Delhi. The new bill to be passed by Education ministry will have “Desi Slang” as recognized subject for school and college students.
This is a welcome change for improving capabilities to thrive in a busy and diversely “linguistic” culture of India. There has been quite some debate about a common language which would be acceptable to all parts of the country. This would enable unity of various parts of the nation and also help in prevention of breaking states in two or three parts.
Desi slang typically for those who do not know is the local street language used primarily in Mumbai and would predominantly have Hindi as a mode to converse. Due to popularity of hindi films, etc. this language has become popular in different parts of India and also the world.
The Language subject will start since Kinder Garten of a student and would develop with levels as student grows. It will have various branches like Criminal Vernacular, Bus Vernacular, Market Vernacular, etc. There will also be Phd available in this.
It will contain “grammar” portion, essay writing, etc. Perfect sentences would be like “Apun market mein jainga to apneko ekdum raapchik item dikhneko milengaa!” to describe “exceptional” commodities available in market on visiting it.
Test questions would in the manner as follows- Please form sentences with at least two bad words. Four lettered- bad words will be rated lower than 9 to 10 lettered bad words thus displaying the vocabulary of a student. “Figures of speech” will be introduced like “Shaanpati” to describe smart sentences, “Yeddapanti” to describe ironical statements, etc.
From our eye witness report on an actual situation of a preliminary test conducted for the language to survey acceptance, we observed a student -teacher discussion.
On asking if he was prepared for the test, he mentioned to a teacher “Jee Haan Sir! Main ne puri tayari ki hai- Dhanywaad“. Immediately the teacher remarked “Kya kar raha hai ?- Fail ho jayega! Sentence main gaali hona chahiye! Ghar pey seekhkar nahi aaya kya *****”? This showed the enthusiasm and zeal with which this change is going to be received and implemented.
We look forward to see what changes this could bring to economy to due to unification and standardization of language skills in India.