faux Cyrillic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Cyrillic + faux, French for false.

Adjective[edit]

faux Cyrillic

  1. Of or pertaining to faux Cyrillic.

Proper noun[edit]

faux Cyrillic

  1. Usage of Cyrillic letters in place of visually similar (though not necessarily phonetically similar) Roman letters in languages which use the Roman alphabet, to create a more 'Russian' feel for a text.
    The line 'IБ ТНIБ ТЯIP ЯEДГГУ ИEСEББДЯУ?' (for 'Is this trip really necessary') is found in Frank Zappa's song 'I don't wanna get drafted' [1].

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