The monograph is divided into six chapters which unpack this conceit (or popular delusion) and reflect the movement from "Chronicle to history" (chapter 1) through "Reform and revision" of the East India Company and the aetiology of the "progress of Englishism
" (chapter 2).
Suffice to say the name's a Japanese Englishism
for Pocket Monsters, sort of mutated creatures, the phenomenon beginning in the land of the rising yen as a Game Boy game - where players have to capture each other's Pokemons - and rapidly escalating into comics, toys, CDs, books and, the curse of the world's playgrounds, trading cards.
As Najmabadi (2008) argues in the case of what she calls "Englishisms
" in Iran, "to the extent that the adoption of the terms gay and lesbian into Persian nomenclature can be viewed as some sort of mimicry, it is a strategic move to shed the cultural stigma" (p.
The words "home court ties" and a few other Englishisms
stick in Stoppard's head.
The book was a bestseller in France but this edition hasn't been altered for the British market, otherwise we'd have thoughts on Englishisms
such as that seventh pint of heavy, or eating a whole packet of Hob Nobs in front of Friends, or pushing a Frenchman down the stairs.
They gave their computer laldy and it came up with nearly 2,000 colourful and commonly- used Scottish words that simply cannot be replaced by dreich Englishisms