Andrey (azangru) wrote,


Копирую с вебстеровского сайта: они следят за вспышками пользовательских запросов и потом по этому поводу пишут заметки:

Lookups spiked on August 17, 2012


The Russian punk band Pussy Riot was sentenced to two years in prison on charges of hooliganism, stemming from their surprise performance of a protest song against Russian president Vladimir Putin in a Moscow cathedral.

Hooliganism, which means "rowdy, violent, or destructive behavior," isn't a charge that exists in the United States. In Russia, however, hooliganism refers to "acts of hatred or degradation of any given social or national or religious group," according to the judge who tried the case.

The verdict provoked an uproar against what many international observers saw as the suppression of free speech.

Hooligan, the word's root, may owe its existence to an Irish hoodlum of the late 1800s. In his 1899 book "The Hooligan Nights," author Clarence Rook tied the word hooligan to one Patrick Hooligan, a man who "walked to and fro among his fellow-men, robbing them and occasionally bashing them." Hooligan's name was given to various gangs of thugs, and hooligan became a general term for a hoodlum or ruffian.

Photo: An image from the viral video of Pussy Riot's performance in the Moscow cathedral.

Два соображения по этому поводу:
1) Ни фига себе! Слово hooliganism такое редкое, что его надо искать в словарях?
2) Кажется, ихние лексикографы ни фига не поняли, что такое у нас hooliganism :-)

Да, и "the viral video"? Надо же.

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    This is bullshit, right? Immediately after the 1917 revolution education was in shambles. And there were still several years of the civil war to…

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    I was stumped by the asterisks in the second bleeped word. Could only think of hand, but that's not what it was. In any case, it's a perfectly…

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    Which/whose corporate interests is he talking about? Which corporations are interested in what? I am so confused.

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