Oh dear, who did that translation for you, Hillary? Next time, give us a call!
If you haven’t seen the latest US foreign relations gaffe on the news, have a look at youtube – it really is quite funny! Hillary Clinton, in an attempt to improve US/Russian relations, had a meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, and presented him with a gift in front of a room full of reporters. The red button on a black and yellow base was supposed to say ‘reset’ in English and Russian, and was intended to be symbolic of Russia and the US restarting their relationship.
Clinton: “We worked hard to get the right Russian word. Do you think we got it?”
Lavrov: “You got it wrong; this says ‘peregruzka,’ which means overcharged.”
20 March 2009 15:24