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Oh reddit. "During the Cold War, Finland secretly smuggled more than ten thousand vowels from Czechoslovakia. That's why the Finnish have sentences like 'Älä rääkkää kääkkää kääkänrääkkääjä!' and the Czechs have 'Strč prst skrz krk.'"

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@rixx The Finnish is (sort of) real 😆 Anyone know about the Czech?

@rixx must explain why thatcher shut down the vowel mines in wales

@rixx Yeah, a lot of people don't know that one of the major combat roles that informed the design of the F-111 fighter-bomber was an all-weather night-time "vowel drop" on certain regions of eastern europe and the balkans.