January 17, 2003
A snippet from the officials in Pyongyang: "As seen above, the U.S. loudmouthed supply of energy and food aid are like a painted cake pie in the sky . . ." Also, earlier, these fighting words from the DPRK: "The U.S. President, Vice-President and other senior U.S. officials let loose a whole string of sheer sophism misrepresenting the nature and cause of the grave situation. "
Posted by dbrown at January 17, 2003 11:24 AM
At times I could grasp him:
"That's cake in the sky."
But then I'd get lost:
"Let sleeping logs die."
David Galef, Mrs. Malaprop's Husband.
hmm, slate got to this before me. harumph. Pyongyang apparently never heard of Joe Hill. (And did anyone else catch the north korean travelogue on frontline/world last night? Their stadium-card-flipping skills surpass the rest of the world's, at the very least.)
copywriter? i think they just need a better babelfish.