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У Игоря - тут. Я очень не хочу, чтобы это было Russian thing. Это не должно быть так...

I stopped by a CVS in Gold Coast on the way home. As I was looking across the book shelves for the latest issue of Chicago magazine when a guy and a girl in their mid-20s or so walked in. The guy was speaking Russsian.

I don't know about other expat Russians reading this, but when I hear my native language spoken in completely non-Russian context, it's very hard for me to ignore it. So I listened.

"You know how I asked why we didn't go to McDonalds and you said that it's black people food?" the guy adressed the girl.

The girl nodded.

"I keep thinking," the guy continued, "this is such a Russian thing to say."

They said it all right in front of an African-American cashier who, thankfully for everyone involved, didn't understand a thing he said.

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alienor_sm
Nov. 6th, 2014 01:57 pm (UTC)
Увы. Мы очень не хотим, а оно всё есть, и есть, и никуда не девается.
Одна надежда на наших детей, которые уже выросли здесь.
hettie_lz
Nov. 6th, 2014 03:12 pm (UTC)
ну прям - у Вас же нет такого...
alienor_sm
Nov. 6th, 2014 03:22 pm (UTC)
Нет, ну конечно, не все такие! И у Вас этого нет. :)
Но явление это довольно общее.

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