No, this must a lithuanian anecdote''' wrote:A peasant's only cow dies. A fairy comes along and says "I'm having a good day, I'll grant you one wish". The peasant looks at his dead cow and says: "I want my neighbour's cow to die too"
hilarious''' wrote:"Hedgehog is a real asshole because he won't lend me his lawnmower". When hedgehog opens the door to ask rabbit what he wants, rabbit says "fuck you and your lawnmower" and goes home.
Cool, that's also sounds so familiar. Do you think irony is a characteristic feature of hungarians? I mean not only in anecdotes, but let say in literature, theater, cinema, everyday life etc. I find quite a big portion of irony in lithuanian stuff, it's often something like Roberto Benigni's La vita è bella - covering hard feelings with humor. La vita è bella reminds much of one book written by lithuanian writer B.Sruoga, who was in the concentration camp. The thing is that reading his memoirs is really...fun.''' wrote:...Later st Peter sees Kádár (our guy) crying on the steps of the Országház and comes down and cries with him.
''' wrote:Hungary, not Hungaria, and would someone kindly explain the cartoon? It's been confusing me. I think the comment however was that we came and conquered pannonia in 850AD-ish and were given legal possession of that land in 1000/1001AD whereas Slovakia didn't exist until recently so the claim of the nation of Slovakia to that land is lesser than our claim even though the claim of the Slovak people to live there is irrefutable.
I don't know, maybe there is something to do with that the states where we live in, were both once strong, militaristically powerful, proud states. (The actual living conditions of simple serfs or craftsmen is another issue ) And since history is a very important subject in Hungary, people learn about it already at a very early age, so they grow up with this pride somewhere deep inside. And now the state of Hungary is smaller, one-third of ethnic Hungarians live in the neighbouring countries, so it also contributes to that general feeling in Hungarians that "we are a sad nation". And that "once there were better times".
Rasa wrote:So on one hand, it seems having the past, when we were strong independent political unit, gives us a right to have that freedom once again, but on the other hand, it enforces high expectations nowadays which don’t comply with the reality. Failing to deal with the new reality (as effectively as we would like to) makes us quite depressed, pessimistic and self-critical.
''' wrote:Rasa wrote:So on one hand, it seems having the past, when we were strong independent political unit, gives us a right to have that freedom once again, but on the other hand, it enforces high expectations nowadays which don’t comply with the reality. Failing to deal with the new reality (as effectively as we would like to) makes us quite depressed, pessimistic and self-critical.
I think we can all sympathise with that.
''' wrote:it's usually japan
Varislintu wrote:This Wikipedia article sort of agrees with me, but the data are collected a decade apart in some cases, so I don't know how well they describe the reality in, say, 2009. Not to mention the reliability of the data in the first place.
''' wrote:knife through the heart usually but my uncle hanged himself
While Lithuania is extraordinary in the percent of men who hang themselves - 90% (!).
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