Evaluation of the word "crest" is unstable, the word from the beginning had no derogatory connotation and its use is permissible in colloquial speech, says the candidate of philological Sciences, senior research worker of the State Institute of Russian language. Alexander Pushkin Olkhovskaya.
said Wednesday that the administration of the social network Facebook was blocked for a week an account of the playwright Edward Bagirova for the use of the expression " poor Ukrainians ". In response to the request of Roskomnadzor to explain the circumstances with the lock in Facebook told that the word "Ukrainians" in this filing is subject to the use of such words as "nigger" and others, and violates the rules of the brotherhood.
"The internal form of the ethnonym "Ukrainian" sufficiently transparent and linked to the once common among the Zaporozhian Cossacks custom to shave the head, leaving intact the strand of hair. At the time of occurrence of the name " crest ", apparently, had no negative bright color and subordinate local laws the nomination is to call a person on the most expressive, distinctive feature, " said Olkhovskaya.
the specialist stated that, in light of recent geopolitical events that have unfolded in Ukraine and received a wide public resonance, the word "khokhol" acquired in Russian, first, the extraordinary relevance and potrebitelnoj, and secondly, the expressed Evaluation.
Institute. Pushkin held a quick Poll for native speakers to find out how they perceive the word." Respondents were divided into two groups based on age. Commissioners of the older generation mostly think that the word "crest" does not contain any of the negative evaluation and it cannot function as an insult. Young Russian speakers have exactly the opposite view: from their point of view, the use of this word shows disrespectful and contemptuous attitude to the national team ", - commented on the results sociologicheskogo research Olkhovskaya. The survey also revealed that representatives of the older generation are willing to use the word "crest" in informal conversation about their relatives and friends, it in their eyes gives the conversation an ironic, humorous connotation and not be offensive message. For authorized the younger generation the use of this denomination regarding relatives and friends is not possible.
review Olkhovskaya, Evaluation of the word "crest" unstable and ambivalent." in the position of official communication in the coordinates of the "other" unit has a very fast negative assessment. However, once a person begins to perceive the interlocutor as "close" and " their ", Evaluation of expression is turned, and on the foreground there is the element of friendly irony, intimacy and unconditional acceptance. Because of this, it should be understood that the use of the word "crest" today is totally inappropriate in an open and formal communication, although it is permissible in colloquial speech, " - said the expert.