RARA-AVIS: Re: Arkady

From: Sally Jane Driscoll ( renza9@yahoo.com)
Date: 29 Apr 2002

Carrie wrote: When I took Russian in college, we were counseled always to use the informal "mama" rather than the proper "mat'" ... the profs never told us what the actual phrase was.

Mine didn't either. The closest they came was "Vash mat'," meaning "Yo' mama," but humorlessly. I think I once found out the verb but the wind done took it.



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