April 25th, 2016

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What is in the name: Don't tread on me!

Don't tread on me!


From Wiki: Gadsden flag

Writing:
Don't tread-on me
Meaning or sounding like:
Don't threaten me

Translate "Snake" to Russian: Змея. In Russian "Snake" has another name: Гад (Gad). As we can see, "Gad" is a first part of name Gadsden (American general and statesman Christopher Gadsden).

Gadsden = Gad's-den - name also sounds as Russian "Гад's день" - "Snake's day", which sounds as a proud statement. On the image, snake is ready to strike, in the first sign of danger. Message from Gadsden "don't threaten me" is played into message from heraldic snake "don't tread on me".