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RE: Russian language: no more bullshit
(04-30-2015 09:34 AM)Virtus Wrote:  And no. Russians are incapable of irony or sarcasm. Trust me. I am one

I heard the same thing once from a Russian many years ago. However, in a popular media show (кухня) I sometimes see the use of sarcasm.

In one example the main character (a cook) and his friend (the barkeeper) are ordered to clean up a fridge of the restaurant. At some point they find something which appears to be rotten potatoes, and the barkeeper asks

"Do we throw them away?"

and the cook answers

"No. We sell them on the internet."

The barkeeper doesn't get the joke (so you'd be right about Russians not understanding sarcasm) but then again why does the cook use it in the first place?

Western influence in popular media?

Here is the original dialogue:


-Да ёшкин... Что это такое?
-​Картошка какая-то гнилая.
-​Выкинуть?
-​Да нет. Продать через интернет.
-​Могут купить?
-​Костян, ну ты ???

(then they throw them away)
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04-30-2015 10:27 AM
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Russian language: no more bullshit - Roosh - 04-14-2013, 06:51 PM
RE: Russian language: no more bullshit - micha - 04-30-2015 10:27 AM

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