Greta Thunberg apologises after saying politicians should be ‘put against the wall’. ‘That’s what happens when you improvise speeches in a second language’ the 16-year-old said following criticism

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**‘put against the wall’ is a common saying in Sweden which means to confront.** There should be news outlets that police news outlets.

hisurfing

The president of my country can’t improvise a coherent speech in his first and only language. Those who live in glass houses…

speedycat2014

Owned up to her mistake and miscommunication, clarified what she meant, and even APOLOGIZED for offending people despite that never being the intent? You’d think she was more mature than some people, especially those in power, who might resort to infantile tantrums, name calling, or victim blaming just to avoid admitting they were wrong.

Bulevine

Lol I am Swedish and at work I could easily tell my English speaking co workers that wee need to put someone up against the wall if he did something wrong. This is the first time I understand it sounds like I want to execute someone.

thehumanerror

As many ITT have already stated, it’s a stretch to conclude that her comments were actually calling for violence. The real violence will come with the resource shortages and refugee crises’ brought on by climate change and overpopulation. These are consequences that many of us will start to see within our lifetimes. It’s around the corner.

Aspro1890