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    Домашние обязанности и традиции в разных странах

    Это оффтопик от темы Happy Thanksgiving, America!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joyan View Post
    The other pic is a simple potato salad (ham, boiled eggs, potatoes and mayo).
    This reminds me of a salad that has always been the biggest hit on holiday tables in the former Soviet Union. Actually it remains extremely popular nowadays. I even cannot imagine a holiday without this salad. We call it “olivye” after the name of Belgian Lucien Olivier, the chef of the Hermitage, one of Moscow’s most celebrated restaurants. It is called Russian salad worldwide, though. It is made of sausage, potatoes, carrots, boiled eggs, canned peas, green and pickled cucumbers, spring and large onions, and it is dressed with mayonnaise.

    Olivier salad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Sorry, my post has nothing to do with Thanksgiving.
    Last edited by Lampada; December 12th, 2012 at 10:15 PM. Reason: Отделила оф-топик

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    This thread reminds me of a funny experience I had when I was living in Russia. This was waaaaay back during Glasnost/Perestroika - so some of you younger folks may need to drag out the history books))).

    Anyway, I decided to have a Thanksgiving dinner and I invited all my Russian friends. There were no turkeys available in St. Petersburg (Leningrad!!) at that time, so I bought the biggest chicken I could find and used that. I also couldn't find a pumpkin, so I found a squash that kinda looked like a pumpkin - except it was green - and made quasi-pumpkin pie out of that.

    Then after we had all eaten the sumptuous feast, I informed the men that it was American tradition for the men to wash the dishes on Thanksgiving, since the women prepare the food. But all of the men refused! They said it was "women's work" and that Russian men NEVER do dishes! Yes, seriously.

    Ahhh, fun times!
    Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете, и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я здесь наблюдаю, и Владимир Николаевич тоже…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborski View Post
    This thread reminds me of a funny experience I had when I was living in Russia. This was waaaaay back during Glasnost/Perestroika - so some of you younger folks may need to drag out the history books))).

    Anyway, I decided to have a Thanksgiving dinner and I invited all my Russian friends. There were no turkeys available in St. Petersburg (Leningrad!!) at that time, so I bought the biggest chicken I could find and used that. I also couldn't find a pumpkin, so I found a squash that kinda looked like a pumpkin - except it was green - and made quasi-pumpkin pie out of that.

    Then after we had all eaten the sumptuous feast, I informed the men that it was American tradition for the men to wash the dishes on Thanksgiving, since the women prepare the food. But all of the men refused! They said it was "women's work" and that Russian men NEVER do dishes! Yes, seriously.

    Ahhh, fun times!
    Do you really think Russian men have changed since then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helenej View Post
    Do you really think Russian men have changed since then?
    I don't know!! Have they....?
    Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете, и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я здесь наблюдаю, и Владимир Николаевич тоже…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborski View Post
    I don't know!! Have they....?
    Evolution is not a fast process, as far as I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helenej View Post
    Evolution is not a fast process, as far as I know.
    Hehehe, I guess some things never change
    Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете, и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я здесь наблюдаю, и Владимир Николаевич тоже…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborski View Post
    Hehehe, I guess some things never change
    I know that even cats can be trained, though they are very stubborn and independent animals. Perhaps man is not a tougher animal. Do you think women can make doing dishes a male’s conditioned reflex by using reinforcing stimulus each time like, let’s say, sex?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helenej View Post
    I know that even cats can be trained, though they are very stubborn and independent animals. Perhaps man is not a tougher animal. Do you think women can make doing dishes a man’s conditioned reflex by using reinforcing stimulus each time like, let’s say, sex?
    Well, I trained my cat to use the toilet! So there is hope for human males everywhere! If they are as smart as a cat, that is )) Of course, sex is always a good reward!
    Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете, и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я здесь наблюдаю, и Владимир Николаевич тоже…

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockzmom View Post
    You should start a thread and let us all know about PR.
    o.O that would take a lot of thinking but I guess I could if more people are interested!

    @Lena that salad sure sounds a little like it. I wouldn't be surprised if our potato salad had some roots in Europe.

    On another note, this thread has certainly taken a funny turn.... (training cats to use the potty and men to do the dishes....)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborski View Post
    Well, I trained my cat to use the toilet! So there is hope for human males everywhere! If they are as smart as a cat, that is )) Of course, sex is always a good reward!
    The fact that women all over the world think alike gladdens me a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joyan View Post
    On another note, this thread has certainly taken a funny turn.... (training cats to use the potty and men to do the dishes....)
    Don't eavesdrop on what girls say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lena View Post
    Don't eavesdrop on what girls say.
    Joy's a girl too ))
    Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете, и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я здесь наблюдаю, и Владимир Николаевич тоже…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lena View Post
    Do you really think Russian men have changed since then?
    I do the washing up every day and consider it the easiest and the most pleasant work.

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    Маркус - какой ты молодец!!! Твоя жена наверное очень благодарная!
    Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете, и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я здесь наблюдаю, и Владимир Николаевич тоже…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcus View Post
    I do the washing up every day and consider it the easiest and the most pleasant work.
    Your wife must've perfectly trained you to do that, and even more - to enjoy that. May I ask her to share her experiences?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deborski View Post
    Joy's a girl too ))
    Oh, I have to apologize, Joy. That's perhaps the only thing I I don't like about this site. People are faceless here. I definitely feel uncomfortable being unaware of a person's gender, country of living, native language, target language, age (at least approximately, like 20-30 or 30-40).

    Btw, the Russian language has its advantages over English in this regard. If Joy were Russian she would say in her post #13

    После того, как я вчера вернулась, я думаю, я так наелась, что заснула.

    instead of the original

    After I got back last night I think I ate so much that I was falling asleep.

    And I would be certain of her gender.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lena View Post
    Your wife must've perfectly trained you to do that, and even more - to enjoy that. May I ask her to share her experiences?
    yes! I am also curious as to how she accomplished this!!! I can't even get my husband to take his shoes off in the house!
    Вот потому, что вы говорите то, что не думаете, и думаете то, что не думаете, вот в клетках и сидите. И вообще, весь этот горький катаклизм, который я здесь наблюдаю, и Владимир Николаевич тоже…

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lena View Post
    Your wife must've perfectly trained you to do that, and even more - to enjoy that. May I ask her to share her experiences?
    ‘Бить сковородкой по башке’ is both a popular ‘quick fix’ and long-term conditioning method practiced by some loving women out there. You may give it a go.

    Ответы@Mail.Ru: Если жена бьёт мужа сковородкой по голове - значит сильно любит?

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    ‘Заехать по морде чайником’ may be considered as its less common counterpart yet perpetuated in the popular street song performed below.


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    Quote Originally Posted by diogen_ View Post
    ‘Бить сковородкой по башке’ is both a popular ‘quick fix’ and long-term conditioning method practiced by some loving women out there. You may give it a go.
    I don’t think Marcus’s wife sticks to such brutal methods. I’m sure she motivates him in a more delicate way.

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