Category Archives: ALLUSION HUNTER-KILLER

I spot illusions! They are my prey! HaHaHa!!

Allusions 28.09.2011

For card’s sake! This is a reference to the phrase ‘for God’s sake!’ which is uttered under very trying and exasperating circumstances. It is one of those none profanity laced phrases that carry the same if not more weight than … Continue reading

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Allusions 27.09.2011

MNS get the fury, NCP the woman scorned. This is brilliant wordplay and it alludes to the adage ‘hell hath no fury as a woman scorned’. This BTW young male readers, is very true. Anyways, the whole point of the … Continue reading

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Allusions 26.09.2011

Law’s Labor Lost! This title is an allusion to Shakespeare’s play ‘Love’s labor Lost’, which many critics argue is his best comedy as it extensively uses wordplay, puns and sarcasm. Also it is supposed to be one of Shakespeare’s more … Continue reading

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Allusions 25.09.2011

Power Struggle This is wordplay, pertaining to the loss of power suffered by certain suburbs of Pune for over 4 days due to the ‘power’ struggle between the MSEB and the Police. Something to do with getting the right papers, … Continue reading

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Allusions 23.09.2011

Annaccesible This article deals with how inaccessible it has become to meet Anna Hazare. Therefore the clever wordplay, as in instead of inaccessible we have annaccessible. Pretty much on the level right. Lets see if we can make any more…. … Continue reading

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Allusions 22.09.2011

Gate Expectations This is an allusion to the novel (And subsequently a movie) Great Expectations written by Charles Dickens. This title is to mean great expectations for the old gate that is being closed. (They are being sarcastic….sigh) Police ‘plot’ … Continue reading

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Allusions 21.09.2011

Finally, DPS gets busy. This is wordplay. Here we are referring to the problem DPS has been facing for the last week or so, namely the transportation of its children. They have now solved the problem by employing buses to … Continue reading

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Allusions 19.09.2011

Gentle men’s club Haha. This is wordplay on Gentleman’s club. The term was used to describe club’s with an exclusive male membership which was quite common up till the middle of the twentieth century. Here the article refers to those … Continue reading

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Allusions 15.09.2011

Lightning strikes twice at Camp Nou. This is in reference to the idiom that ‘lightning never strikes the same place twice’. It is actually quite untrue, but what it means to convey is that when one has undergone an unpleasant … Continue reading

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Allusions 14.09.2011

Year of the supernovak. The wordplay here, is to a supernova. By combining it with Novak Djokovic. A supernova is a very rare phenomenon in which a dying star explodes and ejects most of its mass into space. They are … Continue reading

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