[Ads-l] WOTY 2017!

imwitty imwitty at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 13 18:56:06 EST 2017


Those who are firsthand familiar with the sinister origins, history AND
numerous innocent victims of this denizen in its 2nd definition as a foreigner
allowed certain rights in their adopted country, wouldn't want it to be
included in OED, even for the sake of being the most comprehensive English
dictionary and satisfy the linguistic curiosity. There's much more to this
word and its application, than you find in the Wikipedia about KOMPROMAT.

PS. Sorry, I didn't use any quotation marks, because they convert in the
ADS list emails to some garbage, an I don't know how to avoid that. (;'-)))

L.
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On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 3:44 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

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> "Kompromat" isn't in OED , though it's certainly been used prominently (as
> what they used to call a "denizen") in English for at least the past couple
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> JL
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> On Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 3:58 AM, imwitty <imwitty at gmail.com> wrote:
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> > You mean ADS should have some Russian subsection? (;'-)))
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> > On Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 7:50 PM, Chris Waigl <chris at lascribe.net> wrote:
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> > > Yes, this message is tongue-in-cheek, but keep an eye on kompromat. Or
> is
> > > it compromat?
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> > > Chris
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