Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Immoral prose

I don't know why I keep picking on The Hindu: they're hardly that important. But it's hard to resist when they come up with something like this:
Ms. Patil ended her address by invoking Swami Vivekanada’s "immoral clarion call" to fellow-citizens to “Arise, Awake and Stop not till the goal is reached."

(It also appears in the print edition.)

(President Patil's speech was a masterclass in how to mix metaphors and recycle cliches, but I don't think she was responsible for that description of Vivekananda's call, or that spelling of his name.)

3 comments:

km said...

Someone had etched "arise, awake, for the class is over" on my desk in college.

Sharath said...

Really funny :)

Reminds me of a public function where the chief guest said - arise, awake and stop until your goal is reached.

It probably is one of those that are rather easy to goof up..

Anonymous said...

hi,
R u sure its not "immortal" but immoral as you put it?