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Monday, October 10, 2005

Word play...

"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said,
in a rather scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean-neither more nor less."
"The question is," said Alice, "whether you
can make words mean so many different things."
"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty,
"which is to be master-that's all."

-Lewis Caroll, Through the Looking Glass

18 comments:

Sridhar said...

idhilirundhu makkaLukku thaangaL koora virumbu karuththu? :)

Sridhar said...

"ha..haa..puriyavillai peNgaLukku iyarkayilEyE koodhalil maNam undu" enRu mudikka vEndaam :)

Freeyavedu said...

Onum puriyala.. Enna solla vara ?

Sriram C S said...

Aha, so you too are bitten by the Lewis Caroll bug!!

Sriram C S said...

Here's the link that I've been using to put snippets in my BLOG - http://www.online-literature.com/carroll/

Prabu Karthik said...

PK says to himself,"idhu thevaiyada unakku?" bangs his head on the walls.

Subha,
please forgive PK's ignorance.

idhukku enna artham nu Nannan sir madhiri oru class eduthu sonna rombo nalla irukkum :))

Arjuna_Speaks said...

I rather go listen to X-machi, Y-machi FM mirchi from ghajini! *confused*

Subha said...

All:

This little post, as do many of my other posts, means absolutely nothing significant..:)I was thinking that two people misunderstand so much during conversations. We believe what we want to believe. i.e. we take to be the "master" whichever version of the truth we find convenient..:)
make sense?

Subha said...

Sridhar avargaLe,
onnum peridhAga karuthu kooruvadhaRku illai...manadhil ezhundha eNNathai appadiye vaarthaigaLil kottivitten..:)

Freeyavedu,
naan ipdi onnume puriyaadha oru post potta dhaan, nee correct-a vandhu comment vidara..:)

Subha said...

Agnibarathi,
Thanks for the link. I actually ran into this in the most unlikely of places. I was reading "Linux Kernel Internals" and on the cover of that book, there's this quote.
Any guesses as to what the authors were hinting at??

Subha said...

PK,
Vaanga sir. Nannan sir style-la oru paadam eduthutten..:) Aana, unfortunately, naan edukkara padangaLukku ellam meaning kidayave kidaiyaadhu..:)

Subha said...

@Arjuna,
LOL

ak said...

subha,

onnoda paadangalukkellam artham kadayadhu nu solra.... aana mathavanga enna da na, artham sollu artham sollu nu padutharanga...

was this the whole idea of the post ? ;) ...i feel the idea of the post is reflecting more in the comments section than in the actual post itsedlf... wat say ?

Sriram C S said...

@Subha - Actually, it is quite common for computer books these days to have a quote from Alice in Wonderland or Hitchhiker's Guide. I believe the book that you were reading was possibly a O'Reilly publication, most of them have it...in fact even I have adopted this style in my latest posts on offnoimportance. ;) My possible guess is that the author is hinting at different kernels, if you can equate words to commands and check the last line - 'which is to be master - that's all'!

Anonymous said...

hmm seems like you have quiet fans for you ... even for simple blog 14 comments wow ...

Jeevan said...

nice post, r uu fan of Lewis Caroll.

Rags said...

Mudiya Pichikkalaam pola irukku... Ennoda siru mulaikku ippadi oru sodhanaiya...

s0ulassylum said...

>> we take to be the "master" whichever version of the truth we find convenient/easy to adapt to/wanting to believe/accepting as believable..:)<<

makes perfect sense. very interesting piece there. Will have to re-read the book!! im new to this but the whole idea/set up is quite neat!