Mat (Russian Profanity)

Mat (Russian Profanity)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Mat is the term for strong obscene profanity in Russian and other Slavic language communities. Use of mat is censored in the media and use of mat in public constitutes a form of disorderly conduct, punishable under article 20.1.1 of the Offences Code of Russia, although it is only enforced episodically, in particular due to vagueness of the legal definition. Despite the public ban, mat is used by Russians of all ages and in all social groups, with particular fervor in male-dominated military and the structurally similar social strata. It is commonly believed that the name mat derives from mat', the Russian word for "mother." The term might also come from a word meaning "loud yell," which is now used in only a few expressions such as " ."show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 100g
  • Dict
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6135974122
  • 9786135974126