Saturday, May 22, 2010

Mae West: Curry Flavor

It seems that nothing is lost in translation when it comes to MAE WEST.
• • Warming up his Indian readership for an essay on the American humorist Samuel Clemens, a New Delhi-based scribe first named nine notables who were able to marry wit and wisdom.
• • Writing for the Business Standard [on 22 May 2010], Rrishi Raote leads off with this opening paragraph: An enviable immortality is available to those few who can fuse wit and wisdom to greatest effect. Look through your inbox for collections of ‘funny’ and ‘thought-provoking’ quotes your friends have forwarded you, and very likely you will see these names: Oscar Wilde, Winston Churchill, George Bernard Shaw, Benjamin Disraeli, Socrates, Eleanor Roosevelt, Billy Crystal, Mae West (“I didn’t discover curves; I only uncovered them”) — — and Mark Twain. ...
• • Notice, please, that only Mae West also gets a full quote shoehorned into that foot-long sentence. It's tempting to say that Indian writers are prone to CURRY favor — — but let's not and say we did.

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