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President Laughingstock Thomas Lifson
« on: March 20, 2014, 09:04:58 AM »
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Re: President Laughingstock Thomas Lifson
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2014, 09:17:20 AM »
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The agent's listed code name, The White One, is likely funnier in Russia than it is in America, where it comes off as overtly racist.

Is it possible that this is a veiled reference to the losers in the Russian civil war, the White Army?

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Re: President Laughingstock Thomas Lifson
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2014, 09:19:50 AM »
It's a double pun. Doesn't really translate well to English.

It implies both the promised one (saints in Russia are usually depicted in white) and a blank sheet of paper.

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Re: President Laughingstock Thomas Lifson
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2014, 09:21:04 AM »
It's a double pun. Doesn't really translate well to English.

It implies both the promised one (saints in Russia are usually depicted in white) and a blank sheet of paper.



very interesting; would that our leaders were a tenth as subtle and witty as the ordinary Russian autocrat.

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Re: President Laughingstock Thomas Lifson
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2014, 09:24:29 AM »
It's not exactly subtle  :laugh:

Dock language. There is a third layer to the pun if you take it in common Russian - the one shit doesn't stick to.
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