IS THE MACEDONIAN KNOT BECOMING A "DOG' S KNOT"? - A LOCAL TERM FOR A KNOT THAT IS DIFFICULT TO UNTIE

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Ljupcho Risteski

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"Pesji jazol" or "pesijazol" (a "dog's knot"), according to the popular terminology, is created when the wool is tied, and the possibility to untie it is very small. I am afraid that this metaphorical use of the term in the title becomes a reality in the case of the Republic of Macedonia, having in mind the events that were taking place since February 2001. However, one should note that the "Macedonian knot" is not a new one, that it is not the only one, and that the Macedonian question has not been an eternal dream for the Macedonians only, but as well for Macedonia's neighbours and for other political and military powers. Thus, the Macedonian knot has been tied and untied many times up till now, even in situations when its untying was considered a miracle. This gives us hope and strength to believe in the positive outcome of the current situation, to concentrate and write a few humble lines, although we are still shaken and shocked by the events that happened in Macedonia that affected all of us. Every day we hear about murders, displaced persons, destroyed holly objects, burned villages, as well as other "cool", hypocritical, cynical advises, threats, suggestions, benevolent instructions by the "global guards" that make us even more scared and confused in our thoughts and actions.

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Risteski, Ljupcho. 2016. “IS THE MACEDONIAN KNOT BECOMING A "DOG’ S KNOT"? - A LOCAL TERM FOR A KNOT THAT IS DIFFICULT TO UNTIE”. EthnoAnthropoZoom/ЕтноАнтропоЗум, no. 3 (November), 48-89. https://doi.org/10.37620/EAZ0330049r.
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