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By Team eXiled

Today’s calendar girl collection, newly minted for 2009, comes courtesy of Kerch Yard, a Ukrainian shipyard in the Eastern Crimean town of Kerch. According to our sources, “kerch” comes from an Old East Slavic word for “throat,” and the town’s name alludes to the narrow slit, eh, we meant strait, on which it has been situated for the last thousand years. But as this calendar shows, the “kerch” can allude to entirely something else. Thing is, “kerch yard” literally translates to “throat yard” or, more generally, “an area of land used for storing throats.” And gosh darn it, those Ukrainians really know how to make some really nice ones.

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  • 1. aleke  |  January 20th, 2009 at 12:00 pm




  • 2. Mike Rotch  |  January 20th, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    I would pump my pipeline in the Ukraine any day, free of charge.

  • 3. Big Gay Al Qaeda  |  January 20th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    So that’s how they turned the gas back on.
    The Times doesn’t tell you the hole (uh..whole) story.

  • 4. Stanley Gardiner  |  January 20th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    I like television.

    I like snapper.

  • 5. Mark  |  January 22nd, 2009 at 7:42 am

    I looked for the pic that was the most jerk-offable and settled on the one with the nearly naked brunette wearing boots, and covering her snapper with an orange construction helmet.

  • 6. Will  |  January 23rd, 2009 at 8:28 am

    there is a lot of untapped potential in the ukraine

  • 7. Yakov  |  January 25th, 2009 at 11:00 am

    All eastern european look like this.

    Until the age of 28 where they immediately transform into babooshka hags.

  • 8. lena  |  January 25th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    khm… it happens because they keep telling you that they are 28 until they totally transform into “babushka hags”…

  • 9. Russian  |  January 30th, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Of all the etymological versions of ‘kerch’ the author chose the most dubious (apparently, as more fitting for sex-related puns), taking it straight from Wikipedia’s English language page on Kerch. Russian and Ukrainian pages on the same ‘encyclopaedical’ resource don’t mention that version at all. Some linguists think that Kerch came from a Turk word for ‘bowl’ (which, of course, dosn’t make it less pun-prone), and some, Old Russian ‘root out’. And, one more correction here – the girls are most likely not Ukrainian, but Russian, and the cyrillic text on the Calendar is in Russian. Ukrainians are less than 15% of the population in Kerch, Russia is just across a-couple-miles-wide strait from there, and the Crimean Peninsula was given by Russia to the Ukrainian Soviet Republic only in 1954.

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