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Typewriters telling tales

by | Jan 14, 2014 | Royal, Underwood, WordPlay | 10 comments

At The Urban Legend Institute, WordPlay Cincy’s store,
I’ve added a couple of refurbished typewriters, complete with urban legends
that may or may not be true … 

10 Comments

  1. Ton S.

    Rhett, the Royal KH, looks amazingly clean and slick! Whoever gets to own it is lucky.

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  2. Robert Messenger

    The Underwood is a pearl. Does Rhett get to write, "Frankly, my dear …"?

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  3. Anonymous

    Royals never give a damn?

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  4. Scott K

    I take it that the Royal has come to 'Kleen zie pooooool'. (cue funky music).
    Mmmm…. Rhett Royal is indeed a great porn name, to go with that mo.

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  5. Scott K

    ….. Not that I would ever watch such stuff.

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  6. Rob Bowker

    The Underwood serves beautifully in illustrating what a drop-dead gorgeous typewriter the Royal is – from any angle. Fiction both. The alphabet they use in Russia is called Cyrillic – but you knew that :-)

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  7. Richard P

    Yes, I'm afraid Pearl is a bit of an ugly duckling.

    Her story is true, though.

    The Greek letters that Pearl (and any Roman-alphabet typewriter) can write are:
    ETYIOPAHKZXBNM
    (Transliterated back into Roman, that's etyiora?kzchbnm)

    The Russian letters that Pearl can write are:
    ETOPAHKXCBM
    (Transliterated back into Roman, that's etorankkhsvm)

    There are different variants of Cyrillic; I specified Russian because Ukrainian Cyrillic includes the letter I, while Russian does not.

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  8. Ryan Adney

    Now I want to know how many Greek and Russian words can be crafted with the letters on a standard Roman alphabet typewriter.

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  9. Richard P

    Good question. My Russian is basically nonexistent. I know some Greek and can see that some words can be formed, for instance NIKH = nik? = victory, or MANIA = mania = madness.

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