How to wear ‘deer sweaters’ the Russian way

In Russia, “deer” (pronounced “olen’”) is a mocking moniker that sticks to everyone who screws up in a serious way.

In Russia, “deer” (pronounced “olen’”) is a mocking moniker that sticks to everyone who screws up in a serious way.

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Everyone loves deer sweaters, and everyone loves deer, right? No, not quite so in Russia. Here, “deer” (pronounced “olen”) is a mocking moniker that sticks to everyone who screws up in a serious way. Parked your car in the wrong place – you’re a “deer;” licked metal in winter and got your tongue yourself to it – you’re a “deer;” sold off your bitcoins at $3,500? – you’re an unbelievable “deer.”

With Christmas approaching, “deer sweaters” are a hit; but even more so are witty versions made in Russia that mock morons of all sorts. Here are a few. Have you ever been in these situations?

With Christmas approaching, “deer sweaters” are a hit.

Have you ever failed to find a parking space because a “deer” occupied two at the same time?

Yes, mortgage, and then you’ll have your own apartment; Are you attending a college reunion party?; Go, Dinamo!  Only a “deer” would says something like this, really.

Write expletives on walls? You are a “deer,” my friend.

Hmmm… a bear in a cage… Shall you go in? Don’t, my friend, unless you’re an inveterate “deer.”

Yes, darling. Will you stay at your friend’s place?

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