We got kommies here (Read 381 times)

changemyoil66

We got kommies here
« on: May 25, 2023, 01:45:39 PM »
Watching HBOs Chernobyl series. A phrase was used

"Trust, but verify is an old Russian saying. Americans will claim it's their saying".

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Flapp_Jackson

Re: We got kommies here
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2023, 02:16:02 PM »
Watching HBOs Chernobyl series. A phrase was used

"Trust, but verify is an old Russian saying. Americans will claim it's their saying".

Fake news.

The Russians would not claim they invented an English phrase.

Doveryay, no proveryay would have been their phrase.  Or in their alphabet:  Доверяй, но проверяй.

It would be like saying other cultures invented the word "Aloha" before anyone in the Pacific Rim, because there's an equivalent word in other languages that translates to Aloha.

Just saying ...
"How can you diagnose someone with an obsessive-compulsive disorder
and then act as though I had some choice about barging in?"
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hvybarrels

Re: We got kommies here
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2023, 02:37:43 PM »
Reagan borrowed it from them and used it in a speech in order to demonstrate some cross cultural understanding during the cold war.

That was back in the good old days before we started subsisting stupidity for diplomacy.
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Flapp_Jackson

Re: We got kommies here
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2023, 04:50:26 PM »
"How can you diagnose someone with an obsessive-compulsive disorder
and then act as though I had some choice about barging in?"
-- Melvin Udall

changemyoil66

Re: We got kommies here
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2023, 06:21:12 PM »
This post is a joke as the series is a TV show, based on real events and the phrase is used here.

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Flapp_Jackson

Re: We got kommies here
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2023, 06:27:03 PM »
This post is a joke as the series is a TV show, based on real events and the phrase is used here.

But's it's not wrong.

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The origin of the phrase is obscure but understood to be a paraphrase of Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin.*
*Shevchenko, Nikolay (2019-06-17). "Did Reagan really coin the term 'Trust but verify,' a proverb revived by HBO's Chernobyl?". Russia Beyond. Retrieved 2020-06-20.

TV can be educational.   :thumbsup:
"How can you diagnose someone with an obsessive-compulsive disorder
and then act as though I had some choice about barging in?"
-- Melvin Udall