Friday, September 19, 2008

Dear Sir

Look who got published in The Economist (a while ago, and on-line, but still, pretty cool).

Hint: it's not me.

4 comments:

David Beeson said...

Good for Amynah - a well delivered blow against some pretty backward writing...

BBC Radio 4 does a good programme on Thursday afternoons, called 'The Material World', on science in the general area of geology. A couple of weeks ago it was from Liverpool, 'capital of culture' (surely a contradiction in terms there somewhere), and specifically from the Cavern Club where the Beatles played. So he kept quoting from various Beatles songs, often simply in speech, backed a few seconds later by a short burst of the music. This week, he read out an e-mail from a woman who congratulated him on having at one point had an all-woman panel dealing with one of the subjects he examined, but then criticising him for having signed off saying 'thank you, girls.'

He pointed out that his words had actually been 'all I have to say is thank you girls' (I think I've got that right). And added 'they weren't actually my words' - followed by the line of the Beatles song he'd been quoting.

I suppose the put-down is the other way around from Amynah's, but I liked it just as much.

Putters-down of the world stand up! You have nothing to lose but your patronisers, you have your dignity to win!

Mark Reynolds said...

She is quick - lots of time to come up with witty comebacks, while walking from handbag store to handbag store.

Didn't realize you had a blog going - I'll add you to my links forthwith, so that you might benefit from the flood of my dozens, errr, several... few? pair? of readers.

Anonymous said...

And now a visual addendum to Amynah's Letter to the Economist...
Step 1: [Amynah points two fingers at her eyes]
Step 2: [Amynah points two fingers at the Economist's eyes]
Step 3: [Amynah draws hand across throat]
I must say that has become one of our favourite gestures...
Tim

Natalie Joan said...

Ha! Way to go Amynah. I love it.