Skervesen - Name meaning?

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  1. Milchek

    Milchek SS.org Regular

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    So, I saw that Skervesen are produced in Poland. Which struck me as surprising, because the name sounds a bit more Scandinavian in origin.

    Then I got to thinking, why would a Polish bloke call it Skervesen, especially since it's not the founders last name or anything like that.

    Then it occurred to me that 'Skervesen', phonetically sounds a lot like the colorful Polish term 'Zkurwy Sin' - which means "Son of a Bitch."

    Was the founder trolling? Or have I been puffing the herb too much?
     
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    Someone told me it means mother fucker once :rofl:
     
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    Before I knew it was Polish, I thought it was Norwegian. So I agree that it sounds Scandinavian. :D Don't know what it means though, sorry.
     
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    Well the insult is written skurwysyn and not zkurwy sin, which just reinforces the idea that Skervesen could be derived from it.
     
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    probably the worst brand name ever created
     
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    I am native Polish speaker. This is definitely a troll.
     
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    I've always hear that it was son of a bitch/bastard depending on who was talking, so this is in agreement with what I've heard.
     
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    The description of the company and the "image removed" messages are fucking great. :lol:
     
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    KnightBrolaire bring out your dead

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    yup, I love the whole "company with shitty quality control bit" as a dig at gibson
     
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    I had a guy come over to my place a few years ago because he was looking to buy a CS6 and he wanted to try one of mine. We were talking about guitars and I mentioned Skervesen, he looked at me really funny, he had never heard of them. I said they were a newer Polish brand and he laughed and said "that name means son of a bitch." So I guess there is truth to it.
     
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    Great, now you skervesens are going to make me thing of Nazareth’s Hair of the Dog every time I pick up my shoggie!:rant:
     
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    http://en.bab.la/dictionary/polish-english/skurwysyn

    I asked this question on the Skervesen owners group. The Skervesen staff and owner said it was a common Polish expression, akin to "son of a bitch!". The direct translation is "whore son". They said that this was something that people said when they saw the initial prototypes :lol: so they anglicised it slightly and went with that name. Damn perfect if you ask me! I have two and they're some of the best instruments I have played.

    Also, that discussion corrected my pronunciation of the name. I had been saying "Skur-VAY-sen" but apparently it's "Skur-VEE-sen".
     
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    KnightBrolaire bring out your dead

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    is it bad that I like skervesen even more now that I know they named their company that?
     
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    Yeah, me too! I love a good back story like this.
     
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    so the spelling of the name is slightly changed so's not to offend anyone, but pronounced the same?

    lol...this whole time i thought it was a last name
     

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