Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Vacuous and Verbose- 10

“Inflation has gone up because prices of food articles have gone up” the Finance Minister Mr Pranab Mukherjea told reporters today. (source)

I am reminded of:

1) The standard reason for delay as given by airlines : "The departure is delayed on account of late arrival of incoming aircraft” . As if the airline is not responsible for that.

2) A statement attributed to Calvin Coolidge: “When people lose jobs, unemployment results”. What Pranab is saying is similar “When food prices go up, inflation results. Don’t blame me or the Congress party for that”.


Balajisblog said...

Raj - Pranabda, with his pronounced NE Indian accent would have most likely said " Ben foood prijes go uup, inplasun rejults. Don't blame me oor the Coongrej party por that". Like Balaram Naidu, Pranabda can speak 5 languages in Bengali.

Raj said...

Balaji, you are right. Maybe I should have titled this Bacuous and Berbose-10.