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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
    Ok, now just what is "Masha"? I keep hearing it. Some nickname for her or for the name "Maria"?
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    Sorry RD, just had to do it . Nickname for Maria.

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    I dunno. And yeah, Potatoes..."Masha" just sounds really...umm...different to me, I guess. I prefer Maria myself.

    And what do they call that Yagudin guy again? Seems like there's a nickname/diminuitive (sp) for every Russian name, it seems.

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    RD, I would estimate about 90-95% of Slavic names have a diminutive version, some have more than one.

    In the case of Alexei, you have 2 possibilities for a "shorter" version: Lyosha (4 letters in Russian), Alyosha (5 letters). He can also be called Lyokha (4 letters), Lyoshka (5), Aleshka (6). The last 3 are more of a "familiar" names - friends would call you that. You can have "endearing" names - Aleshen'ka, Leshen'ka, etc. These are for little kids and something that moms and girfriends would use to address a guy with name Alexei.

    I read somewhere that Yagudin prefers to be called "Yashka" - which is familiar version of a diminutive for Yakov/Jacob. That I don't get. Must be an inside story.

    I should also add, that even if a name does not have a "shorter" version (like Ilya, Marina) - you can always "convert" the name into an endearing or a familiar version.

    How about that?

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    that's interesting. I've heard Russians address Yagudin as "Lyosha" (couldn't remember it though). I think I've also heard "Alyosha".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
    And what do they call that Yagudin guy again? Seems like there's a nickname/diminuitive (sp) for every Russian name, it seems.
    The nicknames/diminuitives for Yagudin are "hot to death" "yummy hunny" and depending on the costume... "damn! he's fine!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
    IAnd what do they call that Yagudin guy again?
    I call him Honey Bun!!! or Sweet Cheeks!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwanford Wife View Post
    The nicknames/diminuitives for Yagudin are "hot to death" "yummy hunny" and depending on the costume... "damn! he's fine!"
    depending on one's sexual orientation, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
    depending on one's sexual orientation, of course.
    Hey, even my husband understands that Yagudin is on the official "list" - the man is simply so hot...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwanford Wife View Post
    Hey, even my husband understands that Yagudin is on the official "list" - the man is simply so hot...
    Hey Girl, you are so right on!! Say it again!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwanford Wife View Post
    Hey, even my husband understands that Yagudin is on the official "list" - the man is simply so hot...
    This used to be one of the things I'd "love to hate" about skating forums. The vast majority of the fanbase is female so you'd get all these foaming at the mouth comments on the forums. It drove me away from some of the old "underground" forums, actually.

    But I understand. It's the same with a lot of guys and a certain (female) skater who I shall not name here. And I don't agree with them, either.

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    Cmon RD. You love it. Talk about the Ladies is your only bag for figure skating. Many female posters are right with you, and will only care at the Ladies Division.

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    I do only care about the ladies. It seems to me that you think it's a bad thing. Better than not liking skating at all, I suppose...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
    I do only care about the ladies. It seems to me that you think it's a bad thing. Better than not liking skating at all, I suppose...
    Way to be honest But I am getting into the Gentleman's events more lately.

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    But Red Dog, all the hot ladies are in ice dancing!

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    OSFM, Pairs and Dance have ladies, that would be included IMO.

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