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And it’s not just Slavic languages where people have weird names.  I remember a 70s Dutch footballer called Zuurbier (sour beer) and there are a few Speksnijders - ie blubber cutter on a whaling ship!  :yikes:

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59 minutes ago, Grassmarket said:

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

 

That's interesting. In Croatian, Krivoshapka would be similar to "wrong paw". :d


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Just now, Grassmarket said:

And it’s not just Slavic languages where people have weird names.  I remember a 70s Dutch footballer called Zuurbier (sour beer) and there are a few Speksnijders - ie blubber cutter on a whaling ship!  :yikes:

Speksnijder is literally just 'bacon cutter', nothing to do with a whaling ship or blubber (anymore) :d 

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1 minute ago, Grassmarket said:

And it’s not just Slavic languages where people have weird names.  I remember a 70s Dutch footballer called Zuurbier (sour beer) and there are a few Speksnijders - ie blubber cutter on a whaling ship!  :yikes:

 

Not to forget IJsbrand (icefire). :evil:


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And to keep it at least a tiny bit on-topic: Chardine Sloof --> Chardine Hard Worker Who Is Disrespected :p 

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6 minutes ago, heywoodu said:

Speksnijder is literally just 'bacon cutter', nothing to do with a whaling ship or blubber (anymore) :d 


Yes, I know, but according to Herman Melville (Moby Dick) a Speksnijder was indeed a blubber cutter.  However, in today’s IBU race there was actually an Italian girl called Lardschneider, which is the same thing.

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3 minutes ago, Grassmarket said:


Yes, I know, but according to Herman Melville (Moby Dick) a Speksnijder was indeed a blubber cutter.  However, in today’s IBU race there was actually an Italian girl called Lardschneider, which is the same thing.

 

Lardschneider crashed into a certain Brazilian in one of the earlier IBU Cups this season, so boooo :mad:

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Shame we don't have many :FIN members. I recall Krista Lahteenmaki's name was supposed to mean something like "Tree by the bay" :d

 

"Lahti" in Finnish means "bay" :coffee:

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Just now, Monzanator said:

Shame we don't have many :FIN members. I recall Krista Lahteenmaki's name was supposed to mean something like "Tree by the bay" :d

 

"Lahti" in Finnish means "bay" :coffee:

 

@Finnator123 would like to have a word with you :p 

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what about the most catholic name in biathlon Martin "Lord´s prayer" :p

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