Monday, March 24, 2014

Crimeria? Really?

On his early-morning 580 KIDO AM talk show today I heard Kevin Miller repeatedly refer to Vladimir Putin and the Russian Army having taken over Crimeria. I was both amused and appalled by his lack of preparation.

Crimeria might exist somewhere in a Batman comic book. Perhaps it’s where they lost the War on Crime. But, Crimea is real. From 1853 to 1856 there was a Crimean War that included the Battle of Balaclava and the Charge of the Light Brigade. Getting the name wrong is a credibility destroyer.

Balaclava later became a common term referring to a type of headgear. I hope Kevin just calls that a ski mask, rather than a bataclava.

The balaclava image came from Per Erik Strandberg at Wikimedia Commons.

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