Any Polish folks out there? I'm asking because there is a stunning stallion named Pogrom, but I cannot get past the name.
Midwest Station has on their website that it means "invincible hero" in modern times. Of course, Midwest and David Boggs aren't exactly known for ethical behavior
Google shows pogrom to translate to slaughter. Anyone know the real deal?
The Knotted Pony
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Slaughter doesn't begin to convey the meaning of the word which isn't Polish anyway. It's Russian-Russian/Yiddish and it's been around since the 1800's. This makes my blood boil because my grandfather's family fled Russia at the turn of the century (the previous one) to escape these "authorized" massacres. I don't speak Polish but the closest translation I could find for invincible hero was "niepokonany". Not even close!
Not Polish but a Czech/ Slovak cross and it basically refers to ethnic cleansing wiping out entire neighborhoods or towns in a single, violent action.
It might literally mean invincible hero as those doing the "cleansing" consider themselves superior and invincible heros for their actions.
What a classless name. My family had people in the camps-Catholic or couldn't keep their mouths shut but never involved in any large scale cleansing but that name offends me. Can only imagine how it is received by Jewish decendants of pogram survivors.
I'm sure they argue it did not always mean that and has a long history of more honorable definitions. But the swastika had been around a long time as a religious symbol as well, both are offensive in today's world.
Figures Boggs has it...equally disgusting.
When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.
I'm Polish. Traditionally it meant to bring (catastrophic) defeat to the enemy, and yes, slaughter. These days it's mostly used to describe attacks against specific groups, whether political, religious or ethnic, and to include the "cleansing" of that population from the area. The various cleansings of the Jewish population throughout the ages from areas of Europe are referred to as pogroms, as is what's happening to the Roma, the Palestinians, etc.
It is, however, also commonly used as slang in sports, to refer to a crushing defeat of the enemy team.
Very tasteless name. It is a commentary on the lack of education in this country that word like that is apparently not familiar to the governing board which approves names. I am most familiar with the word from Leon Uris books, such as Exodus and Mila 18, but I am positive it was also used in history classes to describe mass violent attacks on Jewish communities in eastern Europe, which involved the worst kinds of violence with crowds of citizens, soldiers, or posses of local officials attacking, killing, beating, raping, and setting fires to homes to drive out all the (usually Jewish) inhabitants. Ugly.
1. an organized massacre of a particular ethnic group, in particular that of Jews in Russia or eastern Europe.
synonyms: massacre, slaughter, mass murder, annihilation, extermination, decimation, carnage, bloodbath, bloodletting, butchery, genocide, holocaust, purge, ethnic cleansing
Kinda makes you wonder what other names people find acceptable.