Topic started by Udhaya (@ 126.96.36.199) on Tue May 19 14:40:04 EDT 1998.
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This topic was borne in the Obsession of Lyricists discussion. Since the Favorite Analogies has been an amazing discussion, I felt this topic could deal with the other extreme where people can list stale expressions, analogies. In the English language, no self-respecting poet will use the rose and thorn analogy for love from the Shakespearean age, yet in TFM such expressions are common place. I wish we had critics for TFM lyrics to keep the language fresh. By fresh I certainly don't mean the use of English in TFM. Here are my choice of cliches. The following similies and metaphors should be outright condemned from further use by any song writer:
Anna Nadai, Annam pola nadai
Maan Vizhi and its variations
Vael Vizhi and its variations
Kuyil Kural and its variations
- From: udhaya (@ 188.8.131.52)
on: Wed May 20 15:17:19 EDT 1998
Kadai thoranthum vyabaramae illai? Hmm, sari nanae innum konjum koovi paakiraen.
More outdated expressions that should be left alone:
"Enai Aalum ejamanae . . .un adimai nanae" these sentiments are so sexist and so outdated that any such use only celebrates the submissiveness of the female gender. I hate to use this song as an example because R.V. Uthayakumar is the freshest voice in TFM lyrics in many years, but these sexist sentiments should be condemned in all the poets and writers who use it.
- From: pg (@ 184.108.40.206)
on: Wed May 20 16:02:23 EDT 1998
The rhyme 'Asai-meesai' is cropping up too often in TFM lyrics. The latest I know in Devathai -
'un mElE Asai vachEn
unakkAga meesai vachEn'
- From: aruLarasan (@ psiphi.umsl.edu)
on: Wed May 20 18:13:58 EDT 1998
wondering why nobody turns up here? maybe, it's,
been there done that.
- From: Udhaya (@ 220.127.116.11)
on: Wed May 20 18:44:51 EDT 1998
Perhaps, aruLarasan, but I checked the Archives and no such discussion had taken place. I just wanted to bring some of DF's attention to lyrics, that's all. Anyway, off to other discussions.
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