Word of the day

Avoska – a string bag; netted sack; a perhaps bag  (carried by Russians on the off-chance they would stumble across a store selling something worth buying and would be able to carry it home).

Hat tip: Tim Worstall

2 Responses to Word of the day

  1. Paul Scott says:

    This is a nice little rural setting Avoska, my Russian friend, we can sit down here and eat lunch. ” I’m sorry but I left food all fell out of my bag, its made of string.”

  2. Andrei says:

    The root авось Avos doesn’t translate well but it carries the connotation of the Charles Dicken’s character Wilkins Micawber’s phrase “Something will turn up

    The word itself comes from Soviet humour of the 1930s

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