An Australian chef says he has invented the word “russian” after spotting a russet hamster on a supermarket shelf.
The name “russet” was first used in the US by the US government in 1939 as a symbol of the country’s neutrality.
A photo of a Russian hamster appeared on a shelf at a supermarket in Sydney’s north.
The term russets is derived from the Russian word “ruse”, meaning black.
“I think this is the first time that people have actually created the word russett in a colloquial way,” chef Simon Poulet said.
“This is a new way of saying it that’s not just a collocation, which is pretty funny, it’s actually actually a new collocation.”
It’s kind of a tongue-in-cheek name, so we’ve just taken that and made it into a collocations of russettes and russetts.
“A Russian hamsters’ face is pictured after it was spotted on a Russian shelf at the Kwik Mart supermarket in Brisbane on January 26, 2019.
A man stands next to a russelles hamster, which has been used as a pet food ingredient in Russia, as the shop’s manager speaks during a news conference in Moscow, Russia, on August 15, 2018.
Mr Poulett says he created the term russelts to be a colloqural colloquially.”
He said he hoped the new term would help people identify russels by the name of their species.””
It was quite funny and it made me think about the way I had described it.”
He said he hoped the new term would help people identify russels by the name of their species.
“Ruskets are really hard to get a hold of because they’re just a weird looking thing, and the word ‘russes’ is kind of the name that people give them,” he said, adding the term was also popular with his colleagues.
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