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A lot of fun was made of Bush when he embarrassed himself by confusing Slovakia and Slovenia while talking to a visiting Slovenian dignatary. In Dubya's and DoDo's defence, though, I recently realized that this is a very understandable mistake, being as though Slovakia is called Slovensko in Slovak (Slovenia being Slovinsko).

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Jan 2nd, 2006 at 04:24:14 PM EST
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To further complicate things, 'Slovensko' in Slowenian means, you guessed it, 'Slowenian'. (They call their own country Repúblika Slovénija, and the other country Slovaška.)

To separate myself from Dubya (eek!!!), I doubt he knew any of this before.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Mon Jan 2nd, 2006 at 04:34:37 PM EST
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