“The Ground Beneath Her Feet” is a Salman Rushdie novel that begins in Bombay and moves on to the US via England. Two of the central characters, Vina Apsara and Umeed, speak in a quaint argot which they call “HUG-ME”, for it compensated their lack of proficiency of any single language. What was it an acronym for?

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