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  •  What is it with Romance languages and pots? (3+ / 0-)
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    JesseCW, ClaudeB, ozsea1

    I can't think of an English-speaking country that's ever done protested that way.  Don't we have pots too?

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    by Rich in PA on Wed May 23, 2012 at 04:00:05 AM PDT

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    •  A catchword in English is "Tin Pot Dictator" (1+ / 0-)
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      ClaudeB

      Don't know if the direct translation is idiomatic in Spanish, too.

      In South America, banging pots and pans was a feature of protests against juntas in a number of countries.  Being household items, pots and pans are a low-cost way to make a lot of noise.  Only a Baghdad Bob-style authoritarian propagandist would attempt to characterize pots and pans as "weapons" and as some sort of threat to public order.

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