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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Quotes from the Workdesk

Narikela-pāka: Books come in three levels of accessibility—the grape style, easily available to anyone; the banana style, where you have to peel off the outer layer; and the coconut style, where the reader has to work hard to crack open the text in order to reach the soft inner substance.





By killing their husbands, Śiva reduced these women to widows who cannot wear earrings.


[Bibliographic entry] Lalita, G. Tĕlugulo cāu-kavitvam. Vijayavada: Kwality Publishers, 1981.

3 comments:

moi said...

(Or, the macadamia nut: too much trouble.)

Is there a word (Greek in origin perhaps) for women who kill their husbands?

czar said...

Too good a straight line. We're not playing Rowan and Martin here.

Fleurdeleo said...

Take away my man, but don't touch my jewelry, bitch.

Nice pair of haiku, Csar. Glad to see you posted before your upcoming adventure!