How's Your Samizdat?

Great word for Banned Books Week...samizdat.

from Anu Garg's A.Word.A.Day PRONUNCIATION: (SAH-miz-daht)

MEANING:
noun: An underground publishing system used to print and circulate banned literature clandestinely. Also, such literature.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Russian samizdat, from samo- (self) + izdatelstvo (publishing house), from izdat (to publish). Coined facetiously on the model of Gosizdat (State Publishing House).

Comments

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.

Samizdat

Here is an entry I had about samizdat on LISNEWS in 2007. Only point being that if you follow LISNEWS you will be well informed.

Thanks Birdie for posting today's entry about Samizdat. This is an extra relevant topic because it is banned book week.

for a sec, I thought it said, "scamizdat," the infamous...

anti-scientology person/thingie

Samizdat book

Syndicate content