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15 February 2013

May I recommend this video?


The language point is that what we call “action” in English is rather different from what is called “акция” in Russia—officially, this is. The former has a positive sense, while the latter is negative in official circles though arguably positive in others. It all goes to illustrate that language is less a question of rules than conventions, which can vary from place to place, time to time, person to person and situation to situation. It is a living thing.

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