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Should I — Could I — Be Mad At West Indian Carlos Brathwaite For The Rush Of Blood To His Head?

by Anura Guruge



Click image to access post from 3-years ago when Carlos was THE MAN.


He, Carlos Brathwaite, with his quite brilliant & incredible maiden ODI century had got the asking rate down to BELOW a run-per-ball. They only had one (damn) wicket left.

They had a 7 balls in which to get 6 runs.

Oh, NO!

Carlos goes for the glory shot.

How stupid.

The private school in London I attended, 1969 to 1971, Mill Hill had an astute slang term for such behavior: Munda Logic (literally African logic).

This was classic Munda Logic. He can’t help it. He is programmed as such.

Now, I can empathize, though I as a cricketer was a true midget compared to Carlos’ occasional bouts of being an outworldly giant. Yes, I have swung the bat way too many times when I did not have too. But, I was never playing in the World Cup or in a match that we had to win.

This was so, so, so unnecessary and he knew it AFTER he did it. That is Munda logic. It never occurred to him beforehand.

Well, it would appear that my two favorite teams, South Africa and the West Indies are out of this World Cup.

C’est la vie. Both teams played liked pillocks. I am ashamed on both.

Good world cup. Good matches and more to come.

But, Brathwaite … WHY?

He will have nightmares for weeks to come. And he should.



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‘Munda Logic’ At Its Very Best — Trying To Push A Truck From Inside!

by Anura Guruge


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I saw this on Facebook this morning and it just cracked me up. Judging from the kids it is definitely from Africa.

They are trying to free a truck stuck on an embankment.

One guy is pushing REALLY, REALLY hard while standing on the truck bed.

Classic.

Immediately reminded me of the phrase ‘Munda Logic‘ from my school days in London.

I attended ‘Mill Hill’ Public School (meaning it was a fee-paying private school) from 1969 to 1971 before they expelled me for being a disruptive influence.

Pretty famous school — the place where the VENERABLE “Oxford English Dictionary” (OED) was born! Yep. Look it up.

The alumni include Francis Crick, the co-discoverer of DNA, and Sir Denis Thatcher, Margaret’s illustrious (2nd) husband.

It was a school with a lot of exposure to the British Empire in its heyday.

There were two expressions that were OFTEN used at the school, during my time, that were pithy, very precise and what today would be called quite racists — though they were not meant to be.

The first was ‘Play the White Man‘. It meant do the right thing. Stiff upper lip and all of that. Basically said, act like a British gentleman. ‘Play the White Man’. I still love and use that phrase. ‘Play the White Man’

The other was ‘Munda Logic’. The above picture is ‘Munda Logic’ epitomized.

‘Munda Logic’ — African Logic!

There was this realization that Africans, at the time, had a different thought process to others. Well, see above.

‘Wog’ was another favorite word. I was a wog — though I really wasn’t. Jesus was a wog — in that wog is specific to men from the Middle East (and NOT the far east).

So, Munda Logic.


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by Anura Guruge


The Word ‘Dotard’ — Origins & Synonyms.

by Anura Guruge


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Dotard origins by Anura Guruge in NHlifefree.com

Dotard origins by Anura Guruge in NHlifefree.com


It, i.e., ‘dotard’, was a word I was familiar with (given my very British heritage) — though, of course, living in the U.S. I had not heard it in a long time. I am sure I first encountered it at the Public (i.e., private) School I attended, in North London, “Mill Hill School” — the read birthplace of the ‘Oxford English Dictionary‘ and the alma mater of Denis Thatcher (Margaret’s husband). It was a school rich in vocabulary and idioms, my two favorites, that I still treasure and use being: “Play the White Man” (i.e., do the right thing) and “Munda Logic” (African/black logic). Both are very profound and have many applications.


Dotard:

  • An old person in their dotage.

    That is where the word comes from ‘dote’ + ‘-ard‘.
    -ard‘ denotes someone with a specific condition — as in drunkard.
    Dote‘ refers to an imbecile!

  • An old person with impaired intellect.

Origins:

Old English.

1st known usage was by the inimitable Geoffrey Chaucer in his beyond ionic ‘The Canterbury Tales‘ — in “The Wife of Bath’s Prologue“. It went: “Til they be wedded; olde dotard shrewe!”

Then it was Edmund Spenser (above) in 1590 & then Shakespeare (above) ~1598.


Synonyms:

  • old man, elder, senior citizen, old codger, geezer, old duffer, pantaloon, graybeard.
    ….
  • senile, fogy, fuddy-duddy

So what do YOU think? You think ‘they’ got it right?


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Where Is Nelson Mandela’s Body? I Have Yet To See It? I Haven’t Even Seen The Casket. What Is The Deal Here?

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

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CNN, which always appears to have trouble covering important overseas events,
has managed to set a new sorry, abysmal record for ineptitude
with the Mandela coverage.

I watch at least two hours of CNN every day,
from around 8:20 to 9:20 and then at night between 7 and 8.
So, I always catch the 9 a.m. news.

I have yet to see Mandela’s body.

I NEED to see Mandela’s body.

I can’t even find it on Google News.

What is the deal here.

I even checked the BBC.

Something is awry. I don’t like it.

Click to access. Some good pictures. But NONE of the body.

Click to access. Some good pictures. But NONE of the body.

 I am so fed up hearing about the damn, duplicitous
‘fake’ interpreter.

Click to access. Check Google news for the other 630 stories.

Click to access. Check Google news for the other 630 stories.

What is the BIG deal here? We are talking about South Africa?

Yes, given that I follow all Test playing countries and I do know a few South Africans, I know a bit more about S. A. than most.

How many of YOU actually have even heard of the current S.A. president, the ANC Jacob ‘the polygamist’ Zuma, the rape allegations and how he paid 10 cows for a child bride?

That is South Africa.

There are three (3) words that have always helped me understand Africans — including the Kenyan Barack Hussein Obama II, the disgraceful president of the U.S. of A.

Those three words are:
Munda Logic‘ &
Eysenck.

When you are familiar with Eysenck and ‘Munda Logic’, fake interpreters, Obama’s (yet more stupidity) ‘selfie at funeral‘ or Obama’s FRAUD when it comes to ObamaCare are all easy to rationalize and reconcile. Basically it is par for the course. That is how they do things.

But, that I can’t see Mandela’s body bothers me.

Enough said.

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