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The Year in Words

Author: Michelle A. Berdy
Illustrations/Images by Victor Bogorad

Jan/Feb 2017
Survival Russian
Page 26   ( 1 pages)

Summary: A look back at the most popular and/or infamous words and phrases of 2016.


It’s that wonderful time of the year… when the city is buried under a couple of meters of snow, your boots are turning white from de-icer, and the pre-holiday traffic-jam-o-meter is stuck between “barely moving” and “total transportation collapse.” It’s a perfect time to stay inside, make a pot of tea and vote for slova 2016 good 2016 (2016 words of the year).

When you look back over the year, you see how recent events have eclipsed some of the earlier headline-grabbers. Remember grekzit, the precursor to Brexit? Russian wordsmiths spent the better part of the post-Brexit period dithering over the spelling...

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