On second thought, maybe Skye is better to handle The Donald after all. Anatoly is a bit rough around the edges… although I miss his more colourful shirts.
Technical advisor here – Naomi should say, “I just made him torte. This was only one!”.
No articles in the Russian language and even the most cultivated, best-educated English speaking Russian (and I have worked with several) can’t seem to get past this hurdle.
PS Definite or indefinite articles.
If my memory serves me correctly, Naomi is Israeli, not Russian. Toly is the Russian (Ukrainian, actually).
Was she born there or did she emigrate?
Naomi ain’t Russkie.
Steve said it first. That’ll teach me to refresh before hitting post.
BTW, if conflict over this arises between them, my money is on the Israeli commando in hand to hand over the Russian pilot.
She wins only if she achieves surprise. Which isn’t impossible for the very well trained.
The wife of one of my Danzan Ryu JJ teachers (and thus a most excellently trained woman) demonstrated the “stand 10′ away, handspring, cross ankles behind target’s neck, throw target straight forwards” technique. I was like “wait! rewind! slomo!” and I wasn’t even the target..
Naomi is Israeli, however, the correct correction should read: Naomi ne Russkaya. (feminine form)
To take up a take-off from yesterday, this is merka…we speak merkin. 🙂
You might wish to bing the definition of mrrkin.
Splained that yesterday; merkin (not mrrkin) = kitty carpet!
I was being funny, or thought so.
Comedian, singer, dancer, brilliant all around entertainer
Danny Kaye (z’tl), would have dearly loved this strip.
And had th most fun with bare blade word play.
The chalice from the palace…
No! The pellet with the poison’s in the flagon with the dragon! The vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true!
Was thinking’ the same thing. LOL
You HAVE heard about the death threats from the left, have you not?
Not to mention, no question about the foods at the DD.
Anatoly has been a hoot since day one of his entrance to the Muiraverse!
His bodyguard picks up McDs for him.
Neither my Russian grandfathrr nor my Russian language teachers had any problem with articles. The accent can be hard to get rid of, though.
As a one-time deep cover agent Naomi is undoubtedly accustomed to using the language of a variety of people’s in their manner, but may be sliding away from being precise in copying any particular style.
Meanwhile, uh-oh, ‘Toly, bad move.
Donald didn’t need a torte for dessert.
Desserts are BAD if he is to maintain the illusion of a firm and upright edifice. Soft, pudgy and limp is bad.
Also, when he finds out, he’ll get a chuckle out of it.
Now imagine the reaction if the same thing had happened to Hillary! at some place in a blue state.
IIRC, when John F’n Kerry was running in 2004, somebody in his menage’ (wife?) ordered a salad at some restaurant, and when it came, looked at it and threw it at the server, screaming “THERE’S A CROUTON IN ITT!!!” (The whole “low carb diet” thing.)
One way you can spot progressives in the wild is their behavior. They tend to act like primitive tribesmen whenever one of their “taboos” is violated.
Except for the ones who act like angry chimps, that is.
Heinz products spoiled on the shelf for me, the day the wife of a dead billionaire Republican Senator married the worst Prog V/Nam vet ever.
You’ve hit on an open secret about the left — their primitive mindset. Like their brethren, they imbue inanimate objects with will and power (guns). Taboos over mindless things based upon happenstance. An honest anthropologist could write volumns.
“An honest anthropologist ”
It’s like THE LAWYER in heaven.
“Firm and upright”, how’s that working out for O’Baja?
Considering how out-of-sorts and contrary his of half is these days, I’d say he’s fallen flat and has for a while now.
I agree with Big Jim – Anatoly IS a hoot! But he is more than that; his “Russian” insights into the increasingly leftist West have been very insightful. Plus he got Naomi back in to DBD on a much more regular basis!
Now, if the good Mr. Muir could find a way to get the cute blonde doctor into the cast… wink wink, nudge nudge…
That Doc has popped up before (or at least a doppelganger). But yeah, Wade needs to meet her. She looks a bit more mid-to-late- fortyish and Wade could use some company.
Yup, Wade needs some gentle but experienced hands to rub off the rough spots. Besides she has a pen and a prescription pad. A plethora of little blue pills just to help getting up in the morning. Wink Wink, Nudge Nudge, a little gerkin for the merkin.
I seriously doubt that Wade would or will require pharmaceuticals if he chooses to pursue a serious relationship. He’s not the boink and leave type.
Think more like multiple performances with a standing ovation. Wades the man, the Dr. may turn him into a raisin though.
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