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    please identify this item

    This box of porcupine dishes was found in the estate of a lady who visited Russia many times. I don't know what the dishes are used for, or what they are made of. Thanks for any information you can give.

    http://www.msnusers.com/MorrowPublisher ... hotoID=181[/u][/u][/u]

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    That's ash-trays (the souvenir ones). You can read it on the box. The leaf-shape ash-trays were rather common.

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    Re: please identify this item

    Quote Originally Posted by amorrow
    ... or what they are made of.
    I'm not sure. Bronze?

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    BTW, it's not a porcupine, it's a hedgehog.
    ЁЖ, not ДИКОБРАЗ.

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    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonian
    I think these simply are ceramic dishes depicting porcupine, that's all...
    These are not "simply ceramic dishes" but ash-trays. And it's even written on the box, not mentioning I saw them plenty of times in action.
    What that has to do with Anderson Art?

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    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    Hedgehogs!!!
    Or may be in American English they are porcupines too, I dunno...
    like any conifer tree is "pine".

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    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    Wow, it took you only two posts to realise something propp've already said twice.
    I wonder how many posts it will take to realise they are metal, not ceramic.

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    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    На коробочке написано "Еж".
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    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonian
    I did some reseach, and not just placed posts "out of blue" like some did.
    And, why am I talking to you anyway? [Edited. L.]
    I did no Google search since I know what it is. I saw these things a lot of times. Though if you need a proof try this:

    Hedgehogs metal set ashtray figurines SIGNED AEROFLOT airlines (a variation of the amorrow's set)
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Hedgehog-metal-asht ... 0010366381

    also just someone's memories:
    Был в 70-х годах ширпотребный набор в виде ежиков, вкладывающихся один в другого (получалась ежовая горка). Ежики были металлические, тяжелые и черные с серым отливом, с углублением вместо выпуклой спины, на коротеньких ножках.
    (http://egmg.livejournal.com/257318.html)

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    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    Hedgehogs dont grow bigger than your hand, and porcupines are about as big as a small dog. They're diffrent species.

    http://www.nhptv.org/Natureworks/gra...rcupine6sm.jpg

    http://www.fell2earth.com/puzzles/hedgehog.jpg
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Well, I don't know what to say. I want to say thanks to the Academy, to Mama, to Papa and to my dog. I love you all.

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    Do you like little hedgehogs?
    http://www.webpark.ru/comments.php?id=14289

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    I like this song:
    А я ёжиков люблю,
    Я от ёжиков торчу,
    Я от ёжиков шизею,
    Будь они хоть три рубля

    See full text on http://www.karaoke.ru/song/3997.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonian
    Bye the way, the asker wrote "porcupine dishes" which, as it turned out, is not a correct term for dishes in his picture; search for "porcupine dishes" produced different results, as compared to search for the right term, "hedgehog dishes."
    He (she?) asked what are these items, so it's obvious the asker wasn't sure about it himself. He could name it "ugly creatures dishes" for all I know, but that shouldn't affect the answer.

    The asker isn't required to give "correct terms", we are not in court after all. Those who answer should just use their common sense. It's better not to answer at all if you're not sure or not to be so categorical in your answers.

    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonian
    You know what else is missing in this translation forum? Grading the answer by peers. Some translation forums have these " agree" and "disagree" buttons where the rest of answerers can judge the answer.
    ............
    The list of the 100 best translators, in each language, is displayed. It also helps askers to choose the right answer. .....................
    The idea isn't bad though it's not quite germane, imho. This forum is not a contest or "Trivial pursuit", whith all these ratings and taking points.
    We are here to exchange our views helping each other in the process.

    P.S. You change conciderably your previous posts and do it quite often. Please mark these changes by the word "EDIT" or in any other way.
    Otherwise the answering posts may seem nonsensical and the whole conversation seems ragged.
    Thanx

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    Quote Originally Posted by charlestonian
    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    Hedgehogs dont grow bigger than your hand, and porcupines are about as big as a small dog. They're diffrent species.

    http://www.nhptv.org/Natureworks/gra...rcupine6sm.jpg

    http://www.fell2earth.com/puzzles/hedgehog.jpg
    Yep. See my post about details.

    Also, I have edited my previous post. There are some suggestions added. What do you people think about them? Would such structure of the forum help?
    I was just backing you up dude.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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