Does “Putin” Sound Funny to Russians, too?

Russian President Vladimir Putin probably doesn't appreciate prank calls. (Photo:

Russian President Vladimir Putin probably doesn’t appreciate prank calls. (Photo:

“Hahahaha!! Do it again, do it again!”

“Okay… Shhh, it’s ringing…”

“Don’t forget to use that funny accent when she answers.”

“–uh, hello… is this the Kremlin?…uh, is Mr. Putin there? Putin… Putin… Pu-Tin!… She hung up again.”

“Hahahahaha! This is hilarious! How many times have you called?”

“Seven, I think.”

“I can’t believe we wasted the first half of our lives prank calling Ahmadinejad when we could’ve been calling Putin.”

“I know, but you have to admit it was hilarious that time you got out “Ahma–” out and had that coughing fit.”

“That was a pea gravel that went down the wrong way, and I nearly died.”

“You didn’t nearly die. You’re so dramatic.”

“But you know what I’ve learned doing this?”


“Nobody anywhere knows much about American geography. They all think we live in Florida, because every time we call, they start talking about sunny beaches.”

“You know that joke is older than dirt, don’t you.”

“Yeah, but it’s still funny, Putin.”

“No, you’re Putin!”

“No, you are!”

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