As a bi-lingual girl, I notice how computer lingo is developing in the international linguistic world. With the Silicon Valley leading the front on tech lingo, other countries are following suit and adopting our verbiage. The Russians. like many other people are too lazy, tired, busy drinking vodka to come up with their own words. Or perhaps, they don't want to stand in line for 2 hours for a short word they probably didn't need anyway...so they steal American words. Here's a new Cold Lingo War all over again. Russian tech and business lingo is pretty much American lingo with a Russian accent.
1. English: Computer, Russian: Com-peu-trrrrr
2. English: Keyboard, Russian: Ki-borrrrrrrrrd
3. English: Starbucks, Russian: Starrrrrrrrbuck! (Where did the "s" disappear to? I don't know, maybe been swallowed by Vladamir in the tech writing department!)
The advantage for the bi-lingual folks is that English words are usually shorter and to the point. So instead of pressing the "leaving this page to enter another world" key, they can just hit the "ESC" key.
Although I'd really love if some elements of the Russian language were mixed into the computer. For example, imagine the word, "NET!!" coming across your screen in big red letters when you make a mistake. It would also be pretty awesome if your typos were corrected by a Russian mom's voice, "vat?? Dis is not spelling, I did not move to America for you to spell like this...Iz disvat they teach you in school?? PAZOR!!! (Eng: Shame on you!)"