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You're reading: Do you have any tasty? Maneuvering the double language barrier

Thus, for someone like me, that speaks only one- and then poorly- it can sometimes be tricky to figure out what you are listening to.

A few days ago, I visited my favorite kiosk to satisfy my growing addiction to poppyseed булочки (buns). My love of them knows no bounds and I am beginning to wonder if there is more to the whole poppyseed=narcotic joke, but I digress…

Usually, all the buns are sitting near the window, but this day they were hidden away in some mysterious nook of the kiosk. I asked the lady, in Russian, if she had any buns with poppyseeds and with a slightly embarassed smile, she replied ‘oh yes, we have apple, cheese, cabbage…”

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