And you wouldn't dare insult me, sir,
If Jack were only here.
Monday, March 08, 2010
Phrase of the Day: Butterfly Polka
That is: Polka-Babochka, butterfly-polka. Edward Luce says it is "straight from the Stalinist propaganda lexicon, where it was used to indicate something alien." Here's Vladimir Putin on what he doesn't like about Russian school textbooks:
Many school books are written by people who work to get foreign grants. They dance to a butterfly-polka that others have paid for.