Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Don't Call The British "Thick"

"They have plundered the world in the last 500 years and the young lad in charge now is even more stupid than his predecessor. It's as if God has made this nation servants of America and Zionists. England has nothing. Its inhabitants are not human, its officials are not responsible, and it doesn't even have any natural resources. (They are) a bunch of thick people ruled by a mafia."
-Mohammad Reza Rahimi, vice president of Iran, upset the British Foreign Office with his comments about that nation. Knifecrime Island's man in Tehran, ambassador Simon Gass, responded that "when a high-ranking official who represents the Islamic Republic of Iran makes such insulting remarks about the people of another country, it reflects badly only on the person who made such remarks." It is unusual that the government reacts to Iranian rhetoric, but, as the Daily Mail points out, "calling the British ‘thick' is new."

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Not a bad rant, actually.

Flashman (#418)

England does have 17% of the world's known chalk reserves.
Like money in the bank, that is.

Mister_Neutron (#5,921)

This is all the result of a mistranslation. By "thick," Rahimi meant that the British have large penises.

doubled277 (#2,783)

Which by god is true

Sean Peters (#6,014)

Ross Douthat was just going on about how straight marriage was thick. Or, at least thicker than other sorts of relationships. I think it was supposed to be a good thing.

C_Webb (#855)

Simon needs to work on the syntax of his trash talk. WAY too many dependent clauses.

Lockheed Ventura (#5,536)

The British Embassy in Tehran is located on "Bobby Sands Street" so the Iranians have a definite sense of humour when it comes to their British insults.

Jeff Barea (#4,298)

You'd think that little twit Ahmadi-Nejad would have the balls to call me out directly.

But no, he just has his people hint around like the scared little bitch he is.

egad (#1,355)

Heh heh ‘bunch of cow herders'. I know its an insult, but I am too amused by a grown man, a vice president, presenting this as an argument in a speech.

Really the only reasonable response is 'sticks and stones…'

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