Why does my Christmas mug have "rebellion" written on it? While on vacation in Iceland last week, I bought a mug at a Tiger
store. The mug is red with the word "oprør" in green. Given the colors and the season I assumed this would have something to do with Christmas, but once I got home and looked it up I discovered that "oprør" means "rebel" or "rebellion" (in Danish). Is there any meaning to this that I'm not getting? Are the Christmas colors just a coincidence? Why is a multinational chain store fomenting rebellion? I'm mildly mystified.
posted by mskyle
on Dec 9, 2010 -
What did the Nazis call the French Resistance? I know they called the individual resisters "terrorists," but what word did they use to describe the resistance as a whole? (Insurgency, resistance, uprising, rebellion, etc.) This is research for a screenplay - I'm not
looking for a discussion about modern parallels, or of what the morally correct word is in various situations. Also, if someone could give me the word in German that would be great! Please no guessing.
posted by bagadonuts
on Oct 22, 2009 -
Emergency Research Materials Needed: Due to not being an adult about things I now have to write a quick story set during the Indian Rebellion of 1857. And I have to finish it by Sunday. Yes, I've already read Wikipedia. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk
on Apr 28, 2009 -
Please recommend books (not overly scholarly, but in-depth, if possible) dealing with the causes and issues surrounding the rise of the American Independence movement prior to July 4, 1776. [more inside]
posted by Chrischris
on Oct 13, 2008 -
Historically, has there been a member of Royal blood that, for either philosophical, political or religious reasons eschewed the royal lifestyle and struck out on their own? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones
on Jan 10, 2007 -
If I lived in a country (mentioning no names, because I'm not sure if it is treason...) that had an unelected head of state, and whos position was based on the family they were born into, how would I go about getting rid of them, in any way other than the obvious one? I'm thinking some kind of political campaign, etc.
posted by Orange Goblin
on Nov 19, 2004 -