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Re: weird facts

Postby MagsJ » Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:14 am

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It actually denotes someone from South Germany and/or dark-haired,
who ploughed the land, so a farmer/agriculturalist etc.

Also: Schwarzenegger is a German surname that means person from Schwarzenegg, which is both a town in Switzerland and a place in Land Salzburg in Austria. The name also translates literally to "black ploughman" in German.
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Re: weird facts

Postby MagsJ » Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:56 am

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Castle is Schloss, in German.. I’ve been to a Schloss.. fun times.

Why FC dropping lies, like napalm yo!
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Re: weird facts

Postby Jakob » Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:46 am

Egg, Eggerer. Begriffsursprung: 1) Wohnstättenname zu mittelhochdeutsch ecke, egge „Ecke, Winkel“ (oberdeutsch Egg), also für jemanden, der an einer Ecke, an einem Vorsprung wohnt. Auch Herkunftsname zum in Süddeutschland und Österreich häufigen Ortsnamen Egg..

Meaning yes, it refers to a dwelling, and quite possibly in a historic sense, as Germany had a tapestry of some 300 different little cultural realms, it did refer to a fairly substantial dwelling in the state where the name originated. Though the origins of the translation which I have from a reputable source, might be too obscure for google to produce it entirely correctly.
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Re: weird facts

Postby MagsJ » Thu Dec 31, 2020 3:27 am

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Sanatan is the oldest religion in the world, not Hinduism: founded between 6,000 years to 8,000 years ago by various prophets (messangers of god) in present-day India and Pakistan while the roots date back to 7280 BC (about 10,000 years back).
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Re: weird facts

Postby MagsJ » Thu Dec 31, 2020 4:27 am

Jakob wrote:
Egg, Eggerer. Begriffsursprung: 1) Wohnstättenname zu mittelhochdeutsch ecke, egge „Ecke, Winkel“ (oberdeutsch Egg), also für jemanden, der an einer Ecke, an einem Vorsprung wohnt. Auch Herkunftsname zum in Süddeutschland und Österreich häufigen Ortsnamen Egg..

Meaning yes, it refers to a dwelling, and quite possibly in a historic sense, as Germany had a tapestry of some 300 different little cultural realms, it did refer to a fairly substantial dwelling in the state where the name originated. Though the origins of the translation which I have from a reputable source, might be too obscure for google to produce it entirely correctly.
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“Similar to many Austrian family names, the distinguished surname Egger is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames in Austria were patronymic surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. Austrian and German patronymic names emerged as early as the mid-9th century. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. The name Egger is derived from the Germanic given name Ogier or Edgar, which both combine elements meaning prosperity and spear.”

Maybe the name grew, to also include plush pads.. a’la the prosperity connection? Who knows,.
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On my mother’s French-Norman/Anglo side, her mother’s surname means sturdy.. and she sure lived up to that name, I can tell you :|
She was definitely from sturdy stock, and sturdy did she convey.
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Re: weird facts

Postby promethean75 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:05 pm

Beginning in the 30s the soviets started training German shepherds to be anti-tank weapons. First, the dogs were trained to deliver the explosive and then return to the trainer. The dog would pull with its teeth a harness release while underneath the tank, and then gtfo. This didnt work out well for several reasons, so they designed the harness to have a seven inch wooden lever mounted vertically above the dog. When he slid under the tank, the lever would be thrown and ka boom. Essentially the dogs became suicide bombers.

Other problems evolved as well. The obvious one being moving tanks, as opposed to stationary tanks. Another was the fact that german tanks used gasoline while soviet tanks used diesel. The dogs were trained with soviet tanks, so the different smell of the german tanks confused them.

All in all the program didnt work out, but there were a few notable instances and particular battles in which they performed very well.

(yo I'm like a scholar now on the Schäferhund. G'head, ax me anything.)

I wanna get a Czech working line german shepherd. The showlines have purposefully bred deformities into the original bloodline to change the shape (note the smaller haunches and sloping back) of the dog, and they dont tend to be as formidable in character as the working line dogs. Some of that breeding also made hip dysplasia more common among the resulting bloodlines. Also, the Czech german shepherds are the ones that look most like wolves.

Second choice is the saddle black and tan... the 'classic' shepherd that we always see. But no showlines. Man I had no idea about these differences and how they mattered.
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Re: weird facts

Postby promethean75 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:16 pm

https://youtu.be/_cSNWGmN1KI

Go to 1:49. A sire playing with his litter. This is so adorable I could just melt. See how he rolls into that submissive position for a split second as the puppies bombard him? That's training, man. No I literally think dad is doing that on purpose to give the puppies a chance to experience that dominant position when pinning an opponent down. This is necessary to build their confidence... they have to know they are able to dominate in a fight like that... even if dad is faking it for them. They dont know that. They actually thought they took dad down. So adorable.

Another weird fact: one way to break an alpha male shepherd of his 'attitude problem', is to.... check this shit out... ignore him when you enter the room.

How fucking interesting is that? The alpha's confidence and sense of office depends on his being recognized and acknowledged by his inferiors. Ignore the fucker and he's like 'yo... what's the deal man? I'm over here. You know, leader of the pack. Yoo-hoo.... over here!'
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Re: weird facts

Postby MagsJ » Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:54 am

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Church records show the German Nazis melted down some 80,000 bells to make weapons or ammunition during WWII

Reclaimed church bells can only be returned on ‘permanent loan’ to its owner, as officially they are owned by the German Government
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