Putin = Garbage

The departmental secretary is placing signs saying “Garbage” in different languages next to the trash cans and asked me to provide the Russian translation for the word “garbage.” I am sorely tempted to write “Putin” because the words are synonymous anyway.

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  1. When I worked at a university languages department, my door had a variety of signs in different languages for “No smoking”, such as “Gracias Por No Fumar”, “Nie Palic”, “Défense de Fumer SVP”. I later found out that this was part of a passive aggressive attempt to get the secretary to quit her three pack a day habit. Which didn’t work, but it was a pretty cool decoration.

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      1. My first day on the job, the secretary told me that Jews controlled the World Bank and were responsible for every single war since the Sino-Japanese war, so I was actually hoping she’d keep smoking, until she croaked on the job. 🙂

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        1. \ My first day on the job, the secretary told me that Jews controlled the World Bank and were responsible for every single war since the Sino-Japanese war

          Did she know you were Jewish? (Then or afterwards. )

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        1. Yes, I just verified.

          WTF, WTF, WTF. I was never a huge fan but this is just insane. What is this, back to the 1990s?

          For those who don’t know: Nemtsov is a very high-profile politician and dissident in Russia.

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