from THE SLOVENIAN NATIONAL DELETED POETRY ARCHIVE

more GREAT LANGUAGE MISUNDERSTANDINGS
during the Ninth Moon, in the reign of Alenka The Red...

ODE TO CULTURE CLASH
LEGALISTIC DECONSTRUCTION OF A THIRD LANGUAGE MISUNDERSTANDING

The bankers freeze freeze freeze.
Vague crappy English. What a wheeze!
The "stay" defined as cutting slack -
Woe! Slo no go so no dough back.
Most stays are temporary though...
Nobody knows how long stays go.

Da-da-da Di-di-di-de-Da


NPOSIALPU thinks a stay of proceedings is a suspension, not a cancellation. Pity nobody paid me really.

So a stay is intended to be temporary.  But indefinite suspension is not an impossibility.  

On the other hand perhaps Slovenia is using the word in the sense that a bankrupt would: staying his creditors' claims while it all gets sorted out.  

Forever, then.  

When Americans stop proceedings for a while they call it a continuance.  US trials continue when a continuance is refused.  So don't listen to Americans if you want your English to make at least some sense.  

I don't know, all these talks and then it turns out the two sides were talking about different things.  Wasn't today's Foreign Health Minister Erjavec merely an ex-Foreign Minister when Janša concluded the memorandum?  Doesn't anyone even want to dispute its meaning because of that?


Today's ode was remodelled by the National Poet Of Slovenia In A Language People Understand from "Should I Stay Or Should I Go" by The Clash.  www.aaa.si

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