[Assam] This Damned English Language!-- Indian Headlines
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Sun May 4 19:56:33 IST 2008
But that is ASSAM Tribune 's limit .
> Date: Sun, 4 May 2008 08:12:43 -0500> To: assam at assamnet.org> From: cmahanta at charter.net> Subject: [Assam] This Damned English Language!-- Indian Headlines> > The following from the AT. Similar one appeared on ToI yesterday.> > >Bush blames India for food price hike> > > *** I am no fan of Bush or Condy Rice. So I find myself in an > awkward position here, seeming to come to their defense. But the > Indian newspaper headlines declaring "Bush blames India for food > price hike", is either a product of a profound lack of understanding > of simple , ordinary English, or a need to find an issue to to be > critical of in something that is entirely unwarranted or a > combination of both. I am not sure which is worse.> > > Neither Rice nor Bush "BLAMED" ( which means -----'To censure; to > express disapprobation of; to find fault with; to reproach') Indian > diet improvement as A or THE CAUSE of world food price rises. It > was an EXPLANATION. There is a profound difference between BLAMING > and EXPLAINING, which apparently is missed by Hinglish translators > and picked up by others , including Kharkhowa English editors like > mindless parrots.> > cm> > > > > > > > > > > > > > Bush blames India for food price hike> > > > WASHINGTON, May 3 - US President George W Bush joined US Secretary > of State Condoleezza Rice have blamed the rising prosperity of > India's huge middle class for the spiralling global food prices, > reports PTI. Prosperity in countries like India is "good" but it > triggers increased demand for "better nutrition" which in turn leads > to higher food prices, Bush said.> > At an interactive session on economy in Missouri, Bush argued that > there are many factors for the present crisis, only one of which was > investment on biofuels like ethanol.> > "Worldwide there is increasing demand. There turns out to be > prosperity in developing world, which is good. It's going to be good > for you because you'll be selling products in the countries, you > know, big countries perhaps, and it's hard to sell products into > countries that aren't prosperous. In other words, the more prosperous > the world is, the more opportunity there is," the US President said.> > "It also, however, increases demand. So, for example, just as an > interesting thought for you, there are 350 million people in India > who are classified as middle class. That's bigger than America. Their > middle class is larger than our entire population.> > "And when you start getting wealth, you start demanding better > nutrition and better food, and so demand is high, and that causes the > price to go up," he said.> > The comments come close on the heels of Rice cooking up the theory > that "apparent improvement" in the diets of people in India and China > and consequent food export caps is among the causes of the current > global food crisis.> > Bush also listed change in weather patterns and increase in basic > costs like that of energy as factors contributing to higher food > prices.> > _______________________________________________> assam mailing list> assam at assamnet.org> http://assamnet.org/mailman/listinfo/assam_assamnet.org
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