Jumat , 22 September 2017, 20:38 WIB

What's a "dotard" anyway? Kim's insult to Trump

Red: Reiny Dwinanda
KCNA/Reuters
Photo release from the North Korean government describes Kim Jong Un reviewing the Hwasong-12 long-range ballistic missile (Mars-12) experiment launched by North Korean military.
Photo release from the North Korean government describes Kim Jong Un reviewing the Hwasong-12 long-range ballistic missile (Mars-12) experiment launched by North Korean military.

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, LONDON -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has confused a lot of English-speakers - though this time not about what he intends with his nuclear programme.

Responding to Donald Trump's bellicose warning to North Korea about the programme, Kim on Friday called the U.S. president a "dotard" - at least in a translation by the state news agency KCNA.

The obscure word is old - late Middle English, or around the 14th century - and means senile old person, someone in their dotage.

Although, Shakespeare and Tolkien used it, it is barely heard these days. That may change, however, given the arrival on Friday of #dotard on Twitter.

Sumber : Antara