January 31, 2004

Word games

My curiosity piqued by all those transliterated Russian pages with the word "igry" on them, I set out to try to figure out what the heck "igry" means in Russian. It appears that it means "game".

"Edinstvennyi vykhod.. -- Nuzhno vypast' iz igry" [The only way out... One must drop out of the game].

The first chess book printed in Russia was a translation of Benjamin Franklin's Morals of Chess, published in St. Peterburg in 1791. The title was Pravila dlia Shashechnoi Igry (Rules for the Game of Chess).

Pretty cool, since the group of us that coined the English version of the word are all game geeks.

Posted by Francis at 02:16 AM