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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Recalculating.....make U-turn and drive to indicated route

Seeing the pictures of the Space Shuttle Endeavour making her final journey to the science museum in Los Angeles reminded me of this wonderful report from Mumbai around five years ago.

As the BBC put it, the driver has not been seen since. However, in Indian journalese this would be rendered as "The driver is absconding", a far more delightful phrase. (Indian newspapers are filled with delightfully antiquated and eccentric expressions. In their crime reports police are forever "swooping" to "nab" "miscreants", villages are terrorised by "bandits" or "Naxalites". This guy evidently enjoys it too. And drivers are always absconding.

Update: it was removed, but nobody knows where it went. Which is even funnier.


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