The last time Tintin and his friends were confronted with Hindi, they looked pretty baffled. In Tintin in Tibet, published in 1960, Captain Haddock faced the wrath of a Nepali porter whom he bumped into accidently in the street. “Kya dekhte nahi ho?” the man yells in a rebuke rendered in Devnagari. However, the next time Haddock in confronted by an angry coolie, he’ll have developed the vocabulary necessary to snap back at him. Only, instead of barking, “billions and billions of blistering blue barnacles”, he’s likely to holler, “Karodon karod kasmasate kaale kachhuve” – millions and millions of squirming black turtles.
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