Monday, April 19, 2004

Russian swearing dilemma 

I don't have time to check if the original article is online, but I found this really funny:

"A recent article in the New Yorker discussed Russian profanity. Cussing had been kept out of the dictionaries for so long under communism that the politicians who want to legislate against it have difficulties. They can't propose that its illegal to use these terms without being among the first to print them. (Which would then be illegal.)

Unlike in the free world where every preteen has at some time looked up the 'naughty words' in the dictionary."

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