Friday, April 28, 2006

Feri G.

One of my small successes at Kassai this week was introducing to my students “Feri G” as a nickname for the unpronounceable PM Gyurcsány Ferenc. They loved it, and found a variety of reasons to talk about politics just so they could use it. (The vaguely porn-starrish “Viki O” for Orbán Viktor was also well-received.)

So I was amused to see this article today on Pesticide, which explains the circumstances under which Feri G. used the word “cool” to describe how young people feel about being Socialist. I understand completely. I mean, I think I look pretty damn 'cool' in red. Or maybe 'hot'. But of course that means something different in Hungarian.

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