kls_eloise (kls_eloise) wrote,
kls_eloise
kls_eloise

Rent a sense of proportion

I was home this morning waiting for the chimney company (more on that later - good news!), and while I was logged in working on a footage license the news was on.  This morning's sound bite of choice was various and sundry people waxing angry about Carl-Henric Svanberg using the phrase "small people."  Oh, the HORROR!!!

Okay look: BP has a lot to answer for, and a lot that they need to do.  But having histrionics about a native Swede's less than perfect command of the idiom of a highly... shall we say "unconventional?" language is nothing but grandstanding.  And absurd.

You want to have a fit about that?  Fine - when you can have your fit in perfect Swedish, go for it.  Until then, STFU.
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