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My car, it has a first name... 
10th-Apr-2006 11:04 pm
Me: on Ferris wheel 2012-09-09
I’ve figured out the name of my new car. It’s old-fashioned. It’s ugly, but strangely mesmerizing. It’s large. The values, the ideas, the régime it represents may be in decline, but you certainly don’t want to get in its way. And it’s a total babe magnet. What else can I call it but Григорій Ефимовичъ, or Grigori Yefimovich?
11th-Apr-2006 08:19 am (UTC)
Ah, that's what you were on about in ijitsa_ru... Gotcha.

But why the ancient orthography? Since the old man with the big eyes was quite illiterate (babe magnet or not), he spelled as he pronounced -- quite like the modern Russian spelling!!
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