Okay really, I promise this is the last word for now. It was just too funny to pass up: Te-ai certat cu şeful? Te supără soacra? Te strâng pantofii? Cineva e gata să te asculte la Ambasada SUA. Or in English (my translation): Have you argued with your boss? Is your mother-in-law pissing you off? Are you shoes pinching your feet? Well, someone is ready … Continue reading Last Word For Now
Yesterday after going half-blind reading (and translating) all those Wikileaks cables, I realized there was heavy use of the word “interlocutor”. I for one was more familiar with its grammatical meaning but in the terms of these cables, it means something else: An interlocutor is someone who informally explains the views of a government and also can relay messages back to a government. Because an … Continue reading Interlocutors Eat Cheese
Holy moley guacamole! Somehow the website HotNews.ro got ahold of some new Wikileaks documents concerning Romania and there are some doozies in there. First, however, a note of caution. I’ve searched through all of the public databases on released Wikileaks documents and not seen any of the ones mentioned by HotNews. I’ve also searched through other Romanian media and it seems that HotNews is the … Continue reading Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!
I noticed in the last few hours that the (Romanian) media has been buzzing because one of the latest documents from Wikileaks mentions an incident from 2004: US diplomats in Bucharest feared a “stormy downturn” in relations with Romania after fatal road accident involving a US marine stationed at the embassy. The 2007 cable said many ordinary Romanians were deeply angered as the victim of … Continue reading Teo Peter and Wikileaks