Molotov cocktails should neither be shaken nor stirred but thrown

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The interesting part is not that whoever did this screen shot had never heart of a molotov cocktail but that in trying to conjure up the correct term, headed towards an anti-semitic meme. To help our journalists who officially know nothing.

The name “Molotov cocktail” was coined by the Finns during the Winter War,[1] called in Finnishpolttopullo or Molotovin koktaili. The name was a pejorative reference to Soviet foreign minister Vyacheslav Molotov, who was one of the architects of the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact signed in late August 1939. The pact with Nazi Germany, which established that Germany would not intervene in the war, was widely mocked by the Finns.

The name’s origin came from the propaganda Molotov produced during the Winter War, mainly his declaration on Soviet state radio that bombing missions over Finland were actually airborne humanitarian food deliveries for their starving neighbours.[2] As a result, the Finns sarcastically dubbed the Soviet cluster bombs “Molotov bread baskets” in reference to Molotov’s propaganda broadcasts.[3] When the hand-held bottle firebomb was developed to attack Soviet tanks, the Finns called it the “Molotov cocktail”, as “a drink to go with his food parcels”.[4]

Alternatives are petrol bomb or in the United States, gasoline bomb. The irony is lost, but at least there would be some precision in what is being referred to.

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