Alien Accents

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John Lennon: “War is over, if you want it.
War is over, yeahhhhh”

Princess Chrisanta: “Well, thanks — but no thanks”.

Old Fashioned Santa (to Princess Chrisanta): “Ho-Ho-Ho —
Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas. Even when Moses
Attempted the sea it cleaved in two. God made things….”

Charles Darwin: “God? What God?”

John Lennon: “God is a concept by which
We measure our pain. I say it again:
God is a concept by which we measure our pain. Yes we do”

Don’t believe in Bible.
Don’t believe in Jesus.
Don’t believe in Hitler
Don’t believe in Buddha.
Don’t believe in kings.
Don’t believe in yoga
Don’t believe in Zimmerman
Just believe in me — Yoko and me.

Mahinda: “That’s reality”

English Dept Student: “There is no reality, but realities”.

A Better English Dept Student: “Our reality is our fantasy; or vice versa”.

Cosmopolitan: “The multiplicity of our reality”.

Malinda Seneviratne (2008): “What is this multi-ethnic consciousness?
I don’t understand what you mean”.

Malinda Seneviratne (2009): “Still don’t get it”

Malinda Seneviratne (2010): “Nope — not there yet” and p.s: I’m busy
Washing clothes. Gonna hang them linen across
Eight columns (If possible more)”.

Macbeth: “The Thane of Cowdor lives.
Why dress me in borrowed robes?”

Varia: “Only if God would help us”.

John Lennon: “I say it again: God is a concept
By which we measure our pain. Yes we do”

Beckett: “Waiting for Godot”.

Princess Chrisanta: “Waiting in the harbour.
Come see me now retained
From the LTTE”

Anchor of Princess Chrisanta: “Eh? LTTE?
What LTTE? Whose LTTE?”

Billy Ocean (to Anchor of Princess Chrisanta): “Suddenly,
Life has new meaning to me… You wake up suddenly….” and

Ellawala: “If the Executive President says
‘bois’…well, I think it’s quite okay to bois.
After all, he de buwa”

Dubois: “The second sex”

Mahinda: “Sex films are banned — first, second
Or third: them, violate man’s culture”

English Dept Student: “Why ‘man’? Why not
‘Human’? Why prioritize?”

Arjie: “Because because”

1st Citizen: “I’m voting General”
2nd Citizen: “I’m voting him, too”
3rd Citizen: “General”
1st Citizen: “Mahinda”
2nd Citizen: “Hey, you already voted”
(1st Citizen looks cowed)

Princess Chrisanta: “Waiting in the harbour.
Come see me now retained
From the LTTE”

2nd Year Undergraduate: “Ei, ban, umba moona ellan?”

2nd 2nd Year Undergraduate: “Naha, ban — mama me nava enakan innava.
Goda yaa.ganna vidihak nathuva”

Minister of Agriculture: “Goda idam as.vaddeemen rajaya laba athi laabaya…”

Bus Board: “Ratnapura – Idangoda”.

Another Bus Board: “Maharagama – Ihala Bope”

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