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Insults around the world by sighthound on 16 December 2008 6:46am
 
The shoes thrown at Bush in Bagdad have opened up discussions about the differences in insults between cultures:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/talk/2008/12/around_the_world_in_insults.html
 
Re: Insults around the world by tucsonmike on 16 December 2008 1:31pm
 
LOL! Bush showed he still has athletic moves in dodging the shoes.
 
Re: Insults around the world by kazzzz on 16 December 2008 1:42pm
 
Apparently the guy who threw the shoes has become a national celebrity!
 
Re: Insults around the world by Spursfan on 16 December 2008 2:26pm
 
Yes there's a pic in the paper of a crowd with people holding shoes aloft.

Now WHAT does that remind me of...... !!

;)
 
Re: Insults around the world by mrsthing on 16 December 2008 9:20pm
 
Apparently what he said as he threw the shoes was, "This one is a goodbye kiss, you dog! This one is for all the widows and orphans of people killed in Iraq!"

Arabs consider dogs filthy and disgusting. They won't buy anything with a representation of a dog on it. So to call someone a dog is a huge insult.
 
Re: Insults around the world by kazzzz on 16 December 2008 10:52pm
 
I saw that too Anne, I laughed my head off!! It was on our news, a procession of people all holding shoes in the air.

I don't feel sorry for Bush at all, you reap what you sow.
 
Re: Insults around the world by bIG bLOGGER on 17 December 2008 4:24pm
 
Yes,kazzzz,let's start a national protest:if you didn't like Bush's decision to bomb innocent civilans in Iraq and Afghanistan,send in your old shoes to your national newspaper with a Christmastime message,somethinglike:

<<I resent what that dog did in shitting on the good people of other nations and wrecking their honest-to-goodness faith...(etc)....>>
 
Re: Insults around the world by geordiegirl on 17 December 2008 4:58pm
 
Missed this, a bit, Great to hear about it. Would hope it brings a few things home to him.

Yes, it's illuminating what others think of as insults. A Moroccan man (in Morocco) once said to a relative (a really liberal-outlook person & strong
feminist) - who wouldn't buy from his tray -

'F**k you. F**k your mother. F**k Christmas.'

It was the Christmas bit that really made her laugh (she wasn't actually that bothered about her mother).
 
Re: Insults around the world by johnnythemonkey on 17 December 2008 6:38pm
 
Maybe he said (or meant to say) Fcuk Christians.
 
Re: Insults around the world by mrsteabag on 17 December 2008 8:05pm
 
Hey, didja know that a game has been created so that you, too, can test your virtual pitching skills? I was against both messes in the first place. We have friends who have relatives in both places. Some of them have developed a fondness for dogs since moving here, though. :)
 
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