Friday, May 12, 2006

How to Translate

While not entirely accurate, this translation of the Iranian President's latest letter to President Bush seems to capture the essence....


At 10:41 AM, Blogger codemorse said...

What was interesting to me about the letter was how it combined insult toward the West (the United States is corrupt...Democracy was failed globally...) with respectful, seemingly sincere commentary (noting that Bush follows the prophet Jesus...appending "Praise Be Unto Him" after each mention of the Son's name as a show of respect).

At 11:06 AM, Blogger Jabawacefti said...

What surprised me about it, aside from what you've mentioned, is how childish it appears.

It's like diplomacy between nations held at a 2nd grade level.

Dear George,
You are mean. I hate you. Democracy is dumb. Why does everyone hate you? You should be nice. Jesus was nice.
-Iran Prez

At 11:27 AM, Blogger codemorse said...

You make me laugh.

Laugh, laugh, laugh.

Til' my sides are splitting.

And I'm coughing blood.


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