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mercredi, mars 29, 2006

Ariadne's Indian English


Ariadne Massa interviews Roger Moore in today's Times. At one point she has this to say about the former Bond actor:

"Strangely enough, The Man with the Golden Gun has never liked guns and the image of him holding a weapon is not one he is particularly keen on promoting, especially since he did not wish to come across as a gun-totting hero with the younger generation."

There must be something about Times journalists (present or past) and India. At first I thought Massa's was slip, a typo - you see. "Gun-totting" instead of "gun toting" just involves an extra shake on the "t" doesn't it. But then a quick google to dispel any doubts turns up a surprising result. The "totting" error is in fact quite common in Kerala, India where the correspondents insist on the double-t. Ah well... still... Moore seems to have enjoyed his stay.

4 commentaires:

Antoine Cassar a dit…

He's not keen on holding a weapon, but he'll do it for fame and money...

... but he was James Bond so perhaps he can be forgiven. Some macho boys are different to others...

wwwitchie a dit…

Imma kif ma tistax taghmel typo bik :) Halliha naqra ... jew qed tistieden lil min joqghod ifettaq f'li tikteb int? :) And I got the dig about India ta gustuz, issa naraw int meta tigi lura minn Cuba x'se taghmel...

david a dit…

Hot totty? Bond had plenty of those on his arm. And they'd often say things related to guns and pockets too.

Hsejjes a dit…

gun totting? ughhhhhhhhh!!!!