Thursday, September 22, 2005

Is this a dagger ...



This
Wikipedia entry is too good to be true. Callooh! Callay!

16 comments:

Rimi said...

a salute, J.A.P., for such an absolute GEM!!!

babelfish said...

oh my.
this be brilliant

Vishnupriya said...

i LOVE it! too true, too true. maybe i should expand on it.

Falstaff said...

Wow! I've always had doubts about Wikipedia's accuracy - but no more.

The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

who write's this stuff! brilliant! wonder what they'd have to say about bombay times!

The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

ok! before u call me on the misplaced apostrophe in the last comment - i apologise:D

Ph said...

From the man who is distracted by a board meeting and a little person. Hmm.
(It IS a gem though).

jenn see said...

wikipedia is kinda like god. or the omniscient narrator. or both.

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Thankee kindly, all.

The heart it of the cockles the, they are the warmed by the appreciation.
I only hope some editor doesn't take it down. Just in case, I'll stick it here ...

"The Calcutta Times is an important publishing phenomenon because it proves that neither good journalism nor even a basic command of the language (in this case, English) is required to increase sales. It is now the instrument of a "media in society" study that will inter alia study how many people across consumer categories will pay to see their own names in print, as well as how many people will pay for their names to be seen in print by other people.

Some Netizens have also proposed that the Calcutta Times be linked to the OED web-site as an example of antithesis in the dialectical sense, i.e., a vivid example of how English should NOT be written"


There. Now we can all revel in my too-clever-by-half-ness.

(trots off into the Deep Dark Wood with the occasional portly gambol; sedate whoops of "Callooh! Callay!" float back ...)

J.A.P.

Plumpernickel said...

Mwahahahaha! I used to think only I get annoyed by TCT.

Priya said...

I think you are being a li'l too subtle in "too good to be true" JAP. It's goddamned Awesome. The accuracy of the description is just amazing. Since u r sitting in kolkata, y don't u just give a (ahem)ghost call to TCT and ask someone to at least read the Wikipedia, please?
And oh, Kudos for discovering it! Who else but u, can come up with such gems?

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Why thank you, P'Nickel and Priya.

As for the "discovering it", you may have missed the point.
It was more like "invent". modest simper

J.A.P.

Gamesmaster G9 said...

Ah, Wikipedia! The wonders of democracy in action. John Byrne doesn't think so, but thats another story.

Kaushik said...

The umpire strikes back....dish best ... cold...

Anonymous said...

naughty, naughty... u must learn to change your style of you will be found out... lmao...

Shobhik said...

He will be found out someday anyway.

BTW, you really should place that ghost call to the office...

A true gem.