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For April Fools' day 
1st-Apr-2019 12:10 am
Something's happened here...
Seriously, never anybody thought about the literal meaning of such a brand like "blend-a-dent"?
1st-Apr-2019 02:14 am (UTC)
I wasn't, why?
1st-Apr-2019 12:57 pm (UTC)
Because - products sold under a brand that says "blend a dent", isn't that like satirical reality?
1st-Apr-2019 10:09 pm (UTC)
Other meanings:
blend - to harmonize
dent - tooth

I am studding English for quite a long time and still not feeling that I am a prof and many real things are getting out of my attention.

I've heard at first time this label when I was seventeen years old at institute - in Russian it sounds slightly similar to whore and policeman, this was very entertaining for me at those times because it was the nineties and one our friend Jew which was living at our student’s room was the actual policeman and in addition to direct banditry - robbing the small shops and merchants at the center of Moscow he was performing the duties of protecting the whores and got in love with one which was driving Mercedes which was incredibly cool then, he even was thinking to marry her but the first Chechnya war has started and he did everything is possible to get out of forces and far from this war and of course the girl had disappeared at a moment after he was fired - the clever guy he was and I do believe is!
1st-Apr-2019 11:19 pm (UTC)
Well, I have no idea about what it sounds similar to in Russian.
Might be that there's something funny among that...

I only found it pretty ridiculous when thinking about it with simple knowledge about the English language...
Calling a brand "blend a dentist" and nobody seems to notice.
Same is "blend-a-med". WTF?! Call a cola "sugar is bad for you" or some like that!

Edited at 2019-04-01 11:21 pm (UTC)
1st-Apr-2019 11:39 pm (UTC)
I think, we have to consult gonzo21 here, he certainly knows what is what...
1st-Apr-2019 11:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, I see now. In Russian variant it was/is blent a med and this means to mix in some remedy and actually my dentist told me to use different kinds of toothpaste for different treatment because they could have a lot of different medicines.
2nd-Apr-2019 12:45 am (UTC)
In general, I find Russian language rarely has similar meanings for words that exist in Western languages too. Unless they're loanwords from Latin or imports from other languages.
That's why I still have my trouble to gain a foothold in it.
It's not only like learning a completely different structure of language, but also completely different terms and words. Besides the pronunciation too.
2nd-Apr-2019 01:07 am (UTC)
After I had started to speak English at my second course of institute communication with Africans had helped a lot I've decided to try study German being very enthusiastic and had found fast that it is very difficult - similar to Russian and there is no meaning for me to spend energy on studying such difficult languages. Nowadays thanks to computer’s technologies it is losing any meaning at all to study third or even fifth language if you are not a genius of course - you could communicate with computer programs or the more easy way for everybody to communicate in simple languages like English - I've heard that Italian is simple too for example. But our Languages - Russian - German has such difficult grammar rules, plus so many problems with pronunciation and they are not so difficult as Asian languages - so why bother?
2nd-Apr-2019 09:58 am (UTC)
Frankly, for machine translation I use the combination "Russian to English" because the grammar is way closer to each other than from Russian to German. At least you get the more understandable result.

If it's heading out from the point of pronunciation, I feel like Japanese somehow is a bit similar to German. At least you don't have to relearn phonetics so much.
It's a somewhat hard language in spoken form, and it's grammar is way different from many European languages, but this one seems a little close to that in that aspect at least.

Italian is easier if you're already well-acquainted with Latin. I realized that when once watching an Italian streamer. Most of what he was speaking, it seemed familiar to you through the whole lot of latin loanwords in other languages.

However, there is one reason indeed to learn the languages manually: Someone's got to make and maintain all these apps and machine translators! ;)
No material, no translation possible...
2nd-Apr-2019 10:30 am (UTC)
I like very much how Japanese sounds. Would be cool to study some phrases.

Edited at 2019-04-02 10:30 am (UTC)
2nd-Apr-2019 01:20 am (UTC)
"In general, I find Russian language rarely has similar meanings for words that exist in Western languages too. Unless they're loanwords from Latin or imports from other languages."

Absolutely agree with you - it is only a pronunciation could be similar.
Блять да мент - google is not translating this correctly but in Russian it sounds like whore and cop...
1st-Apr-2019 02:29 am (UTC)
What is blend-a-dent?

I used to prank people on April fools day but gradually lost interest in all holidays even hate my own Bday.
1st-Apr-2019 12:56 pm (UTC)
It's some brand which certain "medical" products (like adhesive cream, toothpaste) are being sold here.
Research says it's one owned by Procter&Gamble, so I thought it might be internationally known? Or isn't it?
3rd-Apr-2019 02:34 am (UTC)
Um, it is for dentures...so luckily didn't ring the bell for me. XD Then I recalled some ads.
3rd-Apr-2019 07:30 am (UTC)
Yeah, I think it might be more known for products for that sector - which you just need in a certain age... XD

Really, I think it should be internationally around too.
2nd-Apr-2019 12:06 am (UTC)
Geat brand now could sound like "Mix some coke" or "Mix some weeds" a lot of stuff consists something in USA anyway and people like it! :)
6th-Apr-2019 05:28 pm (UTC)
Here is the link to the jokes: https://www.revleft.space/vb/threads/191822-Favorite-anti-capitalist-jokes

I finally got to it. Sorry, seems like I have to work more and barely get ends meet.

Not many jokes and awhile ago, though.
6th-Apr-2019 08:09 pm (UTC)
Isn't too bad. I've been pretty lazy myself recently...
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