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Young & Old, Let's Get it On!

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Literal Translation: And Young and Old, Go to the Start. (I'm not sure if this is correct. The use of the verb выходить in this sentence seems odd to me.)

I picked up this poster at the market at Izmalovsky Park about 8 years ago. I photographed it in my apartment with my Pentax and a 50/1.7.

When was the poster created? Late 80's?

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  1. Dit is Suzanne 97 months ago | reply

    Your translation is right. Выходить has a lot of possible meanings. It not only means leaving a enclosed space (a house or a room), but it also means showing up somewhere, for example in front of a class (выйти к доске) or, as my dictionary says, выйти в финал - take part in the final.

    Don't know how old this is. I'd say it's from the 70's or early 80's. On most Russian and soviet posters is some information in very small print, where you can find information about the numbers printed and when the order was given.

  2. AlphaTangoBravo / Adam Baker 97 months ago | reply

    I checked the fine print. It did have a date. 1981.

  3. Photo456598 92 months ago | reply

    Literal translation yes, but if you were a Russian this is what it would be like to read this...

    "выходи" means come out (to) in this poster. Basically this is how you would perceive this message if you were a native.

    "The young and old come out to start (line)"

    In other words it is inviting everyone to come out and participate...
    "Whether you are young or old it does not matter just come to the start (line)"

  4. AlphaTangoBravo / Adam Baker 92 months ago | reply

    And why does the poster use the singular, "выходи," instead of plural, "выходите?"

  5. peter.heindl 84 months ago | reply

    looks great!-)

  6. EvokeArtDesign 45 months ago | reply

    Ace poster, love this kind of stuff.

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