Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Why So Serious?

I not only watch my step these days, I have even started watching my smile. I no longer give liberty to my facial muscles albeit I might be misunderstood. I feel obliged to educated my friends and readers on usage of smile to avoid embarrassment and ignominy though in the process they might have to forgo some royal attention from the media monkeys.

Mr Rathore had been in news more for his 'smirk' than his wrongdoing which undid him; I nearly split my guts. The 'smirk' was read and interpreted as an affected expression of a powerful Mr Rathore for which he was almost lynched by media. Mr Rathore might have misread the situation and wanted to display fortitude which he recently cleared that he learned it from one of our late prime minister in the process inviting more wrath and fury for being a loudmouth (or was he trying to say that he would have the last laugh). Mr Rathore better wipe his smile smirk and zip his lips.

Lesson 1 - Practice your smile.

Mr Rathore should have practiced his smile. He should have had a 'grimace' than a 'smirk' expressing his anxiety and troubled state of mind but it seems his misfitted denture might have stretched the muscles a little too far giving out his actual expression - the smirk.

Lesson 2 - Learn the meaning and the usage of different smile types.

grin - to draw back the lips and reveal the teeth; the media is having a field day over Mr Rathore's retort and the media bosses are grinning.

beam - smile radiantly; the journalists beamed when they captured the news bite from Mr Rathore.

smirk - smile affectedly or derisively; Mr Rathore smirked and rest is history.

sneer - smile contemptuously; no example

grimace - contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state; Mr Rathore didn't grimaced when he came out of the court.

Lesson 3 - One should know history of smile.

Many biologists think the smile started as a sign of fear. Primalogist traces the smile back over 30 million years of evolution to the "fear grin". Monkeys and apes used barely clenched teeth to portray to predators that they were harmless. Biologists believe the smile has evolved differently among species and especially among humans.

What say you? And by the way has any one heard of the "Pan American smile".

Keep smiling.

6 comments:

Harsh Nema said...

the smile has to be honest :)

and laugh can never be the last one (mentioning who has the last laugh)

Anonymous said...

Well written, please write more :)

Anonymous said...

smile is a gud therapy..but no smiling over the back fence:)

kamal sharma said...

I smile thats what I am. Thanks for reading ;).

prakash said...

keep smiling.............:)

Samantha said...

hope u keep ur smile ongoing for ever!!!