Why is the R backwords in the Reader logo?

Some say “Commies” some say “Illiterati”. And some say both.
I’m inclined to the view that the same illustrator did Toys-R-Us and figured neither one would notice the other.

The Communati strike again!

The letter Я is inherently communist, ya?


Shouldn’t that be “da” instead of “ya”?



Извенявай, не говоря руский.

The letter “я” is usually transliterated as “ya”, as a word it means (english) “I”.

If there’s anything that bugs me, it’s when people reverse R’s to try to look “Russian.” я is a vowel! It is not an R! Aagh!

No, I don’t know why the logo is a backwards R. But it took me a few minutes to figure out that you guys meant the Chicago Reader, owner of this board.

Same thing with “И” which is used as a “Russian-looking” N, while it is the vowel “i”.

Please post in English.


twickster, MPSIMS moderator

Aw, shit! Sorry, y’all.

Come on! We all know that is not an accurate translaton of your initial post which said, “Twix is a big poopy head.” :stuck_out_tongue:

Yes! Exactly! Not to mention the horrific practice of using a д to look like an A.

In Soviet Russia… oh, you know.

уэд, эхдстLу. I дм sрэдкiнg рэяfэст яиssiди. шндт?

(mods, that’s supposed to be English :D)

No biggie.

I suspected as much. :frowning:

How did you make those letters?

I think your on a mirror site.

That would explain all the goatees.