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    They were called into a conference room and told they were being laid off. The reason: weakening economic conditions, "It was the shock of my lifetime." he said.

    I think the black "," wrong. It should be changed to ".", right?


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    Let's do a little swap,

    They were called into a conference room and told they were being laid off. The reason: weakening economic conditions. "It was the shock of my lifetime," he said.

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    You think "," should be changed to "." before "It was.....", right, comrade?


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    Yes, comrade Puzzle.

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    I'm glad we're all comrades.


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    You too???

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    Soup was making a joke. Note the:



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    So was I.

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    Comrade is often translated as friend, right? No pun, no joke. Just language.


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    Comrade is often translated as friend, right? No pun, no joke. Just language.
    Twenty years ago it was the same as 'Mr / Ms' in English. I remember we even had it in our English textbooks. 'Comrade Ivanov, please read the story.' Today it's very rarely used. I know the English word 'comrade' sounds very much bolshevik that's why I was somewhat startled when I saw it in the post. A voice of the past.

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