Word of the Week #28:

Juxtaposition

Okay, let me just take a moment and say that the choice of word has nothing to do with the date. I do not intend to follow the overplayed Good vs Evil theme.

Instead, let us talk about the very concept of comparisons…

Now, comparisons are obviously important. You cannot know how good something is, unless you have had something else, be it better or worse. However, is comparison really necessary? And to what end?

For instance, if you eat a bowl of Maggi noodles, and then rant about how Stir-fry Udon Noodle with Shredded Roast Duck and XO Sauce you had at Hakkasan was infinitely better, and how you will never eat noodles anywhere else ever, you sound like a big douche.

If you have to compare Maggi with something, do so with Top Ramen, and see if it stacks up. I don’t think it does, but well, to each his own.

On the other hand, if you think Maggi is the best thing in the world since sliced bread, then I don’t even know what to say, but weep for the future of humanity.

Of course, this is a literary blog, more or less, but the analogy does hold true…

Now I return to my Top Ramen…


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Stir-fry Udon Noodle with Shredded Roast Duck and XO Sauce, at Hakkasan, NY
[Image Source: Miss Fiora’s Blog]
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Yashas Mahajan

Author of Arrkaya: Origins, now available online... Increasingly being referred to as The Writer Guy...

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