You could spend hours coming up with strong contenders for the title of world's most thankless job, but how about any job that involves negotiating with North Korea? That would have to be up there.

A North Korean military official said in a statement today that South Korea propaganda and insults had gone overboard, and differences between the two countries can only be settled "by force of arms." And there's more, from the AP:

North Korea said South Korea had "staged such rowdyism as setting up a target and daring fire at it, a thrice-cursed criminal act of hurting the supreme dignity of" North Korea. It also mentioned alleged anti-North Korea propaganda in the South.

Sure, translations usually sound a little funny because often there is no clear match in the English language and vice versa. But "rowdyism" and "thrice-cursed criminal act" are just too good.

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