Saturday, October 31, 2009

You know you've been in Central Asia too long when... - Week of 19 - 23 October 2009

The cookies that I bought had the ingredients listed in about 8 different languages, so I set about to figure out the different countries. Before it switched languages, it had 2 letters, representing the country of the language's origin. RU stands for Russia. KZ for Kazakhstan. But I was stumped on UK, UA and UZ. UZ is Uzbekistan. UK is Ukraine. Then what about UA?

On the other side it listed the mailing address for the company in each country. Ah, here I could get a clue as to those three U countries. After UK it said "Legal address" and then gave an address in Moscow. Not Mocba, the Russian word for Moscow, but "Moscow." In English. Oh... UK stands for "United Kingdom." Duh.

You know you've been in Central Asia too long when you think "Ukraine" when you see "UK".

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