Wednesday, January 4, 2017


Overheard at Lem's:
That is one of the more disturbing stories ever posted at Lem's. I need a palliative cleanser -- one I shall forever associate with caviar:


Chip Ahoy said...

*bring bring*

Hello. This is Freddie Mercury.

Yes? How may I help you?

It's KHRUSHCHEV not Cruschotschow you dope.

Er, I didn't write that.

Well, FIX it!


chickelit said...

@Chip: I think the spelling is a tell that a German speaker made the video. It's close to their transliteration of Chruschtschow. The Cyrillic gives me a clue that the "Kh" is Khrushchev is "X" (chi) and is supposed to be rasped like you're hocking a loogie: Хрущёв


chickelit said...

You have to admit that there's a certain economy of alphabet apparent in Khrushchev = Хрущёв

chickelit said...

The obvious error I pick out: "insatiable an appetite" should be "insatiable in appetite"

AllenS said...

Here's a feel good story for everyone. Last week, I put a picture puzzle together in one day, and the box said 2-4 years.