Second Crimean War #24
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AmeliaP
6th Aug 2017, 3:22 PM

I've noticed all cursing is hidden by symbols. Is it because you'd want to get down the rate (from mature to younger) or it was just a decision for not lettering the cursing?

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The Doodler
9th Aug 2017, 10:59 AM

Partly to duck the rating, but also because the style of swearing possible in Ukrainian and Russian (called "mat") is pretty amazing and hard to duplicate in English without it just sounding dorky/repetative. You get some non-symbol swearing in Ukrainian in later pages, too -- my favorite is "cholera!" which, considering how the disease is transmitted, is a dead ringer for something that takes a whole phrase to say in English.

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