Cricket and cars…

Cricket and Cars

Comparisons are odious.Comparing apples with oranges and chalk with cheese are common examples, quoted in this context.
 
To compare apples and oranges means to examine the similarities of things that are completely different .For example,comparing the average wages of workers and managers is like trying to compare apples and oranges.The term is usually used to explain that two different things cannot be compared. 

The term chalk and cheese means that two things might possibly be confused as similar but which are in fact,very different. There are several phrases that suggest one thing is interchangeable with another, e.g. ‘a change is as good as a rest’, ‘enough is as good as a feast’. I can’t think of another that specifically draws a distinction between two things like ‘as different as chalk and cheese’. Why the need to make the distinction? After all, chalk and cheese aren’t similar enough for anyone to confuse them.

I chuckled to read a snippet comparing CRICKET with CARS this morning : Here is the snippet :
Sixer! : Drawing a cars and cricket comparison—car sales are slowing down in India and the Indian cricket team’s performance is making all of us cringe— Fiat India CEO Rajeev Kapoor said that both were “temporary blips”. Even though the Indian team hasn’t been able to score a single win in the England series so far, this does not take away from the fact that we are still the world champions—with a lot of promise. Even though car sales are nose-diving today, the fundamentals of the sector remain strong. His comments managed to bring a long-awaited smile onto the faces of the large number of delegates gathered together at the 51st SIAM (Society of Indian Auto Manufacturers) Annual Convention.
What are your views dear readers ? 
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4 Responses
  1. kumarendra mallick says:

    Jatinder ji, ‘C’ is common in cricket and car… and what is uncommon is underperformance, more so by our home ministry that does not take responsibility of terror attacks in Karnataka and UP.

    Kumarendra Mallick, Rhode Island
    Sep 10, 2011

  2. N S Murty says:

    Dear Brocaji, Not only Cricket and car, Congress has also has a capital C. Perhaps we may win our prestige back in October when England visits India,and the car sales and their performance may improve, but there is no chance for Congress to improve its performance. I think it has depreciated so much that we have to put Rs 1 in the Balance Sheet.

    NS Murty, Bangalore
    Sep 10, 2011

  3. J S BROCA says:

    Dear Mallick ji and Murty ji, thanks for reading my posting and making value-addition to it with your precious comments.

    JS Broca, New Delhi
    Sep 11, 2011

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