04 October 2006

The wit and wisdom (ahem) of Borat

Soon you will be able to learn all you ever wanted to know about Kazakhstan when Sacha Baron-Cohen's movie, Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, comes to a cinema near you. Until then, perhaps some of his collected wisdom will assist your quest for learning.

Borat on sexual equality
In Kazakhstan we say: “God, man, horse, dog, then woman, then rat”

On leisure
In Kazhakstan we have many hobbies: disco dancing, archery, rape and table tennis

On civil rights
Since the 2003 Tulyakov reforms, Kazakhstan is as civilized as any other country in the world. Women can now travel inside of bus. Homosexuals no longer have to wear blue hats. And age of consent has been raised to 8 years old

On democracy
Democracy is different in America. For example: women CAN vote but horse can not!

On England
Every Englishman must have a hobby. Some like to collect the stamp, some like to make the jam, but the most fun is to a kill a little animal with a shotgun or rip them up with wild dog

On Canadian diplomatic etiquette
It also tradition in my country for wife of the Premier to give visiting dignitaries hand relief and mouth party if they royalty

- The Times, 30 September 2006

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