[Ads-l] teract

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed Nov 8 22:43:12 EST 2017


It is a blend in Russian, spelled terakt, for terrorist act.

On Nov 8, 2017 10:29 PM, "Neal Whitman" <nwhitman at ameritech.net> wrote:

> Blend of what?
>
>
>     On Wednesday, November 8, 2017 7:50 AM, Amy West <
> medievalist at W-STS.COM> wrote:
>
>
>  "Poligarch" jogged my memory about this:
>
> My student (native Russian speaker) used a word new to me twice in a
> recent post for a class:
>
> When I hear or say the word “hero”, one man comes to my mind, the man
> from a documentary movie about the teract 9.11.
>
>
> And
>
> That man was usual man, employee of a company located inside one of the
> teracted buildings.
>
>
> She said she had seen the term used before online/on the web: I've never
> seen it before and a Google Books search doesn't turn up any instances
> (only skimmed the results). I even did a quickie search of American
> Speech online and ADS-L. :-)  Looks like a classic blend; I don't know
> if she's borrowed it from Russian sources/use or if it's calqued on
> Russian. My ability to read Cyrilic only extends to part of the alphabet
> so far.
>
> ---Amy West
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