play a very vital role in defining a student’s vocalizations. Young minds get influenced easily and one can only hope that the citizens of tomorrow would be influenced by the media in a useful and constructive manner and learn to take in only the new words rather than the 'cool' words.

8:06 PM, February 01, 2006

1:19 PM, June 08, 2007

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Submitted by :
Malini. B.S
Reg.No. - 04D0059
2nd B.Com 'A'
4th Semester
Christ College

To
Mr.Anil Pinto,
Dept. of English,
Christ College

English spoken in Christ College Campus

It is a well known fact that Christ College is one of the most famed institutes in Bangalore. What with the excellent campus, fantastic library, awe inspiring results in exams, it was no wonder that me and my friends were fully determined to enter the college. And then it happened … I still vividly remember …

It was the first time I strolled into the Christ College campus, and it left me doubting my firm decision of joining this esteemed institute. Until then the words 'F**k', 'B*tch', 'Ba***rd', 'assh***' were unknown to me. The feeling of being in an alien territory was overwhelming. The fact that these ‘homo sapiens’ in here found the usage of such filthy words ‘cool’ was mind boggling. I for once, find nothing cool in this kind of vulgar usage. How can the taste of garbage be ‘dainty’ or ‘elegant’? The only word I had been used to hearing was ‘ass’ and now that sounds like nothing. In my opinion, only those people with poor vocabulary would use such words to fill up the spaces in their conversation in order to try and make it seem more colourful and filled with exclamations. It is indeed a pity that those of us who disagree to call each other ‘super f**king b*tch’ are either losers or nerds. It may not be common to all, but we minority are left aside and are deemed ‘dorks’

Our culture of giving respect to one and all human beings was probably totally lost on them. I remember the nagging regret in my heart the first day, though these feeling no longer exist, thanks to the fellow ‘dorks’.

Apart from the ‘f**kin cool’ language we have various accents the more pronounced and familiar one being the ‘mallu’ accent. It’s amusing to listen to some of them speak, though I mean no ill to them, after all it’s only normal to have a tinge of your mother tongue and if you were brought up in your home town with all the tongues moving the same way, there’s nothing one can do about it. I remember once my friends were discussing about some economics course plan and one of them said, ‘see you need one’ that’s how I heard it and I just stared. Apparently she meant ‘Unit one’. My look of incredulity followed by a puzzled question as to what it was about earned a laugh though the poor girl was extremely embarrassed.

The other accents maybe of the foreigners who come in to our college or the Tamil influenced ‘da’ and ‘macha’ or the funny American 'yo', without which young students can’t seem to find any sentence to be complete.

The main influence of any ‘non-Indian’ accent would be the through ‘Hollywood’ ‘Bollywood’ and other entertainment media. It is ironic that students prefer them instead of newspaper which would be devoid of such obscene language, more knowledgeable and thought provoking. So we can say the cinema media and soaps play a very vital role in defining a student’s vocalizations. Young minds get influenced easily and one can only hope that the citizens of tomorrow would be influenced by the media in a useful and constructive manner and learn to take in only the new words rather than the 'cool' words.

8:06 PM, February 01, 2006

1:19 PM, June 08, 2007

Anil Pinto said...

Malini, you have analysed the English spoken at Christ college Campus in terms of slangs and aceents. You also identify the influence of Hollywood and Bollywood. Which are good. You can also look into the sentence structures and grammar. That will enhance the quality of your write up.