Typical Indian Advertisement

A strange thing about India is that everything is in English.  I understand that it’s the official language of the government, but even advertisements are in English! It seems odd to me, as a good number of people don’t really speak English, let alone read it, and a few are completely illiterate, even in their native tongues.  Wouldn’t those ads just go completely over their heads?

Also, most of the stuff that’s in English has quite a few basic grammatical and spelling errors that make for a good laugh.  For example:

“B.S. Enterprises” (Not really an error, per se, but still- not quite right.)

“It only looks amazing.  It’s mostly exclusive.” (Again, correct in wording, but it gives you pause.)

“The Mapple Inn” (They had a picture of a maple leaf on their sign.)

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