Hobson-Jobson: The Anglo-Indian Dictionary (Wordsworth Reference) [Henry Yule, A. C. Burnell] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. lary of Anglo-Indian words, and had made some collections with that view. In reply . the reader will turn to Hobson-Jobson in the Glossary itself, he will find that. Online version of Sir Henry Yule’s ‘Hobson-Jobson: A glossary of Colloquial Anglo-Indian Words and Phrases, and of Kindred Terms, Etymological, Historical, .

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Hobson-jobson The Anglo Indian Dictionary

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Hobson-Jobson: The words English owes to India

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Alison rated it liked it Oct 20, Further analysis notes that such rhyming reduplication in English is generally either juvenile as in Humpty Dumpty or hokey-pokey or pejorative as in namby-pamby or mumbo-jumbo and that, further, Hobson and Jobson were stock characters in Victorian times, used to indicate a pair of yokels, clowns, or idiots compare Thomson and Thompson.

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