North Korea on Wednesday added an imaginative twist to its bellicose rhetoric by attacking the "venomous swish" of President Park Geun-hye's skirt.
The statement read, "The lunatic behavior by warmongers in the puppet regime comes from the venomous swish of the skirt of the person who reclaimed the central room of Cheong Wa Dae," according to North Korea's Central News Agency.
It was an apparent allusion to Park's role as first lady to her father, strongman Park Chung-hee, after her mother's death more than 30 years ago.
The statement went on, "Unpropitious malediction keeps coming out of the central room at Cheong Wa Dae, which contradicts itself by calling for 'national security' while saying at the same time that a country cannot defend itself with weapons alone, and a country that focuses only on military power including nuclear weapons will destroy itself."
Park told military officers on March 8, "Any country that focuses only on military power including nuclear weapons while its people are starving is bound to face self-destruction."