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    Anonymous
    I remember giggling over the word Pyzdry, which is a town in Poland, 
    and over a Czech reservoir called Nechranice (the Russian word, водохранилище, means literally ‘water container’, and водохранилище Нехранице sounds sort of like ‘a water container that can’t contain it’), 
    There’s also the case of Bulgarian сурова елда (which means buckwheat, but sounds like ‘rugged dick’ in Russian),
    and Czech čerstvé ovoce which means fresh fruit but sounds like rotten vegetables (черствые овощи)
    #445898

    Anonymous

    I found many of the words in this thread quite amusing.

    Oh, also many false friends, like this:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0UmB4IkoWo

    #445899

    Anonymous

    well, most people here find Russian спички (spički-matches) funny, cause it sounds like pička (pussy) also kuracie mäso/kuracina (chicken meat) from Slovak, cause kurac means dick here.  Word you may find funny in SCBM is ponos/понос, it means pride and for you that don’t know in Russian it means diarrhea. 

    #445905

    Anonymous

    there’s a joke about a russian guy trying to buy “спички” in Bulgaria, but you need some background to get it:
    Once upon a time there were these matches with half-naked women on the box, and also others with football players.
    So, the guy goes to the counter and asks for “спички” and the woman tells him they’re all out of those but there are still some with soccer players left over.
    Of course “пички” in Bulgarian means young women.

    #445907

    Anonymous

    It’s worthy to note that in literary Bulgarian “с” means “with” (or “със”, if the next word starts with a С or З). Also worthy to note that, indeed, “pich” means “guy, dude”, and sometimes the respective female form is used for dudettes.

    #445909

    Anonymous

    >Are there words in other Slavic languages that sound funny to you?

    ALL the words sound funny to me!  :p

    #445912

    Anonymous

    @Karpivna

    ALL the words sound funny to me!  p

    #445913

    Anonymous

    @”Kapitán Denis”  My problem with “Slavic” languages began in early childhood. My grandpa lived with us and he called me “Kimka.” He yelled my named outside so everyone in the neighborhood thought my name was “Kimka.” Some thought my name was “Keenka.”  :D At least two of my little friends thought he was calling me “Kaka.” (Why is your grandpa calling you poop?”  :D

    Slavic languages humiliated me early in life. Now I need therapy.  :D

    #445914

    Anonymous

    @Karpivna 
    Your childhood was about “living in brutal kakistocratic regime”.

    #445915

    Anonymous

    All joking aside, I truly find Slavic languages beautiful. I wish I was fluent in at least one. Maybe one day. Polish language is particularly well-suited to poetry, like this Polish poem put to music.

    “The Envoy of Mr Cogito” (I love this!)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJtaUlHk_Ws

    #445916

    Anonymous

    I can listen to Polish all day.  :D

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAP13goURD8

    #445917

    Anonymous

    Poetic reading of the poem “Envoy to Mr. Cognito.” Haunting. Polish is so Zen. 
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HY-vp_YcnjY

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    Anonymous
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