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Re: Amazon Account

Postby Bonefishblues » 20 Dec 2020, 9:38am

thirdcrank wrote:Twice yesterday when I typed Amazon in the text of a post some sort of pop-up in Russian came up advertising Amazon music. That seems weird because you'd have to be able to read Cyrillic script to know what it was about.

Говорит Москва ......?

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Re: Amazon Account

Postby thirdcrank » 20 Dec 2020, 9:54am

No but I've been posting on here recently about both having studied Russian and my experience with Amazon Prime.

Perhaps my pop-up is more a case of слушает Москва - Moscow is listening, than Говорит Москва. Or a case of me being a bit paranoid.

Говорит Москва is the name of what was a Soviet radio station = Moscow calling. It's a long-running joke in thirdcrank towers. In our student days my wife-to-be had various posters up in her flat, as students used to do. She wasn't doing Russian and it's always been pronounced as though it was Roman script = Tobopit Mockba (Should be gavoreet Moskvar)

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Re: Amazon Account

Postby simonineaston » 14 Jan 2021, 2:44pm

Amazon being tackled over their sundry 'prime' account shenanigans. Good. Not saying it doesn't suit some people...
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