10 March 2010

Stuckists, Shortists and some translation issues

A visiting Iraqi woman professor refers to the invasion as the "liberation" of Iraq. Hands shoot up in the audience among the host professors. "You must be referring to the 'occupation'". "No, the liberation". "There must be a translation problem" conclude the hosts.
The orthodoxy of our learned betters is to be admired as much as that of any religious fundamentalists. Just don't call them stupid...

Via Mick Hartley.