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Title: Russian humour: about
Post by: Mariria on October 19, 2009, 10:22:43 AM
[b]Russian humour[/b] gains much of its wit from the great flexibility and richness of the Russian language, allowing for plays on words and unexpected associations. As with any other culture's humour, its vast scope ranges from lewd jokes and wordplay to political satire.
Very often Russian humour comes in form of "anecdotes" - joke stories with a punchline. Typical of Russian joke culture is a series of categories with fixed and highly familiar settings and characters. Surprising effects are achieved by an endless variety of plots and plays on words. The most common characters of Russian anecdotes comes from our life and culture.