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Let's bash the Ukraine Euro 2012

 
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 11:49 am    Post subject: Let's bash the Ukraine Euro 2012 Reply with quote

BBC coverage up to its usual tricks:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/fast_track/9727431.stm

Special points awarded for snide comments about the policeman's level of English.
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choudoufu



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how many brit cops speak ukranian?
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Exactly. And how many foreign news agencies would produce this type of rubbish, mocking them?
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sheikh radlinrol



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

choudoufu wrote:
how many brit cops speak ukranian?

How many Spanish cops speak Ukrainian? Or Italians? What about the Saudi police? I bet you wonīt find many of them who are fluent in Ukrainian? Chinese cops, Japanese????
What on earth is your point? English is an international language, Ukrainian is not.
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, it would be just as fair to say that Russian is the international language in this region.

Apart from linguistic considerations, running after a policeman on the street to ask for directions is usually not a good idea anywhere in Sovietland...
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choudoufu



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sheikh radlinrol wrote:
What on earth is your point? English is an international language, Ukrainian is not.


but we're in the ukraine. we're not in internationalia.
here we speak ukranian.
so buy a freakin' lonely planet phrasebook, ya cheap *******!
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sheikh radlinrol



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PostPosted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

choudoufu wrote:
sheikh radlinrol wrote:
What on earth is your point? English is an international language, Ukrainian is not.


but we're in the ukraine. we're not in internationalia.
here we speak ukranian.
so buy a freakin' lonely planet phrasebook, ya cheap *******!

Still donīt follow you. Where is internationalia? Try staying off the vodka, you pillock!
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gentlemen, please! This isn't the BBC here, you know. Civility and decorum, if you please.
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choudoufu



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sashadroogie wrote:
Gentlemen, please! This isn't the BBC here, you know. Civility and decorum, if you please.


sorry sasha. (why do i always think sasha is a girl's name?)

the phrasebook comment was directed at the reporter who
mocks the uke police for not speaking the english. it was
not directed at the shiekh. i apologize for any misunderstanding.
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's OK, Choudoufu, Sasha is a a name for girls and boys - the diminutive form comes from both Aleksandr and Aleksandra.

In fairness to Sheikh, your comments were preceded by a quote of his, so he would naturally have thought, as did I, that that is where the direction lay. However, I am delighted that we have re-established a cordial Brotherhood of Man, despite the best efforts of the BBC to sow dissent amongst the ranks. Let us now toast each others' health and eternal friendship!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEyFVbhl0Q8&feature=related
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sheikh radlinrol



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

choudoufu wrote:
Sashadroogie wrote:
Gentlemen, please! This isn't the BBC here, you know. Civility and decorum, if you please.


sorry sasha. (why do i always think sasha is a girl's name?)

the phrasebook comment was directed at the reporter who
mocks the uke police for not speaking the english. it was
not directed at the shiekh. i apologize for any misunderstanding.

Your apologies are accepted. No hard feelings (how do you say that in Russian?) In any case, I just hope Spain donīt win.
Regards
SR
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure the Russians ever say it! But the closest I can think of is 'Забудем прошлое', which means 'we'll forget the past'. Or 'начнем все заново с чистого листа', which is like 'we turn a new, blank page'. Clean slates etc.

I'm sure that the Polish hooligans and the Russian ones have exchanged these thoughts in recent days... hic!
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coledavis



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having watched Russian tv coverage of the sport, there seem to have been a lot of Polish fans beating seven shades out of Russian supporters (I'm sure no Russian fans would get up to such skulduggery). Reminds me of Britain a few decades ago; glad these iron curtain chappies are catching up with the modern world.
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