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Anyone ever noticed the similarity between the names Wawrinka and Vavrinec? They're essentially the same linguistic root, one in Polish and the other in Slovak. I wonder what the chances were of having such a name show up in two professional tennis players, both playing for Switzerland!

Can any Polish/Slovak speakers enlighten us as to the origin of the name?
 

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Thought this would be about some sexual affair...
So did I :eek: :p The actual topic is still interesting, I just thought we were being alerted to something we had no idea about. So many misleading thread titles these days =)
 

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Wawrinka -> Polish "Wawrzynka" -> (l. Laurus) is a kind of shrub
Vavrinec -> Polish "Wawrzynek" -> (l. Daphne mezereum) is a kind of shrub

:lol:

The funny thing: "Wawrzynka" is feminine and "Wawrzynek" is masculine, so by contrast to the sex of these Swisses.
 

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Anyone ever noticed the similarity between the names Wawrinka and Vavrinec? They're essentially the same linguistic root, one in Polish and the other in Slovak. I wonder what the chances were of having such a name show up in two professional tennis players, both playing for Switzerland!

Can any Polish/Slovak speakers enlighten us as to the origin of the name?
It seems that they are Slovaks - very nice people.
 

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Wawrinka -> Polish "Wawrzynka" -> (l. Laurus) is a kind of shrub
Vavrinec -> Polish "Wawrzynek" -> (l. Daphne mezereum) is a kind of shrub

:lol:

The funny thing: "Wawrzynka" is feminine and "Wawrzynek" is masculine, so by contrast to the sex of these Swisses.
Seems like Federer likes masculine women.
 

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Seems like Federer likes masculine women.
Because German word "die Feder" is feminine, everything works perfectly. They have just changed the roles ;) :devil:
 

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I could swear that I have heard Slovenians with the same last name - Vavrinec.
 

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lol thought this was some type of gossip!!

but the revelations about their names is quite interesting anyways.
 

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Yawn.

Thought this would be about some sexual affair...
Stan the man the real swiss #1 can get much better than Mirka :eek:
 

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stan is the man, an helvetian
he drives in his van through the gran
canyon
humps his fans as part of the masterplan

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stan is the man, an helvetian
he drives in his van through the gran
canyon
humps his fans as part of the masterplan

:worship::devil:
That put me in the mood for some quality Spadea from our friends at youtube.:cool:
 

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Wawrinka -> Polish "Wawrzynka" -> (l. Laurus) is a kind of shrub
Vavrinec -> Polish "Wawrzynek" -> (l. Daphne mezereum) is a kind of shrub

:lol:

The funny thing: "Wawrzynka" is feminine and "Wawrzynek" is masculine, so by contrast to the sex of these Swisses.
Mirka last name in Slovakia is "Vavrinecova". She basically did the same as Hingis in Switzerland.... put out the "ova" to sound less "czechoslovak" :eek:
 
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