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"Therfore bihoueth hire a ful long spoon that shal ete with a feend"

One of the more readily understandable quotes from Chaucer, and apparently the first use in English of the devil sup spoon quote.

Showing off to one side, this came to mind reading about a Zimbabwean / German diplomatic spat:

"The government of Germany on Tuesday summoned Zimbabwe's envoy to Berlin, after a Zimbabwean government minister called Chancellor Angela Merkel a "Nazi"....According to Germany-based Zimbabwean journalist, Itayi Mushekwe, there are strong indications that Berlin may take diplomatic action on Zimbabwe. He said: "They regard pronouncements by Ndlovu as an unprovoked attack and we understand strong words were indeed exchanged when the authorities here met the Zimbabwean charge d'affaire. The general public also feels the same. They are well shocked that Mugabe reacted in the way he did towards a country that has been relatively more accommodative to him."

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Anonymous grumpy grandad said... 12:53 pm

Not so much the long spoon - more biting the hand that feeds you, I should have thought.

Now they will have to ban Deutsche Welle as well as the Beeb.  



Blogger Mr Eugenides said... 1:06 pm

They can be funny that way.

My first and only trip to Zimbabwe was about 4 years ago, and I was bemused by the prices of a 90-day tourist visa - $55 or so for a British national, a lower price tier ($35?) for other EU nationalities - and entirely gratis for my Irish [then-] girlfriend...  



Blogger Croydonian said... 1:49 pm

Indeed, indeed....  



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