Lonely Planet has published a guide to Indian English. While many jokes in America have to do with Indian call center operators trying to sound American, it will only be a matter of time until Texans are learning how to pronounce English in an Indian manner, so they can work in American call centers to answer questions from customers in India. In case you didn’t know, there are more English speakers in South Asian than anywhere else in the world. As this area rises in political and economic influence, Indian English will become the international standard of the 21st century. People like me, who have a great deal of difficulty understanding Indian English, are fortunate to finally have a guidebook to help them through the transition to the world’s new dominant strain of English.