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Morning reading distractions.... [Dec. 29th, 2006|09:50 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I learned a new word:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mojibake

Which contains this awesome photo/story: (what a wonderful postal employee!)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Letter_to_Russia_with_krokozyabry.jpg

Also, Volapuk encoding:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volapuk_encoding
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From: evan
2006-12-29 05:57 pm (UTC)
I love "mojibake" 'cause there's no simple word for it in English. More recently I discovered the last half is the same characters as "bakemono" = "monster".
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[User Picture]From: calliste
2006-12-29 06:03 pm (UTC)
I wish all the postal employees in the world were as wonderful!
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[User Picture]From: dimrub
2006-12-29 06:56 pm (UTC)
There is also a 'bnopnya', originating from the "Chto? Gde? Kogda?" community (name of an initially TV game, said to be somewhat similar to Jeopardy), where many an e-mail starting with the word 'vopros' (a question, or rather a riddle in this context) got garbled due to multiplicity of Russian encodings.
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[User Picture]From: olliejeff
2006-12-29 07:00 pm (UTC)
Next time you are on Wikipedia, check out the entry for Aloha High School.

You were the only "Famous Alumni" listed, so Nick and I felt we needed to add to the list :)
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-12-29 07:35 pm (UTC)
I should be angry at you for defacing Wikipedia, but it's pretty funny.
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[User Picture]From: poligraph
2006-12-30 12:39 am (UTC)
Cool! It`s funny, especially letter )
and `moldavian` language ))
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[User Picture]From: svobodnye_zemli
2006-12-30 12:54 am (UTC)
hah) thats funny!)
happy new year!
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-12-30 01:42 am (UTC)
Thanks! You have fun New Year's plans?
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[User Picture]From: svobodnye_zemli
2006-12-30 03:21 am (UTC)
well? my plan is to visit 3 parties minimum this year)))you?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-12-30 04:34 am (UTC)
Party here... people coming over. Plan is to drink a lot. :)
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