narfiknarfik (narfiknarfik) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Could someone explain me what this replacement the beginning of word by "shm" means?
Expert? Shmexpert!
Bachelor ...Shmachelor...
President, Shmesident

In Russia we do not know these words.
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