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Nadsat

noun;
The name for the dialect of English spoken by the main characters of the book and movie _A Clockwork Orange_. It is laced heavily with Russian words and phrases. Presumed reason for coinage It is likely that the author of A Clockwork Orange used the Russian word for "-teen" in order to label the main characters of his book as teenagers. Notes NADSAT, n. The name for the dialect of English spoken by the main characters of the book and movie A Clockwork Orange, laced heavily with Russian words and phrases. ("to speak Nadsat")
 
Basically, the impression I got from _A Clockwork Orange_ (both the novel and the film) is that it's set in a 'future' world where the Cold War is over and the Russians won, or at least came close to winning-hence the use of Russian phrases, which have be
Etymology : Nadsat "-teen"; [Borrowing from Russian morpheme NADSAT ("-teen"); metonymy to a dialect of teenagers.]
Source : a person on an Internet newsgroup discussing the Stanley Kubrick film _A Clockwork Orange
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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