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Return to Book Page. Bungalow, pyjamas, tiffin, veranda, curry, cheroot, chintz, calico, gingham, mango, junk and catamaran are all words which have crept into the English language from the days of Britain’s colonial rule of the Indian sub-continent and the Malaysian Peninsular. Hobson-Jobson derived from the Islamic cry at the celebration of Muhurram ‘Ya Hasan, ya Hosain’ is shorthand for the Bungalow, pyjamas, tiffin, veranda, curry, cheroot, chintz, calico, gingham, mango, hobson-jobaon and catamaran are all words which have crept into the English language from the days of Britain’s colonial rule of the Indian sub-continent and hobson-jkbson Malaysian Peninsular.
Hobson-Jobson derived from the Islamic cry at the celebration of Muhurram ‘Ya Hasan, ya Hosain’ is shorthand for the assimilation of foreign words to the sound pattern of the adopting language. This dictionary, compiled in the lateth century, is an invaluable source anglo-kndian has never been superseded.
It is an essential book for all who are hlbson-jobson in English etymology and the development of the language. Paperbackpages. Published January 5th by Wordsworth Editions first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Concise Hobson-Jobsonplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Concise Hobson-Jobson.
Hobson-jobson The Anglo Indian Dictionary
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Essential reading for those keen to explore the social history of British India. Publishers used to think that etymology was a dry hobson-jobso and academic subject until books by writers such as Michael Quinion showed that there was a real appetite for finding the true origins of the words and phrases we used – unthinkingly – everyday.
Doubtless inspired by the success of his books and others of a similar ilk, ‘Hobson Jobson’ is the republication of a Victorian dictionary of words from India, Asia and the East.
The book is densely packed with words and their meanings and how these Publishers used to think that etymology was a dry dusty and academic subject until books by writers such as Michael Quinion showed that there was a real appetite for finding the true origins of the words and phrases we used – unthinkingly – everyday.
The book is densely hobsonj-obson with words and their meanings and how these have changed over time. The phrase ‘a muck’ as in “to run amok” anglo-indin a convoluted history: It appears to derive either from a bizarre form of suicidal rage or refer to a caste of shaven headed berserk warriors. The entry gives lengthy quotations showing the history of the use of the word in English and at times other european languages ; these themselves take up a few pages of closely typed text.
Its use of very extensive quotations to trace xictionary use of a word make this a very comprehensive guide.
Hobson-Jobson: The words English owes to India
On the other hand, it also tends to make the book less attractive to the general reader and more a work for scholars and academics. The joy of a writer such as Quinion is that his books are both entertaining and informative. Here the interest only really lies in the content. Whilst I might find an entry describing a word I know and am interested in enjoyable to read, I did not find myself drawn to read other entries in the way that a more engaging text might lead you to.
A linked problem is that, whilst some of the words may have been in use inwhen first published, they have dropped out of common usage now. In the UK few would use the word ‘Hing’ to describe the spice Asafoetida.
It takes some effort to work out that that is what the entry is even about. The title ‘Hobson Jobson’ comes from another term covered here but now sadly out of use – the name of “a native festal excitement”. It comes from the misheard rendering of the cry ‘Ya Hassan! It sounds enormous fun.
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