Sunday, January 06, 2008

Ban More

Well someone was called a monkey and it has created a great ruckus and a three match ban.
Now I want some more bans.
Can the word hirsute be banned ? Whenever desis shift to Southeast Asia where the natives have a serious lack of hair growth problem, they have been discriminated because of the rampant hair they publically exhibit on their legs and arms. And an English word that describes it in an offensive way like hirsute does hurt. Do you mean to say that having too much hair on the body is always bad. What if we have a genetic disposition that promotes it, ask Anil Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia felt she was hugging a bear when shooting for some steamy scenes in Jaanbaaz.
I think since the word exists in the dictionary someone will use it and someone will get offended.
The businessworld works on the unstated principle of 'you scratch my back, I scratch yours'. The origin of this phrase can be traced back to monkeys. When the world has advanced so much in terms of technology and business sophistication, I hate the fact that we are using primitive means of conducting ourselves in the corporate world. Since this reference also offends a whole lot of management thinkers from Drucker ( knowledge worker ahem) to Prahlad ( scratching as core competence) , I am calling for a ban to such idioms as well.
I think the entire set of professionals who do mimicry for a living should also be banned. Aping or mimicking has a direct reference to monkeys and I dont know how we can enjoy such primitive acts. Surely Sanjeev Kumar and Ashok Kumar will soon be forgotten, poor guys never looked young when they were around, and now any appreciation to them through such shows cannot be shown. Sad but needs to be done.
On a different note, Bajji has really insulted the entire Sardar community. Punjab offers a fertile ground for both growing crops and spawning galis. I am sure he could have come with better words to describe his emotions.

1 Comments:

At 7:34 AM, Blogger Hiss said...

Still stuck with the monkey business, i see. If a little pep talk won't go straight down the drain, then please write, some people wait to read you.

 

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