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Andre Iguodala called the Russians a what?

Sep 10, 2010, 10:51 AM EDT

Thumbnail image for Iguodala_USA.jpgAh, the joys of language.

A Russian player accused the USA’s Rudy Gay of calling them… well, Chris Sheridan from ESPN has the story.

“He say in Russian a bad word. I don’t know how he know this. I won’t even translate it. It’s bad,” said Russian forward Andrey Vorontsevich, who got yelled at by Iguodala after being a little too physical with Lamar Odom.

“All I said was, ‘watch it, watch it,'” Iguodala said, bewildered. “I don’t speak any Russian.”

Apparently (according to bilingual Russian journalist Vladimir Gomelsky of NTV+, the Russian all-sports cable network), if you say, “watch it, watch it” fast enough, it can be misconstrued as the Russian euphemism for a female canine.

Technically, the Russians were the USA’s female dogs. Still, not nice to remind them of it.

Now for some lessons in insulting people in Lithuanian

  1. Anonymous - Sep 10, 2010 at 3:47 PM

    bitch. Is that so hard to say?

  2. Umm - Sep 10, 2010 at 4:31 PM

    Russian for Bitch is “Sooka” not sure how “watch it” can be mistaken for that.

  3. my business - Sep 10, 2010 at 6:07 PM

    Thank you. We’re on a seldom-read sports blog who gets most of its traffic from its football affiliate, and we’re too tender and proper to say “bitch”? Really?

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