[Ads-l] Injia

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Dec 15 00:55:39 EST 2016

On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 4:28 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>

> (obs.?) pronunciation of "India"

I last heard it in a Britspeak comedy back in the '50's. An official of the
Raj used it while literally wrapping himself in the flag as protection
against the rifle-fire of Indian rebels. His thought was not that the Union
Jack was bullet-proof. Rather, he figured that the blackguards simply
wouldn't have the unmitigated gall to harm a single thread of the symbol of

He got his arse shah toff.

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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