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You See This You Die

You See This You Die

Among my many accomplishments there is one that I am most proud of, and that is the fact that I might have taken the most dangerous selfie in the world. I am the man who appeared in a photograph next to what is now called Chernobyl’s “Elephant’s Foot”. I’m the guy that set up a …

Why saying ‘the Ukraine’ is more than a mistake (Honest History. Episode 11)

Why saying ‘the Ukraine’ is more than a mistake (Honest History. Episode 11)

If you’re wondering which is correct: “Ukraine” or “the Ukraine,” it’s time for a linguistics lesson. Saying “the Ukraine” is more than a grammatical mistake — it is inappropriate and disrespectful to Ukraine and Ukrainians. This linguistic bad habit has its roots in both politics and history. In English, countries, with a few exceptions, never …