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I've had those kind of calls 2-3 times;
1st time I told him I was hiking the AT and he would have to call back in 3 months
the other 2 times I lead them on until I couldn't stand it any more then called them out....click!
Have you ever just looked at someone and knew the wheel was turning but the hamster was dead?
Trying to understand the behavior of some people is like trying to smell the color 9.
Not all Indians speak Hindi, and very few non-Indians can tell the difference between a Hindi-English accent and English accents of people from India whose native language is not Hindi. That said, the stereotyped Indian accent is the Hindi-English accent. With things like V-W confusion, stressed R-sounds, and inability to express the Zee-sound (a soft J-sound is used instead, example Jebra (zebra) or Jero (zero)).
Which doesn't alter the fact that the word you responded to had a one character difference between what the poster said and 'Hindi'. And Hindi is spoken by a large number of Indians and as you pointed out the accent differences mean little to someone not familiar with the different languages.