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Monday, January 31, 2005

Nachholbedarf

posted by Mu at 1/31/2005 08:53:00 AM

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Nachholbedarf is one of those unique German words that don't have a good translation. It describes the feeling to have to catch up with something, because you have missed it for a long time. Well, the Iraqis caught up on their need for elections, but it looks like some of them are making up in other areas too. Like the fact that for the last 30 years all the bribes went to the Saddam clan, and not to them. $8,000,000,000 out of 20 billion is quite a quote, even for that area of the world.