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.)


km said...

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

Anonymous 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...

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