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Offline Larry

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80 Things a True Muscovite Would Never Say
« on: August 15, 2014, 01:43:26 PM »
I didn't copy all of them.

80 Things a True Muscovite Would Never Say:

1. Oh look, free Wi-Fi!

2. No, thanks, I've had enough tea.

3. Waiters are not my servants, they're just doing their job.

4. Do you know any nice Central Asians/Dagestanis who might like to rent my apartment?

5. I'll grab the car. Be there in five.

6. Why are there sunflower seed hulls on the ground?

7. Oh, fireworks! There must be something very special going on.

8. In my experience, you can always count on police to be friendly and helpful.

9. You know what they say, whistle while you work.

12. No thanks, I don't need a plastic bag for that one orange I bought.

13. Jobs are hard to come by as a native English speaker.

14. You know, I really wish people would put up a few more flags.

19. Dill on pizza/sushi/cappuccino? That's odd.

20. Heels? I actually prefer ballet flats, much more comfortable.

21. I never haggle with cab drivers.

22. Mayonnaise in moderation, that's my mantra.

23. Let's spray some more antifreeze chemical mix on the roads. My car's not dirty enough.

24. Now that's just superstitious nonsense.

25. I can't believe how cheap the beer is in this bar.

26. This city could do with a few more museums.

27. I'm only in my twenties, so there's still plenty of time to find a husband.

29. Truth be told, I don't really care that much about ice hockey.

30. I fall for women who look natural — after all, it's inner beauty that counts.

36. The road is for cars, the pavement is for people.

37. I like my water straight out of the tap.

38. No need to reserve a table, we can just show up.

39. I'm sorry, did I get in your way?

40. Combining sushi and pasta is just plain wrong.

41. We're taking our kids to see the CSKA - Spartak match. You know, for some safe, family fun.

42. Thanks, no more vodka for me tonight.

43. These two companies, "Skidki" and "Remont", certainly do a lot of advertising.

And I told her, just French nails, you know, nice and simple.

52. We just sold our car, public transport works fine for us.

53. We bumped into each other on the metro and just started chatting — we've been friends ever since.

54. A fur coat for a herring? Are you drunk?

55. Give me five minutes, I just need to take the old newspapers to the recycling bin

56. That's okay, it's spring, he doesn't really need to wear a woollen hat to kindergarten any more.

57. I'm a vegetarian.

58. I'm a vegan.

59. Oh my god, I love your dress!

60. I'll just open the window for a moment, let in some fresh air.

61. The U.S. isn't evil, it just has a different world view.

63. Taking too many meds lowers your resistance.

64. There's a time and a place for French kissing and the metro escalator is just not it.

65. Be right back, just picking up a package at the post office. Won't be a minute.

66. I just want my girlfriend to feel comfortable in the clothes she's wearing.

67. Right, we'll meet at 6 p.m. sharp then.

68. For our first date, we went somewhere quiet and understated. And of course, we split the bill.

70. If you can get it in a supermarket, it's safe to eat.

71. My daughter is such a tomboy, it's so cool.

72. The cashier at our supermarket really goes out of her way to be friendly.

73. A smile a day keeps the doctor away.

74. My suburb has really good roads.

76. I've switched to sensible shoes now that winter is here.

77. Starbucks is so yesterday, let's go to Coffee House.

78. Yeah, I asked, but apparently it doesn't come in leopard print.

I loved the dill one, mayonnaise in moderation, going to the post office will be back in five minutes, and the leopard print one.

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Re: 80 Things a True Muscovite Would Never Say
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2014, 03:34:12 AM »