sinij_stepler (sinij_stepler) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Anecdote.

In Russia when you ask somebody to tell you an anecdote, you get some imaginary story that happend not with the speaker (for example  "an Englishman,  an American and a Russain  bet who can drink more vodka...." , "Panda eats, shoots and leaves" etc.). Yesterday I asked people from different countries to tell me they favourite anecdotes.  And I got a lot of fun stories from their own personal experience.  As I understood there is some difference between meaning of the word "anecdote" in Russian and in English. Or is it just a coincidence?
Could you please tell me how you understand this word?
Tags: english, russian, vocabulary
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