eje del mal

English translation: axis of evil

02:44 Feb 25, 2002
Spanish to English translations [Non-PRO]
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Spanish term or phrase: eje del mal
I missed this bit. What exactly did George Bush say to make it such a buzz word?
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 19:03
English translation:axis of evil
Explanation:
namely Iran, Iraq and North Korea. great political theory from Mr. Bushie
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Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 19:03
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Thanks, Mac, and David, the difference between you both was 1 minute. I know what it means, but that someone ACTUALLY SAID IT in a serious context was hard to believe. And that that someone.... ENTER INTO THE GLOSSARY AT YOUR OWN RISK.
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axis of evil


Explanation:
namely Iran, Iraq and North Korea. great political theory from Mr. Bushie

Marcus Malabad
Canada
Local time: 19:03
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in TagalogTagalog
PRO pts in pair: 458
Grading comment
Thanks, Mac, and David, the difference between you both was 1 minute. I know what it means, but that someone ACTUALLY SAID IT in a serious context was hard to believe. And that that someone.... ENTER INTO THE GLOSSARY AT YOUR OWN RISK.

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agree  Steven Swapp: Although these places have evil leadership, it was an unfortunate use of the word "axis." Those 3 countries are not aligned together.
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Axis of evil


Explanation:
Hi Cecilia,

From BBC News: :-)

His comments add to the fury expressed by other Iranian officials at President Bush's labelling of Iran, Iraq and North Korea as an "axis of evil".
(http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/middle_east/newsid_17...

Good luck!

David Meléndez Tormen
Spain
Local time: 19:03
Native speaker of: Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 475
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