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January 15, 2011


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Steve Schwartzman

A television show that I was watching a month or two ago showed someone who was speaking Russian. I was surprised, in the midst of all the Russian words, to suddenly hear "gay", which was obviously taken from English.

Virtual Linguist

Thanks, Steve. Yes, must be from English. I've never heard it myself, but I'll ask my Russian friends about it.

English Translator

There are loads of words which are taken from different languages and used in the English dictionary, such as deja vu, this is taken from another language but used as part of the English language today


I think that the English language should be preserved during these modern times, it has become the norm to speak in text talk, which is not good as kids do forget how to speak and spell the English language in a correct manner.

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