Home Fun and Games Anti-Anti-Gun Agitprop Contest Entry Fun and Games Anti-Anti-Gun Agitprop Contest Entry By Dan Zimmerman - April 15, 2014 26 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email By Cliff H. Submit your [Zhivago] doctored image to [email protected] with the word DA! (all caps) in the subject field. The winner gets a brick (500 rounds) of Thunderbolt .22LR. Post Views: 9 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Gun Meme of the Day: More Useful Than Dogecoin Edition Gun Meme of the Day: John Wick Pays the Tab Edition Gun Meme of the Day: Gun Control Zombies Edition 26 COMMENTS Oh my GOD, Cliff H.!!! WINNER! My new lock screen iPad Mini image. Thanks. Absolutely great! Reply I submitted mine – are you guys only running one a day? Reply It depends on the volume of other posts in the queue. If we have space available, we’ll run two. Reply This is not the best; that would be giving the others undeserved credit. Rather, this is the only one so far that is any good. ETA, because I can’t be the only one: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_spacebo_mean?#slide=2 Reply Thanks, Calvin. (Spacebo) It is in fact Russian for “Thank you.” Pronounced: Spah -SEE-bah. Can be heard frequently in Crimea these days whenever Putin is discussed. Reply Actually it is spasibo, according to Russia Today. I actually thought it was spaceba. Some of these anti-anti-gun agitprop posters have obvious misspellings. Kind of reduces their effectiveness and gives the gun-grabbers yet another angle to ridicule us from. People who can’t spell shouldn’t be making propaganda posters. Before you jump down my throat and call me a grammar Nazi, think about why it’s important to be disciplined about spelling and grammar as it relates to our efforts to win hearts and minds and defend our cause. Reply Any transfer from the Cyrillic characters to Roman alphabet is problematic. You can go with Russia Today, which would result in spasibo and the uninitiated would attempt to pronounce this as spah-sib-OH, which will result in hearty laughter from Russians, assuming they can figure out what the hell you just tried to say. In Cyrillic the “c” represents our “s” sound, but there is no roman letter for the Cyrillic “p”, the “i” looks to us like a backwards capital “N”, but is pronounced “ee”, and the “b” is similar to, but not the same as our lower case “b”. Allowing for the missing “p” and backward “N” the closest spelling of Thank You would be Cpacibo. That would be TOTALLY confusing for an English speaker and would look to a Russian like “srasibo.” (phonetically) In my experience it is also commonly rendered as Spacebo by actual Russians (I can show you the texts from my ex-wife), although I do see by a quick search that the official transliteration spelling is as you discovered: spasibo, so we seem to have a difference of official opinion and personal experience. In addition, in Russian the “o” always takes a soft, or “ah” sound (really more of a “uh”) unless it is the emphasized syllable in the word. Since in Spacebo/spasibo the emphasis is on SEE, the “o” is soft and the word is pronounced Spah-SEE-bah, not Spah-sih-BO. Bloomberg Дурак! Reply So was the Psycho in “IT!” (by Stephen King). Assuming you meant “clown” and not just “fool.” (Wish I had a Cyrillic keyboard/font, would have made the poster even better.) Reply I just use copy and paste. I type in the latin spelling and it usually will show me the cyrillic. My wife is Ukrainian so she sometimes uses that word, on me. Reply I heard it often as well. Eta Xorosho! How do I type cyrillic on this site? Anyone? Reply Ochyen Horrorshow indeed! If you can’t activate the international keyboard, use Google Translate and paste. Reply Nice “Clockwork Orange” fascist reference. +100 Interweb points. Ha! Win. Why even bother… Reply Winner! Reply As an added bonus, not extra charge: The Helpless Vassals Song (To the tune of The Horst Wessel song) Bloody shirt on high! Our ranks tightly closed! MDA and MAIG march with quiet, steady step. Children shot by gun-loving whackos March in spirit within our ranks. Everyone shot by gun-loving whackos Marches in spirit within our ranks. Clear the streets for the anti-gun battalions, Hear in the media our storm of derision! Millions are looking upon Obama full of hope, The days of free healthcare and free iPhones dawns! Millions are looking upon Obama full of hope, The days of the Second Amendment are almost gone! For all the people, the call to disarm is sounded! For civilian disarmament we are prepared to fight! Already Bloomberg’s banners fly over the streets. The illusion of safety will be ours in a little while now! Soon Bloomberg’s banners will fly over all streets. All the guns will be only memories in a little while now. Bloody shirt on high! Our ranks tightly closed! MDA and MAIG march with quiet, steady step. Children shot by gun-loving whackos March in spirit within our ranks. Everyone shot by gun-loving whackos Marches in spirit within our ranks. Reply Ah, I like this one! Uncle Bloomberg looks the part of the friendly dictator. Reply His expression interests me. Has he spotted someone with a sugary drink? Perhaps severe abdominal distress? Or is he grimly facing the reality of 2A? Reply not the best …but the cream is starting to rise to the top Reply Comrade Bloomberg activates the new Pravda: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/16/us/bloomberg-plans-a-50-million-challenge-to-the-nra.html?action=click&contentCollection=U.S.®ion=Footer&module=MoreInSection&pgtype=article Reply This is my favorite one so far, very well done. Kudos. Reply I like this! I’m waiting for a Piers Morgan pic. Reply Well done CliffH. Reply Nice; not so subtle subtlety. Reply Best yet! Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.