Jesus Christ born in the Ukrain

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
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Seems to be all the rage,

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  • Reply 1 of 7
    splinemodelsplinemodel Posts: 7,311member
    "Ukraine" is the preferred spelling. Plus, the word "the" exists neither in Ukrainian or Russian. So really, it's just "Ukraine."



    Sorry, it's a pet peeve. My mother is from Ukraine.



    On another note, I like this pravda article better. There's a bunch of tabloidy stuff on there. Makes for a good time.
  • Reply 2 of 7
    johnqjohnq Posts: 2,763member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Splinemodel

    "Ukraine" is the preferred spelling. Plus, the word

    "the" exists neither in Ukrainian or Russian. So really,

    it's just "Ukraine."



    Sorry, it's a pet peeve. My mother is from Ukraine.





    Ha ha, the Ukraine. Do you know what the Ukraine is?

    It's a sitting duck. A road apple, Splinemodel.



    The Ukraine is weak.



    It's feeble. I think it's time to put the hurt on the

    Ukraine...
  • Reply 3 of 7
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    I thought this was going to be about Vitali Klitschko winning the WBC Heavyweight Title last week.



  • Reply 4 of 7
    giaguaragiaguara Posts: 2,724member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by johnq

    Ha ha, the Ukraine. Do you know what the Ukraine is?

    It's a sitting duck. A road apple, Splinemodel.




    the Ukraine does not look like that. Would you tell why you say "the Ukraine" to be that? Would you feel insulted if someone said "USA" (without the article) to be something similar?
  • Reply 5 of 7
    fran441fran441 Posts: 3,715member
    It's from an episode of Seinfeld when Newman and Kramer are playing a game of Risk.....
  • Reply 6 of 7
    formerlurkerformerlurker Posts: 2,686member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Giaguara

    the Ukraine does not look like that. Would you tell why you say "the Ukraine" to be that? Would you feel insulted if someone said "USA" (without the article) to be something similar?



    Sigh.

    Humor.

    Seinfeld.

    Newman.

    Kramer.



    Follow the link that was posted with the comment...

    Quote:

    New scene.



    Kramer and Newman are on a subway car, the Risk board sits on their laps.



    Newman: Are you sure you know where the impound yard is?



    Kramer: Oh, stop stalling. Come on.



    Newman: I can't think, there's all this noise.



    Kramer: Or is it because I've built a stronghold around Greenland? I've driven

    you out of Western Europe and I've left you teetering on the brink of complete

    annihilation.



    Newman: I'm not beaten yet. I still have armies in the Ukraine.



    This comment perks up the ears of what appears to be a Russian immigrant.



    Kramer: Ha ha, the Ukraine. Do you know what the Ukraine is? It's a sitting

    duck. A road apple, Newman. The Ukraine is weak. It's feeble. I think it's

    time to put the hurt on the Ukraine.



    Ukrainian: I come from Ukraine. You not say Ukraine weak.



    Kramer: Yeah, well we're playing a game here, pal.



    Ukrainian: Ukraine is game to you?! Howbout I take your little board and smash it!!



    The Ukrainian pounds the game board, destroying it and sending army pieces

    flying.



  • Reply 7 of 7
    splinemodelsplinemodel Posts: 7,311member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Giaguara

    the Ukraine does not look like that. Would you tell why you say "the Ukraine" to be that? Would you feel insulted if someone said "USA" (without the article) to be something similar?



    Thanks to Seinfeld, any mention of Ukraine will get diverted to that scene from the show. Fortunately, it was a funny scene and a good show.



    But seriously, Risk is somewhat accurate. Ukraine is essentially a crossroads, and it's very hard to defend. Plus, there's not a terrain advantage forthe locals. It's mostly flat steppe.
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