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Mimic

An imitation that sends a false signal.
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COMEDY Paul Chowdhry is constantly challenging and relentlessly inventive, his comedy fuels an eclectic set punctuated by impressive feats of mimicry and verbal dexterity.
30 (ANI): Popular Malayalam actor and a mimicry artist Abi passed away at a Kochi hospital on Thursday.
Biologist Alison Center will discuss the strategies that butterflies use to avoid being eaten, including mimicry, camouflage and warnings.
After some explanations about sociocultural background of some Iranian women in diaspora as well as discussions about title and cover of the memoirs, this article will explain Homi Bhabha's postcolonial theories of hybridity, mimicry and stereotype and the applications of these concepts to the context of immigration.
BLUNDER blond Boris Johnson's excruciating Goodness Gracious Me "clinky" Indian mimicry in a Bristol gurdwara, triggering a dressing down from a Brit Sikh for droning on about booze, fuels speculation the woeful Foreign Secretary, left, would be sacked if the Cons won again.
A Turf local who preferred skating flatground, a 40-ish shredder who eschews Indys and quarterpipes for Krux and a good nollie heel, McGuire has never followed the crowd, though his signature maneuver, the Hot Pizza, is ripe for Internet mimicry.
A highly theoretical book with a dense historical and scholarly scaffold, Kafka's Blues works toward a singularly profound philosophical insight, located somewhere in the vicinity of a talking animal's narrative of mimicry as the (negative) "way out": there, writes Thompson, not only speech but thought itself is shown to be mimicry, so that "aping" thought is a kind of mimicry of mimicry, and this is the specifically human status of thought.
Given Mahal's natural comedic delivery of any line, her mimicry of the controversial senator has got netizens laughing if not asking what she was actually saying, among others.
Camouflage and mimicry are the two best-known animal defenses," says Tom Sherratt.
This species actually uses mimicry in three different ways during its various life stages.
Once free, the brothers use their talent for mimicry whenever they face trouble, hiding behind the persona of their favourite film characters.
Exciting chapters on copying movements, copying coverings, animal communities, and even a chapter on animals copying people present examples of mimicry across species and back again.