December 1st, 2008

Drat, the Lat!

In Latvia, the unit of currency is called the lat.

If you live there,
you'd better beware,
of saying the lat is ker-splat.

You really don't want to that:
Hammered by economic woe, this former Soviet republic recently took a novel step to contain the crisis. Its counterespionage agency busted an economist for being too downbeat.
The spies keep their eyes
on all who despise
the so-meritorious
surely victorious
sheer flat-out glorious