n.— «The ex Iraqi Minister of Information Muhammad Saeed Al Sahhaf’s unwittingly entertained the world with his outrageously contradictory statements as US troops rolled into Baghdad and he also popularised the Arabic word “Ulug” which sent people scurrying for their dictionaries (roughly translated as thug). It is not unreasonable to presume that the State Department does not realise just in what low esteem Americans are held in the Middle East. To many they are quite simply “ulugs” who bulldoze their way into situations with no finesse and no firm ethical standards.» —“‘Ulugs’ Preaching the Democratic Gospel” by Allston Mitchell Tiscali Europe Jan. 15, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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