29 August 2010

The Frank Johansson "scum state" controversy is over!

Of course, the Elders were furious reading this headline:

CHAIRMAN OF FINNISH AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL CALLS ISRAEL A SCUM STATE.......

But, after some investigation, it appears that the whole brouhaha was a matter of a misunderstanding. First of all, take a look at the so called "Chairman":

Isn't it clear to any unprejudiced eye that it's a Chairwoman? Maybe dressed a bit mannishly, but so what?

And then there is a matter of translation. JP made it clear that it wasn't "scum" after all, but rather "douchebag". And this changes the picture radically. It has become known to the Elders that, when used by a woman, "douchebag" is a term of endearment in Finland. Here is the object itself:

It is nice, it is useful, it's totally non-threatening. And it is pink!

So, we say, let's all cool it. Everything is peachy, folks. Peace...

6 comments:

Dick Stanley said...

A woman, yep, no doubt about it. Could double as her handbag. It IS pink. All it needs is a Hello Kitty logo.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Uhu.

jams o donnell said...

A douchebag is a fine accompaniment fro the man as he's obviously a twat!

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Take care with this: for all I know, twat is also a term of endearment in Finland ;)

David All said...

Given this man or woman's idiocy, being either scum or a douchebag would be an improvement! 

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Oh yes!