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Thursday, 12 July 2012

Hobson-Jobson: The words English owes to India

In 1872 two men began work on a lexicon of words of Asian origin used by the British in India. Since its publication the 1,000-page dictionary has never been out of print and a new edition is due out early next year. What accounts for its enduring appeal?

Hobson-Jobson is the dictionary's short, and mysterious title.

BBC website

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