Another attempt to make some kind of sense of what's going on east of the Dniester. Ukraine, Russia and Kazakhstan come in for special attention.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Award for idiotic phrase

Whether you agree with the sentiment or not, this sentence (from The Economist, but not it seems by Edward Lucas) surely has to be an award-winner for stupidity:

http://www.economist.com/opinion/displaystory.cfm?story_id=11332356

"Medved means bear in Russian—and the worst way to respond to a bear is to display overt weakness or to scarper in different directions."

Brilliant! Does that hold true for the name Bush, as well, suggesting possibilities of lick, fuck, clip or burn?

1 comment:

Vasyl said...

Great Blair,

Some people clearly are real winners. Haven't seen you for a while! How you keeping?

Bill

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