Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Perils of automatic translation, pliant blackamoor edition

I wondered what was all of the fuss about Vladamir Putin's alleged romance of a Russian gymnast. Then I learned the horrible truth: the girl is "the most pliant blackamoor" you'll ever hope to meet.

Except she's not a blackamoor, a word I have never before to my knowledge used.

Amplify’d from
Alina Kabaeva is famous as the most pliant blackamoor in Russia as well as is allegedly Vladimir Putin's mistress. Now she's on the counterbalance of Russian Vogue. Alina is the saucy Russian who won Olympic metallic rhythmic gymnasts in Athens 2000, gained a centre in the Duma as well as – maybe, meet probably – unsmooth Vladimir Putin… Alina Maratovna Kabayeva (Russian: Али́на Мара́товна Каба́ева; Tatar: Älinä Marat qızı Qabayeva; dropped May. 12, 1983) is a Russian sportsmaster as well as leader .

Alina Kabayeva: Alina Kabaeva: Putin's Mistress On Vogue (photo)


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