Monday 5 May 2014

What's Happening In Ukraine

My bullshit alarm goes off every time I hear somebody referring to some political crisis with: 

"Look at what's happening in Ukraine"
"Given everything going on Syria..."
"...The whole situation in Greece"

Or anything else of that sort.

"What's happening in Ukraine" is the language used by people who don't really understand what's happening in Ukraine. (I'm usually one of those people; I just don't pretend to know more than I do.)

The next time someone mentions what's happening in Ukraine, ask them what's happening in Ukraine. I'd put money on you getting some very vague response about a conflict with the Russians.

No comments:

Post a Comment