In his 1775 Restoration comedy, The Rivals, Richard Sheridan introduced a humorous character by the name of Mrs. Malaprop. The name is derived from the French mal � propos, which means inappropriate (we also have the word malapropos in English), and describes the manner in which she used many words in her speech. Mrs. Malaprop's Malapropisms Here are some of the original malapropisms from the lady herself: Mrs. Malaprop in Richard Sheridan's play The Rivals (1775). In case you're not sure what it is that Mrs. Malaprop is intending to say the correct word(s) have been put in square brackets after each quotation. "...promise to forget this fellow - to illiterate him, I say, quite from your memory." [obliterate] "O, he will dissolve my mystery!" [resolve] "He is the very pine-apple of politeness!" [pinnacle] "I have since laid Sir Anthony's preposition before her;" [proposition] "Oh! it gives me the hydrostatics to such a degree." [hysterics] "I hope you will represent her to the captain as an object not altogether illegible." [eligible] "...she might reprehend the true meaning of what she is saying." [comprehend] "...she's as headstrong as an allegory on the banks of Nile." [alligator] "I am sorry to say, Sir Anthony, that my affluence over my niece is very small." [influence] "Why, murder's the matter! slaughter's the matter! killing's the matter! - but he can tell you the perpendiculars." [particulars] "Nay, no delusions to the past - Lydia is convinced;" [allusions] "...behold, this very day, I have interceded another letter from the fellow;" [intercepted] "I thought she had persisted from corresponding with him;" [desisted]
"His physiognomy so grammatical!" [phraseology] "I am sure I have done everything in my power since I exploded the affair;" [exposed] "I am sorry to say, she seems resolved to decline every particle that I enjoin her." [article] "...if ever you betray what you are entrusted with... you forfeit my malevolence for ever..." [benevolence] "Your being Sir Anthony's son, captain, would itself be a sufficient accommodation;" [recommendation] "Sure, if I reprehend any thing in this world it is the use of my oracular tongue, and a nice derangement of epitaphs!" [apprehend, vernacular, arrangement, epithets]
June 26, 2005
June 23, 2005
Duniya jisey kehtay hain, jadoo ka khilona hai, Mil jaayey to mitti hai, kho jaayey to sona hai ! The world as they say.. is a magical toy When you have it, its equivalent to mud.. when its lost, it becomes gold.. Acha sa koi mausam tanha sa koi aalam, Har waqt ka rona to, beekaar ka rona hai ! When there is nice weather and a private corner All our usual issues we beset ourselves with, just seem so meaningless Barsaat ka baadal to deewana hai kya jaanay, Kis rah say bachna hai, kis cchat ko bigona hai ! What will the rain clouds know, its maudlin, which path it should save itself from, which hearth it should sprinkle on Gham ho ki khushi dono, kuch dher kay saathi hain, Phir rasta hi rasta hai, hasna hai na rona hai ! Joys and sorrows, they are your friends for just moments then you have nothing but different pathways...you have to laugh you have to cry Duniya jisey kehtay hain, jadoo ka khilona hai, Mil jaayey to mitti hai, kho jaayey to sona hai ! The world as they say.. is a magical toy When you have it, its equivalent to mud.. when its lost, it becomes gold..
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That was the first thing that came to my mind as I was musing about the week that went by �
Tis a pleasure to be with old friends� and experience the thrill of childhood days.. it was like old times when we went shopping and excalimed at silly old things.. laughed ourselves with stuff that was bygone but yet held great memories for us�
Watched a couple of movies together�
Took her to all my favorite haunts� and she loved it..
Yes, it was a wonderful time� and I hope to repeat it again and again � as we grow old�
Dwarf ... it was really nice meeting you the other day.. ... I hope you had a great dinner.. we were so tired that day :) hope to see more of you online...
D � The Company�
My take on this� nothing new � same old story.. same old bloodshed.. same old lines.. just the characters have changed.. I think Ram Gopal is rehashing his script again and again� and well if you have watched Company which was the best movie of his covering the slowly getting on to the reality topic of the Underworld, this movie is just not worth it. yeah Randeep Hooda was better than Vivek Oberoi is portraying the serious quirked gangsta � Rukhsar is back� after her stint in long forgotten movies with Rishi Kapoor and Aditya Pancholi�
V V Chopra seems to have joined the I-am-inspired-by-you bandwagon and gone and done a la Devdas without the finesse and the creative touch of the masters� and that is the only woe of mine.. It is veryt obvious that the director did not have that great a personal touch with the movie and it seemed as if that the movie had been made just for the heck of making another movie..
Songs are good. I guess after watching movied of Sanjay Leela Banshali and Rituporno Ghosh, I have set standards for movies which use the same style and theme.. they should be better if not a poor copy� and the audience can always make out the difference when the director has really put one�s soul into the movie or done this movie just like that� just because this is selling� SIGH�
Drove down to Manchenbele dam and to Savandurga. Had a looksy at the Great Banyan tree. The drive was good and there was a lot of offroading that we did � so unless you have really good suspension, do not try this place from Mysore road section. It is better to access this place via Magadi road where the view is a sceanic one and you can also chill out a lot while taking some good photographs. We got lost here and there and were roaming inside the forest for quite sometime� before we could find the right road. It was fun� we met some cyclists who were doing the moonlit cycling trail� sponsored by BSA. So guys if you need a days trip to chill out.. you could try the above places�
I usually like to communicate with online friends but I seriously do not appreciate ( rather confused with) first time mails which start with
Really nice to receive retort from you...hope your daysgoin like you want!Big things from big people!
and then at the last line says
PPL GENERALLY LAUGHT AT YOU WHEN YOU SAYLIKE THIS DONOT KNOW ABOUT YOU HOPE U R NOT AMONGTHEM! I M FROM ENGG BACKGROUND FROM PUTATIVEINS.ANYWAY, UNCERTANITY IS THE FORCE WHICH DRIVES USTO MAKE LIFE CERTAIN!I THINK SO......GOOD LUCK ANDEVERY SUCCESS TO YOU!TAKE CARE BYEE
GAAAAHHHH what did I do to deserve this ??? I am certainly NOT laughing but I am defintely irked to a certain extent with the fact that you are taking the liberty to write what you want. I wish you well and I also hope that you find your goals. But believe me your first lesson would be to cultivate the art of communicating which starts with ... Hello how are you ? and not a RAP on someone's tired head first thing in the morning just because you are a fan or you demand attention... Excuse me for being a little pissed...
Again I apologise if this hurts your sentiments since you have portrayed yourself as a very sensitive human being... ( ???) and I hope that you understand that I am not being BIG here.. just trying to be polite... and please do NOT use capitals in your mails... its like you shouting in my ears....
( Good that is off my chest ... HUH... )