Incomprehensible Rudd-speak baffles climate summit
While addressing German press and Chancellor Angela Merkel, Mr Rudd said it was unlikely any progress [on climate change] would emerge from the Major Economies Forum "by way of detailed programmatic specificity".
The line had German translators scrambling for a meaning.
It also has this particular native English speaker scrambling for a meaning as well...
When asked about the Prime Minister's choice of words today, Opposition Leader Malcolm Turnbull said Mr Rudd would be better to use clear, plain English.
Mr Turnbull admitted he personally had "no idea what (programmatic specificity) means".
"As I understand it, I heard part of his speech was not only incomprehensible in English, but so incomprehensible the German translators were unable to translate," Mr Turnbull said.
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