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5 definitions by STEPHANATOR!!!

 
1.
Portmanteau of Russian 'sam' (self) and 'izdatel'stvo' (publisher); literally self-published. Samizdat was the term given to clandestine reproduction and distribution of government-suppressed literature in Soviet countries. The forbidden texts were copied a few at a time, typewritten or written by hand and often using carbon paper. These reproductions were then distributed among friends or sold, and the recipients of the texts would often go on to make more copies, and so on.
"I myself create it, edit it, censor it, publish it, distribute it, and (may) get imprisoned for it"
-Vladimir Bukovsky on Samizdat.
by STEPHANATOR!!! December 24, 2007
 
2.
Roentgenizdat is a portmanteau of the words 'roentgen' (as in roentgen rays; x-rays) and the Russian 'izdatel'stvo' meaning publisher. It is a variation of the better-known 'samizdat', or 'self-publication', referring to the underground publication of banned literature in the Soviet Union. As well as literature, much western music (including rock and jazz, etc.) was banned. Despite some records being smuggled through to the legions of jonesing music junkies, demand far exceeded supply. Vinyl was near-impossible to get, so even when records could miraculously cross the border, they could not be reproduced. However, soon enough someone brilliant realised that sound grooves could be inscribed in the acetate of old x-ray plates. Thus, the roentgenizdat, or x-ray press, was born. X-ray records (or 'rock on ribs' as they were often known, due to the bones which were visible when the discs were held up to the light) were of poor quality and seldom lasted for more than a few months, but they still contained the precious forbidden music, and as such were treasured by all who could get their hands on them.
The roentgenizdat was eventually discovered and banned in 1958.
by STEPHANATOR!!! February 02, 2008
 
3.
Roentgenizdat is a portmanteau of the words 'roentgen' (as in roentgen rays; x-rays) and the Russian 'izdatel'stvo' meaning publisher. It is a variation of the better-known 'samizdat', or 'self-publication', referring to the underground publication of banned literature in the Soviet Union. As well as literature, much western music (including rock and jazz, etc.) was banned. Despite some records being smuggled through to the legions of jonesing music junkies, demand far exceeded supply. Vinyl was near-impossible to get, so even when records could miraculously cross the border, they could not be reproduced. However, soon enough someone brilliant realised that sound grooves could be inscribed in the acetate of old x-ray plates. Thus, the roentgenizdat, or x-ray press, was born. X-ray records (or 'rock on ribs' as they were often known, due to the bones which were visible when the discs were held up to the light) were of poor quality and seldom lasted for more than a few months, but they still contained the precious forbidden music, and as such were treasured by all who could get their hands on them.
The roentgenizdat was eventually discovered and banned in 1958.
by STEPHANATOR!!! December 24, 2007
 
4.
substitute for the f-word. created by sarah-of-the-malysian-water-rats.
Sarah: "oh we don't have study next, we have english. oh fungle-bungle!"
by STEPHANATOR!!! February 25, 2008
 
5.
Portmanteau of Russian 'sam' (self) and 'izdatel'stvo' (publisher); literally self-published. Samizdat was the term given to clandestine reproduction and distribution of government-suppressed literature in Soviet countries. The forbidden texts were copied a few at a time, typewritten or written by hand and often using carbon paper. These reproductions were then distributed among friends or sold, and the recipients of the texts would often go on to make more copies, and so on.
"I myself create it, edit it, censor it, publish it, distribute it, and (may) get imprisoned for it"
-Vladimir Bukovsky on Samizdat.
by STEPHANATOR!!! February 02, 2008