February 18, 2011
We were already familiar with PIGS, that is, the faltering and overspending Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain.
Now here is a new acronym. People from the inner circle of Former Enlargement Commissioner Olli Rehn say he used to call Romania and Bulgaria the R&B countries, adding that he was not sure which was rhythm and which was blues.
Rehn probably refers to the traditional R&B originating in the 1940s in the Mississippi delta.
But knowing Romania and Bulgaria, I think they are closer to contemporary R&B. See the difference:
Old R&B above, contemporary R&B below:
By the way, the only contemporary R&B song I know is “Gangsta’s Paradise”Georgi Gotev