During a recent conversation between me and Mr. Ranganathan, he shared a dialogue from a play written by Shakespear
The dialogue is between Napoleon (?) and a Shoe Mender ,I do not know whether i have written the exact dialogue though
Napolean: " What are you doing" ?
The Shoe Mender: I am mending a sole
Napolean: Mending Soul?
He asked me whether i can translate the above dialogue in to Sinhalese language
i didn't really do the research yet, to find a pair of suitable, Proper term in Sinhala but i am certain that i will be able to search a better set of words for that.
The conversation between me and Mr. Ranganathan was based on something similar
anyhow i thought it is good to use above dialogue to share my views on the topic i chose today, ' The appropriateness of the terms we use' in our dialogues
i am wondering whether we will be able to find any youngsters who are using the term peace without mixing it with the term piece in the near future
it is not that they do not really know the meanings of the terms they use, they sometimes know better than the adults. They learn these at Schools, Universities; 'the right usage of words', appropriateness of the words ( i am referring it to the the youngsters) with regard to what we discuss, what we explain
They very well understand the term 'piece' i am sure, because some use 'piece' ( kaella /
Piece of paper is something vital than a piece of mango, depending on the need of the person though
A piece of paper you find binned after using may carry some useful information or vitamin facts of mangoes or an article about nutritional values of mangoes relating it to health factors
if you use an original term for a different reason, purpose, to describe something indirectly, you should , similalry know how does something like that affect you, the public, or the group you are involved with. Perhaps, that is what you believe or think is right but there are differences between what public think is right and what you think is right, sometimes.
when you use public media, keep that in your mind, please. people don't always admire what ever the public figures say though they are the responsible people whom they selected using their votes