“Norks Over Japan”: That’s what I headlined a weekend post about Kim Jong-Il’s Taepodong-2. We may have to change the title for the Australian release. An antipodean reader writes:
Doubtless many have written in to point this out, but “nork” is in Australia a slang term for the female breast (as in “nice norks”).
I eagerly turned to your comment in The Corner entitled “Norks over Japan” and whilst interested, as ever, in what you had to say, was left feeling somewhat let-down ….
I’d known that, but it slipped my mind. (A few years back I had similar vernacular confusion with American editors startled by a reference to Barbra Streisand’s singular hooter.)
If it’s any consolation, the Aussie version of Norks Over Japan would plunge the country into total eclipse.