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Internet-shop “” violated the rules of the Russian language because of fear of demons

Internet-shop of digital technology “” intentionally violated the rules of spelling of the Russian language because of the reluctance to use the prefix “demon”, connected with “devilry and unclean spirit”. About this on his Facebook page on October 30  told the linguist news news aggregator News 360 Natalia Ivleva.
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Representatives of “” wrote the word “free” in their own advertising mailing through the letter “h”, explaining it with ideological and religious considerations. The error in the text drew the attention of Natalia Ivleva, a student of the Moscow State University Andrei Rybintsev.

Pointing to the staff of the online store for violation of the rules, the young man received a letter in return with gratitude for attention. At the same time in the quality control department “” refused to consider writing “free” as erroneous.

We are familiar with the rules of the Russian language, this prefix is ​​written through the letter “z” for ideological reasons. Hope for your understanding! from the letter “”

For a detailed explanation of why the word “free” should be written with the prefix “without”, representatives of the resource recommended Rybintsev to turn to one of the sections of the site

The section in the letter tells about the reform of the spelling of the Russian language, conducted by the Bolsheviks after the 1917 revolution, and about the “mystical” references that were laid down then in the rules for writing certain words.

In fact, many distortions of the language are mystical. People were punished to write all these words with the prefix “demon” instead of “without.” It would seem, what a difference. And the difference is very great. “Without” is the absence of something, and “demon” is one of the names you know whom. This rule was introduced deliberately. Artificially inserted prefix “devil” turns to root and means impure spirit, which is in the service of the devil. The word acquires ambiguity, in the human mind, “devilry” develops. from the section “On prefixes” devil “and” without “in Russian” on the site

but it was not possible to get an operative answer from the store. On the question of the use of consoles in the advertising mailing in the company they promised to “necessarily reply in the general order” (according to the rules of the store the answer can take up to two working days).

At the same time, on the site “”, engaged in the implementation of various digital equipment, you can find a number of strange links leading to the search for “Yandex” on the demand “about the harm of cellular”, “about the harm of yeast”, “about the dangers of Wi- Fi »,« about harm of a microwave oven »and« about harm of household chemical goods ».

To the left of the links is a small banner with an Orthodox cross and a request to provide charitable help to the orphans of the St. Alexis Desert in the Yaroslavl region.

In one of the reviews on the site former online store employee, who asked to remain anonymous, clarifies : chapter “” businessman Alexei Konishev is a deeply religious man who “even rotated on all this.”

Negative aspects of the company are bosses and [internal] laws. There was a feeling that Mr. Konyshev was really sick. Otherwise, how can you explain his phrases that the guys who shave, homosexuals, and the girls who are painted are prostitutes? He is a believer, but the task of the office is to deceive customers and shake out more money. former employee of

A large-scale reform of the spelling of the Russian language was carried out by the Bolsheviks in 1917-1918. The changed spelling of certain words was only a part of numerous innovations.

The reform excluded the letters Ѣ (тьt), Ѳ (phyt) and І (“and decimal”) from the alphabet, abolished the use of the letters ep (b) at the end of the words, and also introduced new forms of endings in the adjectives and participles in the genitive and accusative cases the endings -ago and -go were replaced by -go and -go).

Contrary to popular belief, the reform was conceived not coming to power as a result of the coup by the Bolshevik party, but preparing long before the revolution.

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