Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder
The Tale of the Seven Bookmarks
Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2001 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.
Bookmarks I visited a bookstore the other day, and what caught my eye? Bookmarks, for a ruble each! Twenty-nine for a dollar! Goodness. I collect bookmarks, so this was an opportunity not to be missed.
So I used my broken Russian, forgetting the very convenient "kazhdii" (every) in my search for a word for "each." But I succeeded in buying one of each bookmark. There were seven.
Sometimes I just get tired of United States cultural hegemony, y'know?