F is for Friday
The first line of a Report on Business story by Susan Krashinsky reads: “Vancouver’s radio dial is about to get a bit more bolshoy.”
The story is about a Russian media group taking over Vancouver airwaves for the Olympics. Notice anything off about that first sentence?
Bolshie is a slang term that derives from the term “Bolshevik,” meaning left-wing, socialist or uncooperative, according to the Canadian Oxford Dictionary.
Bolshoy, on the other hand, refers to the Bolshoi Theatre, a world famous ballet and opera theatre in Moscow.