[Ads-l] Kremlinology antedate

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jun 23 08:56:43 EDT 2021


Hmmm.  I remember seeing it a bunch, but usually it would have been edited out to the received form in mainstream publications, of which The New Leader would have been one.  I’m sure if there had been social media around back then, “Kruschev” and other variants would have proliferated.

LH

> On Jun 23, 2021, at 8:30 AM, Mark Mandel <markamandel at GMAIL.COM> wrote:
> 
> I've never seen the spelling "Kruschev", though it reflects the American
> colloquial pronunciation of the name. I've only ever seen "Khrushchev", an
> accurate transliteration of "Хрущёв" (except for the two dots over the "е",
> which make it ['ʲɔ] instead of ['ʲɛ]).
> 
> Mark Mandel
> 
> On Tue, Jun 22, 2021, 12:58 PM Bill Mullins <amcombill at hotmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> OED has 1958
>> 
>> 1953 _New Leader_ Dec. 21 11/2
>> Specialists in Kremlinology will remember Malenkov's sharp criticism, at
>> the Nineteenth Party Congress a year ago, of the views then held by
>> *Kruschev*, and will perhaps deduce the existence of an antagonism
>> between the Premiere and his comrade-in-arms which may be the beginning of
>> another round in the battle for political supremacy.
>> 
>> 
>> 
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