25 July, 2006

The world is my oyster.

Weren't Emiratis of the past known to be pearl divers? The world for the Emirati in days long gone may have been oysters, but the world for the Emirati today is more like, well...the world. Read more at A Word A Day.

BTW... who is the famous quote above attributed to? Any trivia whizzes in the house?


sand in the vaseline said...

With your post / article - you don't seem to draw any conclusions or add any opinion?

I don't really agree that backing down on DP World deal in the US was a mistake either.

Why, then the world's mine oyster,
Which I with sword will open.
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616 "The Merry Wives of Windsor", Act 2 scene 2

"The world is your lobster" Del Boy. Peckham. circa 1985.

BD said...

It may be interesting to debate the DP World/US port controversy again although it is no longer the topic of the day.

I don't think I would argue that backing down on the ports deal was not the right thing to do. But I would argue that it was for all the wrong reasons. DP World and its ports deal were, in my strong opinion, unfairly attacked--the whole deal entirely mis-characterized by the US Congress. The international media should have done a better job of exposing the Congress's sham.

Great job on the quote! Now did you just know that or did you Google it? I admit I had to Google it. My first guess was Oscar Wilde.

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