Get well

A slightly belated get well to Tim Blair, one of the pioneers of Australian blogging, who recently underwent surgery for cancer. Tim and I have had our differences, to put it mildly, but this is a time to put such things aside. I’m sure everyone here will join me in hoping for a full and rapid recovery.

30 thoughts on “Get well

  1. ‘Actually, the Russian word for “to become dumbâ€? (nemet’) is somewhat different from the word for German (nemets).’

    nemet’ and nemets have the same etymology. It was a disingenuous argument because sharing etymology does not mean sharing an identical meaning.

    The scores of Russians I have spoken to about the matter thought it both hilarious and most appropriate that their forebears considered the peoples of Germany to be so nonsensical in their attempts to speak, they deserved to be designated as ‘the speechless’.

  2. It was most ungracious of PJK to use PPM’s death as an excuse both to lay the boot into PPM and to trumpet his own achievements as PM.

    PJK did some good things. His desperation to ensure his place in the pantheon of Good Australian Prime Ministers is beginning to tarnish his current conduct. If he continues in this vein, he will – inevitably and ironically – tarnish his historical record too.

    Take a chill pill, Paul. Get off the back of dead men.

  3. jikajika: “It was most ungracious of PJK to use PPM’s death as an excuse both to lay the boot into PPM and to trumpet his own achievements as PM.”

    At least he announced that he intended to break his own self-imposed rule not to speak ill of the dead.

    I am not entirely convinced by Paul’s last paragraph, however.

  4. The scores of Russians I have spoken to about the matter thought it both hilarious and most appropriate that their forebears considered the peoples of Germany to be so nonsensical in their attempts to speak, they deserved to be designated as ‘the speechless’.

    The Russians I speak to (incl. my wife) do not consider that Germans are speechless. Rather, German is considered as the barking of dogs.

  5. Yeah? MY Russians venerated Germans. Thought Russia should emulate Germany in every way possible.

    Respected the Japs.

    Admired the seppos.

    Thought Australians were brave fools.

    Sums P.P. McGuinness and Tim Blair nicely, no?

    No clowns, these Russians.

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