Why is a very old information / joke called “button accordion” on the Internet? Is this connected with the Old Russian storyteller Boyan?

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answers (12)

Answer 1
August, 2021

This expression came from one very old site of Russian jokes, where the most popular joke was chosen: Mother-in-law was buried -> 1 button accordion was torn. Obviously this is a very strange anecdote.

Answer 2
August, 2021

According to one of the theories, the authorship lies with the storyteller of those times - Boyan (precisely through the "o"). You can learn more about it by googling "Words ...".

Answer 3
August, 2021

The question is boyan.
Resource lurkmore.to, in the article "Bayan" reports:

Initially, this meme comes from the famous anecdote about mother-in-law ("Mother-in-law was buried. Two button accordions were torn" ), who was fasting on the Auto.ru forum so often that it turned into a well-known and long-banned offtopic like anecdotes about the refrigerator and "The chicken blew grandfather's testicle ...". Quite quickly, the word "button accordion" has turned into a symbol of an old shabby joke or just banality on the Internet. An even greater contribution to the consolidation of this word as a designation of Petrosyanism was made by the hit of the anecdote on the site Anekdot.ru (with the same effect). At the same time, the story about the diary of a Canadian immigrant was continuously rattled on the page of tales - it is from here that the "Canadian button accordion" grows.
According to other sources, the boyan arose even before Anekdot.ru, even in your fedo in ehehehe RU.ANEKDOT. (Boyan's article)

Further, according to wikipedia.org, the article "Bayan":

In September 1907, the St. Petersburg master Pyotr Yegorovich Sterligov, after more than two years of work, made a button accordion for the outstanding accordionist Y. F. Orlansky-Titarenko, who gave this instrument the name in honor of the ancient Russian singer-storyteller Boyan, mentioned in the poem "The Lay of the Regiment Igor ”, and first began to use it on his posters in early May 1908 in Moscow. The master also called this harmonica under the influence of the stories of workers who often visited him about the Bayan cruiser being built by them at the Novo-Admiralty shipyard.

It should be noted that the very first known mention of the name "Bayan" is found on the cover of the self-instruction manual "The latest practical self-instruction manual for manual harmony of the piano (harmonic) system, Vyatskaya, Livenka and Clarinet" Bayan ". Compiled by S. Egorov. Roslavl, 1903 ".

So yes, it does have a relationship, but very indirect.

Answer 4
August, 2021

I heard a version that this expression went on behalf of a person. "Boyan" or "Bayan" (these two forms have been used indifferently from time immemorial; the same person is called either Boyan or Bayan) is an ancient Russian singer and storyteller, "songwriter", a character of the Word about Igor's regiment. Boyan was both the author and the performer of his songs, accompanying himself on a stringed instrument like a gusel. According to the point of view most widespread in modern science, Boyan is a historical person, a court singer of a number of Russian princes of the 11th century. The author of the Lay names three princes whom Boyan sang: the rival brothers Mstislav Vladimirovich the Brave and Yaroslav the Wise, as well as the grandson of the second of them Roman Svyatoslavich - and one prince whom Boyan reprimanded: this is Vseslav of Polotsk. So this Bayan walked around Russia and sang the same songs from day to day. And these songs spread throughout Russia faster than he himself spread them, so that many have already heard it. And Bayan also had a long beard. So, it is quite possible to refer to the same person and the phrase "Bearded like a button accordion".

Answer 5
August, 2021

Didn't see the right answer here.

In my time, BAYAN was deciphered as Was The Author Obviously Did Not See. That is, initially, not old jokes were called that, but jokes that are posted repeatedly.

Answer 6
August, 2021

“You shouldn't confuse the bearded anecdote, button accordion and classics. Bayan, as we found out, is a common anecdote that has become too common when all listeners have heard it more than once. A meme that has just passed the peak of its media activity and has begun to decline. The news is in the hands of slopok. Classics, however, may have once been a button accordion, but it has already left the genre of anecdote and does not pretend to belong to that. Now this is a catch phrase, a common answer to a typical situation, phraseological unit - anything but anecdote. It is used in its place and for its intended purpose, and the anecdote itself is considered a classic - familiarization with it occurs in deep childhood and forever. Only an alternatively gifted person would think of telling it as an anecdote, and only they could think of calling the appropriate mention of the classics "button accordion". And, finally, a bearded anecdote is a completely third phenomenon, if he was good and fit and they managed to forget him well - he once again pops up and amuses noobs who have not yet met him. Sometimes he can even re-visit the button accordion, if there were a lot of noobs, and the anecdote is too epic of wines. These are the semantic memological subtleties that are relevant for Uyutnenky, which to 95 percent of those who use the word "button accordion" are radically ***. ”

lurkmore.to

Answer 7
August, 2021

I don’t know if it’s right or not, but I always thought that it came from dominoes, not so long ago, in the internetless lamp time, this game was very active among the people.

In domino slang, a dice with repeating numbers for example: 6: 6 or 3: 3 is called "button accordion".

Hence - if the joke is repeated. she is a button accordion.

I invented this version myself at my leisure, so I don’t pretend to be true)

Answer 8
August, 2021

I remember when I was asked this question, I recalled the ancient Russian songwriter Bayan, a colleague of Homer, who went to princely corporate parties and entertained the audience with tales. Say, a hint of the animator's antiquity and the monotony of his repertoire.

The correct answer turned out to be more prosaic. In time immemorial, at one of the forums, the anecdote "They buried their mother-in-law, broke two button accordions (the modern version:" They buried Mandela, broke the vuvuzelu ") suddenly gained popularity at one of the forums. It was published with such an enviable frequency that with every repetition, the regulars of the resource exclaimed "Bayan!" I don't remember the name of the site on the pages of which this epic story unfolds.

Answer 9
August, 2021

Actually, "button accordion" was the most natural forsed meme back in the days when there were no memes. In the late 90s, on the legendary anekdot.ru, some clever guy regularly posted a story about his mother-in-law and a button accordion in fresh jokes. Stuck

Answer 10
August, 2021

In FIDO, even before the "button accordion", there was a "chicken" in the same meaning. The anecdote "The chicken blew a testicle. To the grandfather. Clean" was hit utterly, for it was already punished. "Bayan" appeared when the Internet was already widespread, so I changed the "chicken".

Answer 11
August, 2021

Simultaneously with the button accordion, "Canada" appeared - a funny story about snow in Canada, which was published on some public page about fifteen times during the day. And Canada at one time, like the button accordion, was used in the sense that the bearded anecdote But then they forgot about Canada, and the button accordion took root.

Answer 12
August, 2021

This expression comes from an old anecdote ("They buried their mother-in-law. Two button accordions were torn"), which was so often published by users on one of the forums that it became a common name for an old hackneyed joke, in this sense it went to the masses.

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