Thursday, June 15, 2006

Majakas

Ok. So I'm going to spead the love. Majakas I learnt when in Vilnius. It is nearly the same a prank-call but it's context-driven and friendly. It works like this: I'm thinking of a friend, thinking I love them, but don't need to speak to them and don't have anything specific to text, so I dial their number and hang up after one ring. They'll see that you just gave them a majakas, and get a warm fuzzy feeling because they know someone's thinking of them. Maybe they'll do the same back, just to say 'thanks, you're ace'. Or majakas can be used like this 'I'll majakas when I'm out the front - just be ready at 7pm', or... a million other uses. But it's based on mutual understanding and CONTEXT.
My Lithuanian friends were too cheap to text all the time, and so had developed this system. Majakas means 'lighthouse' in Estonian. Not sure where the name came from....

5 comments:

TOBYtoby said...

I did this for the first time last night!

mskp told me about it ... it's a great idea.

mskp said...

lighthouse! that's adorable. and does anyone else think that majakas [especially written down] sounds like a colloquialism for boobs?

mskp said...

honey, honey, HONEY! i just had a long and restless night. i can't wait to talk to you and tell you about the beautiful men that accompanied me home last night - they really know how to hit yer with the ol' one-two. soon, soon, soon x.

Bonnie Conquest said...

Arrived hot and disoriented in Bangkok. Lots of sleazy old men on the flight. Made friends with that guy we saw checking in. He's giving me the Seoul low-down.
Yup, those men sure are gorgeous.... Sigh.

JM said...

:)