neljapäev, aprill 02, 2009

hüvasti, lenin?

Aprill aprill on torupill! St. Petersburg - April 1, 2009

[For some reason, [some] Estonians [who have seen Bullerby Lapsed] say, "April, April is a bagpipe" when they make April Fool's Day jokes. I don't get it, but, I don't mind it either. I don't think the St. Petersburg vandals that made it look like Lenin ate some explosive chili were Estonians though. Most likely Georgians.]

17 kommentaari:

Rainer ütles ...

The Lenin case gives a whole new meaning to the concept of blowing one's ass away :D

"Estonians say, "April, April is a bagpipe""

Do we? How many Estonians have you actually heard saying that?
Yet another first time for me, Justin. Could be one of those Hõberebane cases, maybe?

Heli ütles ...

When I read the news, my first thought was, that very likely they will blame it on us :).

Parruda ütles ...

Why Georgians, or Estonians? Why can't Russia have dissidents, people that don't like Lenin? Russia is a democracy with free speech now, isn't?

Kristopher ütles ...

"Oh, I thought it was a statue of Satan, sorry", then change the subject.

Giustino ütles ...

How many Estonians have you actually heard saying that?

That's what they say in Bullerby Lapsed.

Could be one of those Hõberebane cases, maybe?

Hõberebane came from Baltic Revolution. I credit Anatol Lieven, who must have heard it somewhere.

Kristopher ütles ...

Well, I repeated the torupill thing to about 5 people before I read Rainer's comment.

Rainer ütles ...

"That's what they say in Bullerby Lapsed."

Well, that expalins a lot. It maust be a Swedish thing, then.

Justin ütles ...

So you are saying that the people who wrote the script to the Estonian voiceover just translated it word for word?

peedu ütles ...

Äkki "Aprill, aprill ninaprill?" :)

Andres ütles ...

For the record I've never heard "torupill" either. "Ninaprill" I've heard as a child.

Mari ütles ...

Nope, never heard of the torupill thing either.

Rainer ütles ...

Ninaprill certainly rings a bell.

Giustino ütles ...

Maybe it's an early 20th century thing. Bullerby Lapsed takes place in 1928.

Indrek ütles ...

I know the word ninaprill from a kids poem:

Singer-vinger ninaprill,
meil oli kodus krokodill
... (thats all I can remember).

I don't recall someone using this word coupled with April.

And what does ninaprill even mean? Glasses without handles?

peedu ütles ...

Ninaprill on keegi, kes on nii-öelda "jäänud pika ninaga", keegi kes on "haneks tõmmatud", "nina nipsu saanud".

Lilyta ütles ...

Blowing (up) Lenin's balls is of course very symbolic. The Russian hero who's body is tourist attraction in Mauseleum & whom died of Syphilis. So no sex with dead man or 1 might still pick up something. Stalin asked to be displayed beside Lenin once dead. http://www.thechemblog.com/?p=657

Lilyta ütles ...

to: Parruda. Free speech in Russia? Right if you're jounalist writing abut culture or kids or nature or weather. Try to speak up yr mind about politics or human rights & you fall out of window or get poisoned with no track to criminal activity or people will count bullet holes from yr body or you'll rotten in Siberia's jail. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7977325.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/7873187.stm etc. etc. But it's ok to dream pal! If they where Russians whom blew Lenin's balls then good for them if they won't get found. Free speach & democracy hallebloodylujah