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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Overheard in DC

Man in a suit, talking very animatedly in the crosswalk as I waited for a red light on my bike:
"...running [unintelligible] in the embassy. I told you, those Kurds are crazy! They'll sell us snake oil..."

I'm not totally sure I got that last phrase right, but "snake oil" was in there.

2 comments:

hannah said...

Wait, you know that "snake oil salesman" is an expression, right? Like to mean con artist? Sorry if I am saying something you already know, but I wanted to stick up for the Kurds lest you actually think they are in the snake oil trade.

teague said...

Yep, I'm familiar with the expression...who knows what situation the guy was talking about.