Thursday, April 28, 2011

Disappointment in Andie Chen's perspective

After winning the award of the male celebrity who swears the most on Twitter, he gave an interview. He does not seem to disapprove of spewing vulgarities and takes it as a form of self-expression. That is merely an excuse. Self-expression can occur in more civilized ways. He also feels that it is something natural not to be repressed. Language in itself, is man made and so I dispute this particular opinion too.

He may claim that it does not hurt people but I believe it does influence them towards uncouth and unrefined language and manners. Hence, it injures their intellect and cultured-ness. He seems quite arrogant in thinking that no one has the right to tell him not to do something. Somehow it seems to be a rebuttal towards his management who told him to practise caution in his expressions. He feels too that he is showing his real self by this. A person's real self is what is natural in him. The language he uses is what he has acquired, a contradiction! What appalls me is that he feels he is a positive influence on people. Gawk! Yes, he may live in a good way but good language is part of this too.

Monday, April 25, 2011

The Collected Wit and Wisdom of Sherlock Holmes

On Crime:

...when a clever man turns his brain to crime it is the worst of all.
- The Adventure of the Speckled Band

On Detection:

Eliminate all other factors, and the one which remains must be the truth.
- The Sign of the Four

I see no more than you, but I have trained myself to notice what I see.
- The Adventure of the Blanched Soldier

On Education:

Education never ends Watson. It is a series of lessons with the greatest for the last.
- The Adventure of the Red Circle

On Intelligence:

Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it
- The Hound of the Baskervilles

On Nature:

One ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature.
- A Study in Scarlet

On Himself:

I am an omnivorous reader with a strangely retentive memory for trifles.
- The Adventure of the Lion's Mane