Anyone with the power to-can you grab an image for this article?   Hooper   talk    contribs    email   13:29, 29 March 2007 (PDT)

  • I tried my best :)  —Thinker   00:46, 30 March 2007 (PDT)


I have no idea where did it come from, but I never ever heard that. Babushka is basically "grandmother", could be just an old lady, but never a doll, no association for me. (Probably this came from original Wikipedia page, but they have the same issue). Nearly the same regarding "large peasant woman", it could be used this way as a nick name, but it's not common at all. I'd rather remove those lines. --Pasha 13:29, 4 April 2007 (PDT)

It is indeed a form of russian slang. Though not fluent in all areas, it is indeed correct.   Hooper   talk    contribs    email   11:43, 4 April 2007 (PDT)
Ok let's separete two different things: 1). Nobody call "Matryoshka" "Babushka", it is a misconception, I know that it's referenced on the main Wikipedia page, but guy who put it there can not prove it, no reference to that on Russian language page and anywhere on runet (Cyrilic part of the Internet). In case it's really called "babushka" in some other languagues it should be mentioned where otherwise removed. (None of my friends heard that and laughed in my face when I asked them). 2). As I stated before, yes someone could be called "matryoshka" but it is exactly the same as to call somebody "doggy", "my bird", "fat cow", nothing more, nothing less, I won't call this slang and I don't see any value in this line being on the article. --Pasha 13:29, 4 April 2007 (PDT)
I always believed they were called Mamushka or Matryoshka. Babushka, however, is completely unknown to me.--Ainulindale 18:01, 9 June 2008 (PDT)
Matryosha's are female Babushka dolls, and Patryoshka are male Babushka dolls. Babushka is a term used to describe the doll no matter the gender of it.--Orhan94 14:01, 13 August 2008 (PDT)