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Language abuse [Nov. 13th, 2006|07:34 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I love seeing words like юзерпик.

In retrospect, maybe it's my fault and I should've gone with "avatar" instead of "userpic".
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[User Picture]From: majestros
2006-11-14 05:29 am (UTC)

eh?

Maybe I'm retarded, but I don't get it . . .
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-11-14 05:58 am (UTC)

Re: eh?

It's just the word "userpic" in Russian, sound-for-sound. I saw it and chuckled.
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[User Picture]From: _nezemnaya_
2006-11-14 06:24 am (UTC)

Re: eh?

there are loads of words that we use in Russian that are actually English and no one took the time to invent a Russian word instead.)

but Japanese with their Katakana - are much deeper into the language blending ))
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[User Picture]From: bostonsteamer
2006-11-14 06:29 pm (UTC)

Re: eh?

why because it looks like "hosepunk"?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-11-14 06:52 pm (UTC)

Re: eh?

You know those Sesame Street character(s) that read words slowly, then faster and faster until it was fast enough to understand it as a word?

That's me reading Russian.

So I'm sounding it out all slowly, and then I think of Elmo or whoever saying "you-zzerr-p-ee-ck. userpic. userpic! userpic! userpic!".
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[User Picture]From: bostonsteamer
2006-11-14 07:44 pm (UTC)

Re: eh?

I totally know what you're talking about. That's me reading Hebrew.
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[User Picture]From: jwz
2006-11-15 05:53 am (UTC)

Re: eh?

I'm calling them hosepunks from now on.
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[User Picture]From: bostonsteamer
2006-11-15 06:11 pm (UTC)

Re: eh?

It's like steampunks but instead of a world with ancient mechanical computers, they're all made out of a series of hoses/tubes or something...
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[User Picture]From: silpol
2006-11-21 09:21 am (UTC)

Re: eh?

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