A war was fought in the 16th century between Thailand and Myanmar -- then known as Siam and Burma, respectively -- over disputed ownership of four white elephants
Well, Well, Well': Cross-Gendered Autobiography and the Manuscript of'Hills Like White Elephants
I will then discuss the significance of white elephants
in Buddhist cosmology and how European observers misinterpreted the importance of these creatures.
As much as the Burmese kings sought the power that white elephants
provided, they were terrified when one of their white elephants
IF you want to know the meanings of the title phrases, buy the book, Red Herrings And White Elephants
, by Albert Jack (John Blake, pounds 9.
The title describes the hills as being "like white elephants
" rather than as "hills [that look] like white elephants
It worked for Julia Roberts in Borneo and last night it was the turn of multimillionairess girl-next-goor Meg Ryan to head off to some far flung destination and examine one of the rarest animals on the planet - the white elephant
In the meantime, warns Swindell, politicians chase white elephants
in their downtowns.
Compared to such porcine lunacy, the artist who comes up with a genuine white elephant
in preference to, say, a dead horse hanging from a roof, may actually be able to make Chris Smith do a re-think on the cultural value of white elephants
With the price of oil and natural gas escalating, concerns about global warming rising and electricity markets deregulating, these onetime white elephants
are starting to look more like cash cows.
So come on, let's make some good decisions that could draw the crowds into the city and make the most of what is good and maybe get rid of all the eyesores and white elephants
that do nothing for us except bring bad publicity.
Because tapping the city's budget to turn three actual elephants into white elephants
is unfair to residents.