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Comment from: Andrey [Visitor] · http://asiafilm.tv/
I have to note that «мусор» is not an equivalent to cop, that word is rather offensive. Plus it's a little bit outdated, you can use «мент» instead, it's a bit offensive too but not much, there is even a TV show in Russia called «Менты».

Don responds: Agreed. I hesitated quite a bit over what word to use for the equivalent of мусор. In the early 70s the equivalent would have been ‘pig,’ but that sounds outdated to my ear, and I'm not quite sure what the current slang equivalent would be in English, so I went with ‘cop,’ which is colloquial, although not as vulgar as мусор.
01/07/11 @ 01:07
Comment from: Yegor [Visitor]
I've never heard of any from понедельничный to четверговый. However I hear пятничный, субботний, and воскресный _very_ often. That's a very fun fact I discovered only today. Thank you Don!
01/07/11 @ 06:35
Comment from: Bruce Dumes [Visitor] · http://learningrussian.wordpress.com
Fascinating! This info is competely new to me. Thanks!!
01/07/11 @ 07:42
Comment from: anonymous [Visitor]
These adjectives can be used with other nouns besides день, for instance воскресная школа.

I think "средничный" seems to have some very modest actual usage in practice, and so might be the least unacceptable variant, however etymologically suspect it may be.

English has a similar problem in coming up with a universally accepted way to refer to just-ended previous decade. A century ago, I think they referred to them as the Aughts.
01/07/11 @ 23:02

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