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Made you look! Was reading a piece on Russian paint, camouflage and markings when I came across this delightful (translation/usage glitch) malaprop. Notice how beautifully it delivers on the thread title. XXX (x3, no less)? Check? P___o? Check. Even has objectification (x2)!

http://pkka.narod.ru/things.htm

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"During the designing this or that weapon, it was "Item No.xxx" (xxx-means the number, not, normally, the porno) or later "Object No.xxx". Feel the secrecy: Intensify the works on the Object No.220 at the Plant No.112. Just a sample, 220 was one of KV family, 112 - plant Red Sormovo (only T-34)."

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John Kettler

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To be honest i think no one replied because the thread was neither particularly funny nor particularly relevant. Daring? Shocking? The age of the average battlefront.com forum member is 44 according to a thread we had last year, so i guess most of us have seen their share of naked women or men or whatever. If you want to shock me, tell me you will be running as candidate for the next american presidential election - and win it ;).

But hey, at least now you got a reply.

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agusto,

I was quite concerned that, had I not put in the piece after the em dash, Moon might come along, see that title and come crashing down on me. But then, I've been dinged by him before and am indeed twice shy. I thought I might, considering how out there my thread was, even coming from me, get a lot of guff for posting such a thing. I suspect there would've been responses other than yours had I not included the disclaimer, thus preventing people from rushing in, only to be disappointed. Here we see, yet again, why it's a good thing I'm not a comedian!

I find that 18 MT warhead ad to be both amusing and disturbing. By what logic is it okay to prohibit things like King Tiger glacis plates and running gear (once offered on eBay; saw the quite real ad myself--would've bid on the armor had I the funds and a place to put it), yet allow the marketing, however facetiously, of a purportedly real strategic nuclear weapon, even if it doesn't exist? At best, such an ad is in extremely poor taste. Were it a model of an 18 MT nuke, that would be different, groggy and educational. Instead of the cool old Renwal Visible P-51 Mustang, we could have the Visible 18-MT Warhead, right? A real boosted fission to the love life, too! What woman could resist the awesome (original sense of "awesome" would be good here) potency only a strategic nuke can convey? On a related radioactivity note, a friend of mine, a Downwinder (downwind irradiated survivor of open air nuke testing in the US) was complaining about to a friend that her teeth starting to fall out, but couldn't understand what was happening. She'd been given a necklace with green stones and loved it, wearing it everywhere. No, it wasn't kryptonite, though she could do some pretty amazing things. It was trinitite, radioactive crystalline fused sand from the Trinity Test Site. A hunch instantly confirmed when the scintillometer went nuts! This poor woman, who won federal disability over the objections of the government because she was repeatedly irradiated and had several forms of radiation illness as a result, was inadvertently worsening her condition by the minute, via point blank radiation dosing. Radiation effects are cumulative as a function of total exposure.

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John Kettler

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I personally don't trust internet sites with the .ru extension.

Unless I know that the site is reputable and legit, I won't go there. It seems that the Russians are behind a lot of the hacking of corporate systems here in the US. I may be paranoid, but I'm not going to give them the opportunity to screw up my

PC.

While the results of poor Russian attempts to translate things into English may be amusing, I'm sure they would roar with laughter about any attempt I might make to post in Russian.

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Nidan1,

I understand your wariness, but I've been there many times so far, and my computer's not demanding brains for dinner. Security scan is clean.

As for my English to Russian, I concur. Would be especially bad if I had to actually write it out in Russian, rather than just supply the transliteration, e.g., in "no" to "nyet."

Regards,

John Kettler

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