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Monday, December 15, 2008

You Dog!

Iraqi reporter throws shoes at Bush, calls him dog
Reuters - Sun Dec 14, 12:57 PM ET Sent 94 times

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi reporter called visiting U.S. President George W. Bush a "dog" in Arabic on Sunday and threw his shoes at him during a news conference in Baghdad.
Let's talk about this Bush vs reporter shoe throwing thing a bit, shall we?

I was listening to Adam Carolla for a couple minutes on the way into work this morning. He was talking about the reporter throwing the shoe at President Bush and calling him a dog during the press conference in Iraq. The point Carolla was trying to convey was that in different cultures, different insults carry different weight.

For instance, in the camel-fucker culture, calling someone a dog is supposed to be one of the most demeaning insults you can possibly inflict upon someone.

Over here, we call a guy a motherfucker or a cocksucker. We call a woman a bitch, slut, cunt, ... whatever. Asshole, fuckhead or shit-for-brains all seem to be ageless, genderless insults.

So, my point? If you're going to travel abroad, or if you're planning on hosting a visitor from another culture, it may behoove you to learn not only the traditions, habits and cuisine, but also the insults.

Someone telling me "You lie down with dogs." Big deal. The dog crawls up on my lap for a nap almost every night while I'm watching teevee. Some people's dogs even sleep in or on the bed with them.
And to call someone a monkey? Hmmm. Sounds to me like they may be good in the sack.

And if I were to call some middle easterners fat cows, they may take that as a compliment. Since some of them worship cows, being a fat one may mean you're healthy and living beyond your means. Calling someone in another country a goat fucker could be no big deal either, since they do that all the time anyway.

Naw, if you're really going to call Bush a bad name, read some of the lefty blogs and jot down a few notes. You can use those in your press conference while you're hurling your flea infested, smelly, size 10's at the podium.


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