08 September 2008
Blame the French for Russia's stay in Georgia
This one's a beauty - the reason why the Russian army is still camped out in bits of Georgia proper could be the fault of the French who brokered the peace deal between Russia and Georgia. The original deal was drawn up in French, obviously, and then translated into English and Russian. The problem is that the Russian version is different from the English version - nobody seems to have referred to the original French document so God knows what that says. The differences are not great, and are mainly concerned with the odd preposition here and there, but that is enough to keep the Russian army in place and the French feeling like tits.
Somebody should really tell the French that the days of using their language as the official diplomatic tongue are long over. French today is only of use to head waiters and overpriced prostitutes, but nobody else.