all GRSSK to me
July 18, 2016 9:10 AM   Subscribe

all GRSSK to me
A fun, frivolous one-trick-pony Tumblr. Inspired by a Mediterranean restaurant in my neighborhood that swaps Δs for As and Σs for Es in their logo, this blog regularly publishes examples of swapped-in geometrically similar letters from various alphabets, regardless of the letters' phonetic similarity. In post descriptions, I also try and swap the original phonemes back in; thus GRΣΣK becomes GRSSK, and (mild) hilarity ensues. Submissions welcome! Shout-out to Bulgaroktonos for blog-naming inspiration.
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posted by duffell (4 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

If you haven't heard of it before, check out Volapuk encoding
posted by adamrice at 2:20 PM on July 18, 2016 [1 favorite]

Check out this sweet SLMSUNG television!
posted by capricorn at 2:51 PM on July 18, 2016

Dthss thphs shphrt mlks ms lththk grlt?

The obvious answer is "give you beer dude, you already had too many"
posted by lmfsilva at 5:03 PM on July 18, 2016

This is one of the great pitfalls of learning another alphabet. Whenever people talk about learning languages, they're all like "yeah, it's so great, you learn so much about other cultures and your mind is expanded". But mostly, you just see things misspelt and get annoyed. This is a fun site, and you found some good examples.

One suggestion/goal for you: find an example of someone using two capital i's in a serif font to denote pi. We used to do this on AIM to refer to my college girlfriend's sorority. I've never seen it officially, but that would make my day.
posted by kevinbelt at 8:50 AM on August 11, 2016

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