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14 Mar 2005


Posted by Manas in Friends | 3:19pm

     There are two meanings to claps.  When we clapped after a person's speech is over, it indicates that we are appreciating his speech.  If we clap while the person is speaking, it indicates that his speech was not good ans we are indirectly requesting (or ordering?) him to stop the speech there and please leave the stage.  We did the second thing in our college silver jubilee celebrations. 

     Our prinicipal and other lecturers invited some people as guests and they came.  After a moment our prinicipal asked them to give a speech.  They were tried to speak for a long time.  But we did not gave them that chance....becoz, they were not saying about any interest topic.  All were saying the same words like.... read good.....write good.......behave good.....give respect lecturers....don't comment girls.......it's a very bad habit.... its a great situation in our college etc.,  and we got bored with those sentences and started clapping.  Fortunately one of those guests understood the meaning of our claps and he said the same thing on the stage as I said in the first para and everyone laughed after he said so.  Ofcourse everyone took it lightly.  After his speech, no one talked more than 10 minutes.  We feeled bore during that ten minutes too.

     On the next day, the prinicipal called us (my friends and me) and asked, "why did you do so in the last day?". and we said that we feeled bore with their speeches.  The lecturers also agreed with our opinion (even the prinicipal too)  and laughed by remembering our claps.... and left us with happy and smiley faces...That' is the power of claps..........

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