[TAG] Fwd: Your marriage essay
rick at linuxmafia.com
Tue Sep 2 09:37:19 MSD 2008
Quoting Jimmy O'Regan (joregan at gmail.com):
> The Lithuanians like to claim Mickiewicz as their own, citing the
> opening line of that book - 'Lithuania, my fatherland' - conveniently
> ignoring that the /rest/ of the book is a paean to the ways of life of
> the Polish nobility.
He was also clearly thinking of the historical identity of his country
as the "Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth" under which the Grand Duchy of
Lithuania and Polish kingdom (including parts of present-day Belarus, Latvia,
Ukraine, Estonia, and wester Russia) were united for over 200 years, and
was arguably Poland's golden age. It was common to refer to the united
state as Lithuania, even though Poland was the dominant partner.
> Stockholm... Oslo... you're not going to stock up on lutefisk, are you?
I'm hoping to foment strife between the lutefisk and surstr??mming
people. Two birds, etc.
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