Disparity Between Political Translation and Human Transliteration

Words are toxic and dangerous things. We currently have a Presidential contender who threatens his opponent with prison if he wins, and if he doesn’t win the election, then that means the election was rigged against him. That sort of clear and obvious threat against Democracy is not just craven and crass, but unwise — however, his threats are precise and clearly inform us all of his intentions and insanity.

We only need to travel back to the United Nations on October 12, 1960 and watch Russian leader Nikita Khrushchev take off his shoe and bang it on the podium while threatening to “bury us” all!

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The Spongeworthy Theory: Hello Old Shoe!

If you’ve lived long enough on the internet, you know when a great thing is absorbed by a bigger thing — notice I didn’t say “grander” thing — the great thing, more often than not, becomes lesser and everything good about it disappears.  This is “The Spongeworthy Theory” in action:  “Please, sir, could I be absorbed to become something more?”  “But of course, laddie, we’ll take your great idea, suck the life out of it — and you’ll become our new old shoe!”

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