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Friday, 14 December 2012

14 December 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. New Year’s Coming… It’s Bringing Us Plugs!

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New Year’s Coming… It’s Bringing Us Plugs!

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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Here’s another visual pun from Yolkin. Of course, there’s “plugs” and “corks”… and that the champagne’s bottled up until we “pop the top” on New Year’s. In addition, the traffic’s bottled up until then, too. In colloquial Russian, пробки (probki) means “cork”, “plug”, and “traffic jam”… all at the same time. Add to this simmering slumgullion the mega-bung-up on the M10 motorway between the Centre and Piter. A Russian would see the joke and the play-on-words immediately… it’s a cultural thing.

By the way, Russians don’t give a rat’s ass what the EU says about “champagne”… it’s always been “Soviet Champagne”, and it’s going to remain such unto the ages of ages… EU or no EU. I told you that Russians have a Sicilian attitude to legality…

BMD

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Leonid Mednikov of the Yandex analyst service told RIA-Novosti that Moscow road conditions are congested and bunged-up in December; they’re close to their maximum traffic limits due to the pre-New Year fuss.

13 December 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20121213/914635312.html

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