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    Default Mother Russia vs Fatherland Germany

    Ships are women, Russia is a mother, but Germany is a father.

    Why the difference?

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    Why is it Mother Nature and Father Time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yurty View Post
    Ships are women, Russia is a mother, but Germany is a father.

    Why the difference?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yurty View Post
    Ships are women, Russia is a mother, but Germany is a father.

    Why the difference?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yurty View Post
    Ships are women, Russia is a mother, but Germany is a father.

    Why the difference?
    When the English language actually had grammatical genders, boats were male. The identification of boats with women among ancient benevolent misogynists did not have root in grammatical gender. Also various different languages with grammatical genders all identify ships as variously female, male, or neuter.

    I'd also like to point out that Russians often use a term that means "fatherland" to refer to Russia.
    "Do not think that I came to bring peace... I did not come to bring peace, but a sword." - Matthew 10:34

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Why is it Mother Nature and Father Time?
    "Do not think that I came to bring peace... I did not come to bring peace, but a sword." - Matthew 10:34

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    The clip you posted was UNFUNNY.
    (maybe if I was stoned it would be funny, ... but probably NOT)



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    Cuz Germans are manly.

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    Mother Russia goes back to the Mongols, sacking Kiev (then capital of Russia), making big parts of Russia belong to Khanates (or at least pay tribute or taxes).

    What was left? The rest of the Russians hiding in forests that the Mongols could not be bothered with (while they went to the Rhine and wintered on the Hungarian plains).

    Volga, as the trading route between the "still standing" and the "subjugated" parts of Russia was called "my Dear Mother (of Russia)". Have you not heard any of the most popular songs (other than the anthem when another Olympic medal is clocked)? So it is the name for an entity that, strictly speaking, for centuries was not a political entity.

    When Russia entered the imperialist expansion stage (Siberia, and towards the Muslim SE) it was important to create this myth of integrity, as well as keeping the ones not integral to that "mythical" area onboard, so to say: White Russians, Ukrainians, Karelians on the other geographical axes – but still part of it.

    That's 600 years of "mother" Russia – rather than the Cold War propaganda.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Threedee View Post
    Because nature is a bitch, and time is a bastard.
    (That's pretty good, 3d)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Threedee View Post
    Especially when they lose.
    True. They don't hide in caves like Arabs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jade Dragon View Post
    I had an honest question with no insults. In the off topic forum.

    What is your rule for insults in these types of threads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noise View Post
    Mother Russia goes back to the Mongols, sacking Kiev (then capital of Russia), making big parts of Russia belong to Khanates (or at least pay tribute or taxes).

    What was left? The rest of the Russians hiding in forests that the Mongols could not be bothered with (while they went to the Rhine and wintered on the Hungarian plains).

    Volga, as the trading route between the "still standing" and the "subjugated" parts of Russia was called "my Dear Mother (of Russia)". Have you not heard any of the most popular songs (other than the anthem when another Olympic medal is clocked)? So it is the name for an entity that, strictly speaking, for centuries was not a political entity.

    When Russia entered the imperialist expansion stage (Siberia, and towards the Muslim SE) it was important to create this myth of integrity, as well as keeping the ones not integral to that "mythical" area onboard, so to say: White Russians, Ukrainians, Karelians on the other geographical axes – but still part of it.

    That's 600 years of "mother" Russia – rather than the Cold War propaganda.
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