Monday, 9 February 2009


Following the recent shoe throwing shenanigans, during the outgoing American President George Bush's visit to Iraq, The Metro newspaper reported that the throwing of such an item is a sign of contempt in Iraq culture.

Surely taking off your well worn, ripe shoes, and throwing them at someones head dosen't have positive connotations in any culture.

1 comment:

  1. What was failed to be reported apparently, was that the shoe/shoes in question were horseshoes. Evidently the reason the Iraquis were upset is that in their culture, the hurling of horeshoes is regarded as a gesture of good luck toward the recipient.(But only if the horseshoe connects! Hence their annoyance).