November 16, 2007Aside

Weekend Mood: Prime Minister Govardhan Brown

The Uncle_ji_ from the excellent Goodness Gracious Me would have approved:

This is an archived blog post from The Acorn.

Welcoming the Prime Minister to the multi-party reception attended by over 100 MPs and 200 community leaders to celebrate the Hindu festival of light, Ramesh Kallidai, secretary general of the [Hindu] Forum of Britain said, One of the meanings of the word Gordon’ in Gaelic is a hill with meadows’ . But in Sanskrit, the sacred language of the Hindus, we have a word for this too. It is a name for Lord Krishna, and it also refers to a sacred hill, called Govardhan’. We would therefore like to welcome you as an honorary member of our community, not as Gordon Brown, but as Govardhan Brown.” [Pickled Politics]

Gaelic, as we all know, is only a branch of Sanskrit.



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