Vodka

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vodka (noon) – Russian national beverage, that consists mainly of water and ethanol.

vodka (verb) - to perform a Russian national custom, id est, to drink vodka [1][2].

Grammar aspect

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In English, a word can be used both as noon and as a verb. This can be illustrated with the poem below:

I am not so good to walk a walk
And I'm not good to talk a talk,
I am not good to ride a ride,
I am not good to kite a kite,
I am not good to fish a fish,
Nor (even worse) to cook a dish;
But if you have a drink to drink,
Let's drink together, so I think!

More specific examples for verb to vodka are considered below.

Examples

- "Oh, Barel the Great! What, if they stop vodking and smoking?" – "Then even I can't save you!" [3]

I vodka every day. (Present Indefinite)

I am vodking now. (Present Continuous)

She is constantly vodking! (Present Foreverous)

I have been vodking since childhood. (Present Perfect Continuous)

I vodked yesterday. (Past Indefinite)

Unfortunanely, I was vodking at the moment my wife came. (Past Continuous)

I had been vodking for about a month when my wife came. (Past Perfect Continuous)

I will be vodking tomorrow at 5. (Future Continuous)

Soon (soon) I will be vodking. (Future Continuous)

Tomorrow by 5 o’clock I will have vodked. (Future Perfect)

By tomorrow morning I will have been vodking for a term. (Future Perfect Continuous)

Semantics

It is vain to search some specific sense of meaning to vodka. Vodking, but it self, is sense and motivation.

The more practical problem is to find a way to vodka in serious conditions of strong earthquake, or some its analogy related with heavy post alcoholic syndrome, when hands are shaking and cannot keep vodka in a glass. The special technics for voiding in such a strong conditions are suggested in video [4]

Relation to other languages

Some nationalities vodka more oftrn than other. If you ask a Japanese about vodking, then, often, you may get the answer: Vodka? Yes, a liter, please", indicating, that in Japan, the minimal amount of alcohol to vodka is "A liter". [5].

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://real-english.ru/articles/vodka-conjugation.htm Table of conjugation of verb to vodka Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "pos" defined multiple times with different content
  2. http://download.real-english.ru/data/bin/vodka-conjugation.pdf Conjugation of verb to vodka
  3. http://www.anekdot.ru/an/an1305/e130517.html#8 "Oh, Barel the Great! What, if they stop vodking and smoking?" – "Then even I can't save you!" (2013)
  4. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWpXG530oY8 Евгений Лебедев. Энергичные люди. Sep 6, 2009.
  5. http://www.anekdot.ru/an/an1306/o130615.html#12 .. что Ю-Фенг будет пить: водку, коньяк, вино? Перевожу. Ю-Фенг отвечает: «Водка, плииз, э литр!». Отец ужасается: «Такой маленький, неужели литр водки выпьет?». Объясняю, что «э литр» на юфенговом английском означает англ. «a little» ..

Keywords

Ethanol, Russia