He might have elicited a smile rather than a cringe had he gone to that reliable standby, “to the right of Attila the Hun.”
Prime Minister Hun Sen had taken power in a bloody coup in July 1997.
I always felt Attila The Hun set the clearest path for himself, what would today be called his “mission statement.”
A few of the Hun pilots have evinced certain elements of honor and decency.
The invasions of the Hun shook to its centre the western empire.
This name, too, had associations with the old Hun tradition; it recalled the state of Ho-lien P'o-p'o in the early fifth century.
Incidentally, it kept the Hun from coming out and bombing us.
Far away against the horizon towards which we travelled, Hun flares and rockets were going up.
What made that great bunch of Yankee boys turn back the Hun hordes?
Hun snipers are very active and he is putting shrapnel over pretty frequently.
Old English, person from a tribe from central Asia that overran Europe in the 4c. and 5c., from Medieval Latin Hunni, apparently ultimately from Turkic Hun-yü, the name of a tribe (they were known in China as Han or Hiong-nu). Figurative sense of "reckless destroyer of beauty" is from 1806. Applied to the German in World War I by their enemies because of stories of atrocities, but the nickname originally was urged on German soldiers bound for China by Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1900, which caused a scandal.