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In Soviet Russia, internet spams YOU!

Posted on 2009.01.04 at 20:27
where am I: From my house I can spam RUSSIA!
How I feel about it all: curiouscurious
Soundtrack: Cavalry of the Steppes (in my head)
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I got a spam email with a subject that says, "Определение маркетинговой стратегии в периуд кризиса."

_scally, I need your mad Russian translation skillz (and by "mad Russian" I do not mean Ivan the Terrible). What is it saying?

If it's telling me how to have a bigger penis, I can't even do that in English.

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A hilarium of fangirls and boys
j_s_cavalcante at 2009-04-02 03:41 (UTC) ()
Well, I see "marketing strategy" in there, so I'm going to guess it doesn't concern penises. I'm going to guess it's something like "effective marketing strategies during a time of economic crisis." But that is just a wild guess. Were you wanting to market something in Russia? :)

My Russian transliteration skills are few, but I can usually transliterate Bulgarian, which is also written in Cyrillic, though it's a little different. Anyway, it looks something like: Opredelenie marketingovoi strategii v periyl krizisa

Edited at 2009-04-02 03:42 (UTC)
nyn17
nyn17 at 2009-04-17 13:24 (UTC) ()
Huh, Bulgarian, really? May I(being Bulgarian) ask how come? :)
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primroseburrows at 2009-04-17 16:14 (UTC) ()
I know nothing about Bulgarian v. Russian as far as typing goes, but I have a friend who's Bulgarian and she says the way the alphabet is written is slightly different. She may have told me how, but I probably didn't understand what she meant because I don't speak or write either language.
nyn17
nyn17 at 2009-04-17 17:17 (UTC) ()
Yeah, the alphabet's mostly the same, with a few additional letters in Russian and they're both Slavic languages, so they have a lot of similarities(that's mostly why I understood that Russian :P).
I was just curious why j_s_cavalcante knows how to transliterate Bulgarian of all languages.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2009-04-17 18:04 (UTC) ()
Ah. That one I couldn't answer at all. ;)

I'm planning on learning Russian when life stops being chaotic, for no other reason than I love the sound of it and I've always wanted to learn a language with an alphabet other than my own. Oh, yeah, and to be able to read _scally's LJ posts. :)
A hilarium of fangirls and boys
j_s_cavalcante at 2009-04-17 19:13 (UTC) ()
You are? Zdravé! Totally cool. (I can't actually use Cyrillic characters without a bunch of codes, hee. Even if I remembered how to spell anything.)

Mind you, I don't speak Bulgarian, just remember a little bit from the distant past. :) It's really a lovely language and much, much nicer sounding (and easier to pronounce) than Russian. :)

The explanation is here, in the Eight Truths and Two Lies meme. It's item #3. If you read the rest, just note that there are non worksafe photos under the cut (some hyper-endowed, naked male dolls. Really. :) Also in the comments, more discussion of Bulgarian divas (so to speak) and some speculation as to how Bulgarian folk culture thrived when others in Eastern Europe were suppressed.

I am guessing RayK would tell me I'm a freak. :)
linguisticator at 2009-04-02 04:05 (UTC) ()
Perhaps I can be of assistance (although you didn't ask me - not to worry, I won't take it personally!)

It is indeed about the (lit. determination but I think they mean here "attribute") of a marketing strategy lit. "in a period of crisis"
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primroseburrows at 2009-04-03 00:50 (UTC) ()
Any and all assistance is welcome. :D I picked _scally because Russian is her first language, is all.

It is indeed about the (lit. determination but I think they mean here "attribute") of a marketing strategy lit. "in a period of crisis"

And they picked me to help, out of millions, imagine that! :)
A hilarium of fangirls and boys
j_s_cavalcante at 2009-04-17 19:17 (UTC) ()
Hee, I got pretty close for someone who doesn't speak more than a few phrases of Russian. :) I screwed up one of the letters, mistaking the D for an L, though. ;)

Edited at 2009-04-17 19:19 (UTC)
nyn17
nyn17 at 2009-04-17 13:21 (UTC) ()
Um, yeah, it says "Determining a marketing strategy in the period of crisis" :P

Hi, I got an icon for you over at my lj :)
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primroseburrows at 2009-04-17 16:36 (UTC) ()
Not just one, but THREE! Yay!
nyn17
nyn17 at 2009-04-17 17:18 (UTC) ()
Heh, nah, it's the same icon with differently placed text because I can never decide these things in the end :P
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