Wednesday, December 03, 2008

5 oft heard cliches

I am still fuming from the Mumbai carnage and hearing our politicians soundbytes. Felt it is bad for my blood pressure - so here is a post on a lighter vein - the cliches that media,politicians, pundits, commentators - keep telling on and on.

1. "Iraq is in the danger of going into a civil war."

Knock knock - Iraq was in civil war from the very beginning since Dubya started his engagement 4 years back. Stop saying it and call what it is - civil war, failed state etc. 

2. "We will give a fitting reply"

This is what our Indian politicians say immediately after a bomb goes off somewhere. They have been giving fitting replies for the past 50 years. No one knows what the reply will be. Our youth leader has said Pakistan has slapped us and we should give a fitting reply. When asked what will that be - he says that is for the PM to give. 
Dude don't pretend to be a leader come join me  in writing blogs - I can speak such things without giving any solution.

3. "Our strategy is to bowl tight and score runs"

Yawn. Same strategy from Kenya to Australia. Nothing new here. Move on. It will be the same strategy 10 years from now.

4. "We are in the danger of going into a recession"

From where Dear Economist? From a boom time - oh from another recession is it? And how is it different from the old one? Oh earlier it was sub prime crisis and toxic debts - the new one is...you don't know yet do you -till it reveals itself to you?

5."I still have some cricket left"

Now how do you quantify some? 1 Run, 2 Runs, 3 Runs?? Oh 4 is it? Ok ok - continue continue. I will also go do some work now. 

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