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2 hours ago, dcro said:

 

Fun fact: It's KOŽICA and it means thin skin. :p

In Polish it's without ˇ and means something different - this is kozica:

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Ludmila Horká = Ludmila Hot

Eliška Teplá = Eliška Warm

Michal Krčmář = Michal Innkeeper

Karolína Dusilová = Karolína Suffocated (+ová)

 

 

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Kamila Żuk - Kamila Beetle

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Khrushchev (Khrush) was also a Ukrainian beetle.
 

There was a Russian lady 400m runner called Krivoshapka - Crooked Hat.  Also a few Chernousov/Chernousovas = Black mouth.

 

(It’s because of serfdom - owners would give their serfs insulting names)

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2 hours ago, Vojthas said:

In Polish it's without ˇ and means something different - this is kozica:

 

And also in Croatian kozica means little goat, while Kožica is thin skin.


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4 hours ago, heywoodu said:

 

Yeah I've mostly decided to skip the weird Z's and things like that, sorry :p It's hard enough to try and keep track of things like Pérez vs Perez :d 

 

Thin skin is an interesting meaning of someone's name though :d 

 

That's disappointing. I thought é in Pérez is just the accent? Ž is separate letter, and not a variation of z - it's prounounced like zh. :p


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23 minutes ago, Grassmarket said:

Khrushchev (Khrush) was also a Ukrainian beetle.
 

There was a Russian lady 400m runner called Krivoshapka - Crooked Hat.  Also a few Chernousov/Chernousovas = Black mouth.

 

(It’s because of serfdom - owners would give their serfs insulting names)

Sleptsova - slepoy - blind - perfect name for a biathlete :p

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31 minutes ago, dcro said:

 

That's disappointing. I thought é in Pérez is just the accent? Ž is separate letter, and not a variation of z - it's prounounced like zh. :p

Like u and ü being different? :p 

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1 hour ago, Vojthas said:

Kamila Żuk - Kamila Beetle

 

Not to mention Krystyna Guzik (nee Pałka) - Christina Button (nee Stick)

 

Łukasz Szczurek - Lucas Little Rat

 

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4 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Like u and ü being different? :p 

 

Pretty much. :p


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