Thursday, November 15, 2007

I've done a study

Our street name is "Tereschenkovskaya".

I know, I know. It's terrible. There's probably 40 different ways of pronouncing that.

But I found out that you can influence taxi prices by changing where you put stress on the word. For example:
  1. te[re]schenkovskaya will cost you $5
  2. where tereschen[kov]skaya will cost $7
  3. a cab ride will cost you $10 if you are foolish enough to say tere[schen]kovskaya
If you are looking at a map and using option 3 you'll be walking home.

The locals, of course, just say tereszzkay = they pay $3 (sometimes $2)

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