Russian translation: упиваться жалостью к себе из-за несправедливости..
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English term or phrase:
revel in injustices
упиваться жалостью к себе из-за несправедливости..
English to Russian translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary - Other / seriocomic phrase
English term or phrase:revel in injustices
Now an outsider has dared to join in. Digby Jones, head of the Confederation of British Industry, seeking to explain why Scotland’s economy is not doing too well, suggests that the Scots’ failure to welcome English investors is partly to blame. “Scots seem to have an enormous chip on their shoulder.”
He is right. But the odd thing is why they should have acquired it, or chosen to display it, so recently. Plenty of other peoples revel in the injustices done to them over the centuries: the Irish and Quebeckers have only recently emerged from aeons of resentment about their sufferings at the hands of others (i.e., the British), and the Serbs have yet to follow. But their sufferings were at least real. The Scots have no good reason to feel especially hard done by. Their victimhood is an invention-like, it has to be said – much of the rest of what passes for history in Scotland, from the romantic myths about kilts and tartan to the fatuous film “Braveheart”.
Andrew Wilson, a Scottish Nationalist member of the Scottish Parliament, says Scotland must lose its national chip if it is to rise above “mediocrity”. But Ross Finnie, a Liberal Democrat minister, shows that may be hard. Rising to Mr. Jones’ bait like a finnan haddie, his bold rejoinder was to call the CBI chief an “English prat”. Oh, flower of Scotland! Had he not then followed an order to apologize, he might have found a place in the Scottish pantheon along with bravehearted Mel Gibson.