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    This has won the IgNobel Prize for Economics 2004:
    http://sify.com/news/othernews/fulls...hp?id=13498514
    If I've got this right Americans are asking for people to pray for them, this gets passed to the Vatican who then pay the Indians to do it for them! Prayer having a monetary value is what kicked off the Reformation wasn't it?
    Animo et Fide
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    IS this serious??
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    Absolutely. They don't give IgNobel prizes for any old rubbish you know, it has to be true rubbish!
    Animo et Fide
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    Holy Cow!!!!
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    did you see this other link on that same page for students outsourcing their homework to Indians:

    http://sify.com/news/othernews/fulls...hp?id=13497013

    Here's a quote from someone that can help write your papers for you:
    "Sometimes, we have to give a homework within 12 hours," says Mr Iqbal.

    Yes, he sounds so American it's spooky!

    -WC-

    PS: I had to train an Indian call center supervisor staff, and it used to drive me crazy the amount of Indianisms they would just not get rid of. Like:

    1) Give me one moment to do the needful (hold on while I do what needs to be done)

    crud, I can't think of any others, I had a good list too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildCard
    did you see this other link on that same page for students outsourcing their homework to Indians:
    Homework???...I thought that these days, their tribal interests were primarily operating casinos and bingo places
    Well behaved women rarely make history
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    Don't you say "do the needful" in the US?
    Animo et Fide
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    Quote Originally Posted by PeterBrown
    Don't you say "do the needful" in the US?
    Apperantly not... My guess is that indian english is a lot more like british english and brits wouldnt notice it as much as seppo's.
    I wonder if wildcard would be equaly annoyed if an english person used simular different sayings..
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    hah, touche. I wouldn't be bothered if it was a British person talking 'British-English'. The global company I work at owns a TV station and is well known for their medical systems... British people are great!

    This is Indians taking on fake American names, taking jobs where they are emulating Americans. I do find it annoying under those conditions.

    So no, to answer your question, Toolkit.

    -WC-
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    Quote Originally Posted by clairegrrl
    Homework???...I thought that these days, their tribal interests were primarily operating casinos and bingo places
    ha! Wrong Indians. Not American Indians - Indian Indians.

    -WC-
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    East Indians.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WildCard
    ha! Wrong Indians. Not American Indians - Indian Indians.

    -WC-
    Well behaved women rarely make history

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