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J. VASANTHAN
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MAY 2006

Tinglish and pinglish

Whenever people from here went to the U.S. and came back, they put on heavy American accents, or what they thought to be an American accent, even if they had lived here all their lives and were in America for just a month or two. But at the most inopportune moments they broke into their native woodnotes wild before hurriedly pulling themselves back to the Yankee drawl.

J. VASANTHAN

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