Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Lost in Translation - Part 2

Continuing the offensive on denglish, I present to you a collection of leave letters and applications written by people in various places of India...

Related earlier post

  • Infosys, Bangalore: An employee applied for leave as follows:

    Since I have to go to my village to sell my land along with my
    wife, please sanction me one-week leave.

  • This is from Oracle Bangalore: From an employee who was performing the tonsuring ceremony of his 10 year old son:

    "Since I want to shave my son's head, please leave me for two days.."

  • Another gem from CDAC. Leave-letter from an employee who was performing his daughter's wedding:

    "As I am marrying my daughter, please grant a week's leave.."

  • From H.A.L. Administration dept:

    "As my mother-in-law has expired and I am only one responsible for it, please grant me 10 days leave."

  • Another employee applied for half day leave as follows:

    "Since I've to go to the cremation ground at 10 o-clock and I may
    not return, please grant me half day casual leave"

  • An incident of a leave letter

    "I am suffering from fever, please declare one day holiday."

  • A leave letter to the headmaster:

    "As I am studying in this school I am suffering from headache. I request you to leave me today"

  • Covering note:

    "I am enclosed herewith..."

  • Another one:

    "Dear Sir: with reference to the above, please refer to my below..."

  • Actual letter written for application of leave:

    "My wife is suffering from sickness and as I am her only husband at
    home I may be granted leave".

P.S: Fwded by Hena

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