This definition of a popular dance:
- Jive: lively and uninhibited peppered with a lot of swining movements.
There you go, that explains why my partners keep whacking me when I do the jive! I've been doing it with a lot of cattling and wolfing movements, not to mention the corresponding sounds. OK, I'm off to perfect my swining movements now. Particularly that sort of snuffling motion with my nose ...
This tip from a particular Bombay hostess about inviting guests to a party:
- She plans her guest list based on the purpose of the party. If it is a business [meal], the guests will generally be corporate, business associations. If it is a social do, the guests are usually friends or people they know at a personal level.
Ah. Now I would never have figured that distinction out. Also, for my parties I've been inviting people I know at an impersonal level. Must explain why nobody shows up.
These excerpts from an article about audio systems for your car:
- "The car has become an average Mumbaiite's second home ..." says Jacob Koshy, proprietor, J&B Sound.
"The craving for high-end car audio systems is even more prevalent among the younger generation ..." explains Taher Plumber, proprietor, Radio House.
[Koshy also suggests what cables you should use for your system:]
RC cable: Rs 1,000 per metre (You will require 40-50 metres).
Speaker cable: AudioPlus SEC 8502 -- Rs 1,000 per metre (you will need 20 metres).
Very enlightening. As always, I have some questions.
First, if it is "expensive" you mean to say, why not say "expensive"? Why use "high-end"?
Aside: This reminds me of a time I went with a friend to an audio store. For no reason I could discern, he had set his heart on the brand name "Vector Research", whose virtues I cannot vouch for. After listening to the salesdrone for several stultifying minutes, my friend piped up and asked brightly: "Do you have anything by Vector Research?"
The salesdrone nose lifted perceptibly, and his plastic smile turned into a sneer. "Vector Research," he sniffed, "is not high-end."
Well and truly put in our place, we tucked our tails between our legs and sidled out. End of Aside.
Second, wire at Rs 1000/m? What is this, gold-plated stuff? But more important, why would a car stereo need 70 metres of wire? Will the wire be wound around the steering column and the gearshift and the headrests, perhaps?
Third, I really want to know, who is this "average" Mumbaiite who treats the car as a "second home"?
Oh, but I get it. A second home, and in homes you need clotheslines. So that's what you need all that wire for, to hang clothes from in your car. You average Mumbaiite, you!