"mannerly French envoys have found themselves in the unlikely world of rapster-style dissing"

The French try their hand at diplomacy -- between Georgia and Russia:
Two years ago, when French President Nicolas Sarkozy was trying to convince Vladimir Putin to abort the Russian invasion of Georgia, the Russian prime minister reportedly startled his French guest by sharing plans to hang Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili by his private parts. Now that French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has instructed Tbilisi to make nice with Russia, Saakashvili has cautioned that Georgia will not “lick" its giant neighbor "in one place as some have proposed that we do."
I can just see the French in an image in my head, agog at the uncouth Caucasians lobbing insults across the dinner table.