Daily Archives: October 29, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

WordPress is asking for photos illustrating “foreign” for this Weekly Photo Challenge. Here’s mine – to me, it seems as if it might be “foreign” in two ways:

Stop signal in St. Petersburg, Russia.
The word in Cyrillic characters transliterates as – guess what? – “STOP”.

As far as I can find out, Russian really does use “stop” as a command – there are several much longer, and more “Russian sounding”, words for the more relaxed meanings of stop. I have to wonder if they borrowed the word directly from English?