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Happy Friday! I’m trying to decide on vanity plates for my new car.  The rules for Russians getting vanity plates are that you have to get something obnoxious that somehow incorporates Latin characters acting as Cyrillic characters.  The other options are to have your name, the city you are from (usually Odessa), or a Russian swear word.

If all else fails, just add a Russian license plate to your front grill to be completely obnoxious.  If it’s a European Union plate, double points.  Israeli plates?  Tripple points and the Real Russian Man of the year award.  Because nothing says “I Support Israel” like driving a Hummer fueled by Venezuelan and Saudi reserves in America.

Examples:

Moscow in Russian spelled in Latin characters.

Suka=bitch.Both swear word and Latinized Cyrillic! Win!

OK, this isn't a real plate because it's too long, but if you use your name, you have to be either -chka or -enka or -usik. And 69. Always 69.

I’m going to try a different tack for one of my options.  I choose you!

 

And with that, here are the links:

  1. Why do Russians always buy Ferrero Rocher? Because it’s delicious.
  2. This is so sweet.
  3. How to fail at a job interview.
  4. I just wrote about this….
  5. How to move.
  6. Obligatory Ioffe link.
  7. #thingsiloveaboutslavs
  8. Do you hate Blake Lively? I do.
  9. AOL still exists?
  10. Worst interview questions ever. (this guy is really good at case interviews)
  11. Slutwalk India. Wait…why am I reading FP on this?  Here’s one by an Actual Indian Woman!

 

9 Comments Join the Conversation

  1. “VWR International: How would you market a telescope in 1750 when no one knows about orbits, moons, etc.?”

    This one made me snort. Have they never heard of Huygens, Newton, or at least Galileo?? Morons.

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  2. If only you could see my husband’s poor overly-tricked out Mini right now. Union Jack decals all over (even though I keep telling him, you’re Russian not English — “Yes, but car is English”) and just the other day, a snappy new EU-style vanity tag in the front. No Russian swear words or 69, thank goodness.

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