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wavebreaker
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Is the U. S. a "motherland" or "fatherland"?

Bit off topic but interesting (I hope) discussion.

Germany and Italy. "Fatherland"s. Citizens of those country refer to their nation as fatherland.

Russia is a "motherland."

With reference to political quotations or popular song, what's the U. S.?

I consider our society matriarchal so I'd say "motherland."
Lady liberty. U. S. referred to a "her" more often than not.

Your take?


joshnorris14
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re: Is the U. S. a "motherland" or "fatherland"?
Both are fricking ridiculous.


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Zach
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re: Is the U. S. a "motherland" or "fatherland"?
Bit of trivia... the lyrics of the Soviet National Anthem says 'land of the free.'


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CamdenTiger
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I'd say mother, but if dad had bigger tits to suck on, it would be him.


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CITWTT
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re: Is the U. S. a "motherland" or "fatherland"?
niether


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TrueTiger
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re: Is the U. S. a "motherland" or "fatherland"?
It's more like kiddieland.


Zahrim
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re: Is the U. S. a "motherland" or "fatherland"?
red headed bastard step child land


wavebreaker
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re: Is the U. S. a "motherland" or "fatherland"?



I'm sure some PhD in linguistics wrote a dissertation on this.


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OleWar
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re: Is the U. S. a "motherland" or "fatherland"?
As concerns Russia- This is some sort of mistranslation or false idea by Americans based on some popular cinematic images.

Russians use the terms otchestva which translates directly into fatherland. The other more popular term rodina translates into homeland.

There are statues and historical images of rodina mat or matyshka rossiya which translates into mother of the homeland or mother russia, but these are images that are in my opinion analogous to lady libery for the United States or Marianne the symbol of France.

Neither Russian or US society is matriarchal.


lsu480
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re: Is the U. S. a "motherland" or "fatherland"?
It's a homeland


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wavebreaker
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re: Is the U. S. a "motherland" or "fatherland"?
Thanks for your thoughtful response.


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hawkster
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re: Is the U. S. a "motherland" or "fatherland"?
Babydaddyland


darkhorse
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re: Is the U. S. a "motherland" or "fatherland"?
I think it's a cross of both. mAtherland" or "fOtherland"

I think the reasoning behind my thought is evident.


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TigerRad
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re: Is the U. S. a "motherland" or "fatherland"?
Since Americans are all relatively recent immigrants, neither term applies IMO.

The land did not give rise to us in any sense. We came here and made it what it is.


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pcowhe87098
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re: Is the U. S. a "motherland" or "fatherland"?
You consider our society matriarchal? What the hell are you basing that on? Because it is completely false.


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