November 20, 2006

"Supreme Court to hear plea for creamy layer exclusion."

Headline of the day!

5 comments:

Drew W said...
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Drew W said...

"Creamy layer exclusion?"

Now I've got a picture in my head of the Indian Supreme Court being pelted with Oreos.

Paul Zrimsek said...

The Indian law of tortes is apparently much like our own.

amba said...

Huh?

I read the whole article and I still don't know WTF they're talking about. You hadda be there, I guess.

When I read your headline I thought "layer" was going to be a typo for "lawyer." I had no idea how to account for the "creamy" though.

I still don't.

Ann Althouse said...

Amba: I know. Speaking English is not enough here. I think it has to do with the scope of hereditary privileges.

We use "cream" in a metaphorical way to refer to the elite. The cream rises to the top... Not a good image for inherited privilege though, as it seems to me to represent meritocracy.