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English Words that Came From the Russian Revolution


The amount of news stories referring to collusion or collaboration between the United States and Russia as of recent has done its fair share so as to inspire words like ‘disinformation’ and ‘propaganda’, both of which find their origins in Russian interestingly enough. Aside from the vast numbers of Serfs, Jews, and Slavs that fled Russia from(…)


A portmanteau is a blend of two or more words into one – Chinglish for example. Arnold Zwicky’s blog has a list of some portmanteau words from the last year and a half: 1. jeggings 2. Gleek (“a portmanteau that won the American Dialect Society competition for 2010 Word of the Year in the (new)(…)