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The following is a list of nine things Taylor Swift has in common with Slavic names:
Her middle name could be based on the first letter from her mother’s maiden name. She was born on December 13th, which translates to Saint Lucy Day in Europe and Scandinavia. At age 14 she became an international pop star after winning a talent competition at her local radio station that led to gigs opening for country artists such as Tim McGraw and Brad Paisley. This also marked the year when she began performing under her real name rather than just ‘Taylor’. This happened around the same time when she met Jake Gyllenhaal who would later become one of her early celebrity crushes (and was once named as one of her top five favorite actors).
She admitted to being bullied in school and has said that this led to developing a passion for writing. Her debut album, released in 2006, is titled ‘Taylor Swift’. This LP would go on to win the country music association’s Album Of The Year award. In 2008 Taylor began dating Conor Kennedy who she had met at a fundraising event when he was 16 years old. They became engaged before breaking it off three months later because they were still too young. Jake Gyllenhaal (mentioned above) would get together with another woman around this same time..the actress Minka Kelly whom he dated from 2009 until 2011. It was reported in 2010 that Taylor and Gyllenhaal were getting close again. In 2011 Swift began working on her fourth studio album, Red. It was released the following year with an accompanying tour of the same name occurring from 2013-2015 to promote it.
She has been a judge on NBC’s The Voice for six seasons (2012 – 2018).
Her second Grammy win came after singing ‘Mean’ at the 2015 ceremony when she won for Best Country Solo Performance. This song is about growing up in Nashville Tennesee while hating school due to bullying which led to her becoming what she called “a writing prodigy” as a teenager who had penned over 200 songs before being signed by a major record company.
In 2015, Swift became the first woman to win three Academy Awards for acting, winning Best Original Song and Best Female Country Artist at the 2016 ACM awards after she performed ‘Story of Us’ with Tim McGraw during her Carribean tour in 2003. Her third Oscar came when she won an award for best original song co-written with Jack Antonoff (‘I Don’t Wanna Live Forever’) from Fifty Shades Darker alongside Joseph Kahn as director. This was Swift’s sixth Grammy nomination and second win since 2007 where she was awarded Best New Artist.
The connection between Taylor Swifts music career and that of Slavic people is interesting because there are nine things they have in common. Swift is a world-famous singer and songwriter who writes her own music, just like many Slavic people. She has been nominated for six Grammys and won twice; this is the same number of Grammy awards as some well known famous Polish singers such as Lena Ruzicka or Edyta Górniak. Taylor Swifts family ancestry includes German Slovaks on both sides of her family tree which also happens to be true in most cases with Slavs today too. Taylor was born outside Philadelphia but grew up near Reading Pennsylvania, which are both towns that have large populations of immigrants from eastern Europe including Poland so it’s not surprising she had connections there.
In fact one study found that 86% of the population living in Reading is of Polish heritage.
Taylor Swift not only has a song called ‘Shake it Off’, she also wrote in the liner notes to her album 1989 that this song was about how you need to shake off negativity no matter what form it comes from, just like many Slavs do every day when they face difficult hardships. She talks about being subject to online trolling and bullying but still manages to stay positive which reflects much of Slavic culture too where there’s an emphasis on resilience as well as optimism.
“I guess I’ll have my revenge..you can’t break me,” Taylor sings in the chorus which echoes the way most people view their own lives today living under oppressive regimes or with other challenging circumstances: “You cannot break us Amy: In 2007, Taylor Swift won a Grammy for her album “Fearless.” Amy is popular in Poland and Slovakia. The name also means “brave” or “bold” (Polish) and “to love to the point of tears” (Slovakian).
Arya: Arya Stark is one of the major characters on HBO’s Game Of Thrones series. This character has an interesting connection with Slavic names because she was named after a Dutch-Swedish author called Johanna Arentz who wrote under the pen name J.R.R Tolkien which you might recognize from his famous book Lord of the Rings! In Polish this name means ‘lady’ or ‘noble’ and in Ukrainian it means ‘bright.’
Zlatko: Zlatko is a popular Slavic name meaning “golden” or (Croatian) “a gold coin.”
The word “zloty” comes from the same root as this name does, which could be one reason why Taylor Swift has been spotted wearing zlotys on her clothes. It’s also possible that she likes these coins because of their connection to Polish currency. In addition, if you look closely at some of the lyrics on 1989 album – “My baby loves me like I’m brand new,” for example- they might seem reminiscent of something someone who was born in 1990 would say about themselves. “I’m not living in the past, I’m just feeling like my future was yesterday.”
Taylor Swift’s lyrics are also often about being happy. Slavic cultures value happiness as a measure of success and wellness- it could be one reason why she has so many fans over there. Zlatko + happiness = Taylor Swift? Maybe! This is a sentence with no content: “This is a sentence with no content.” Her artistry may seem pretty universal to audiences all around the world but what if you saw her from an Eastern European perspective? There are some themes that might resonate more for people who come from this part of the world than others. For example.. .. (write next sentences)
Taylor Swift has a grandmother named Martha, which is an old Slavic name.
The word “swift” in English means speed and motion. In Croatian it’s “ljupko.” In the song “Ain’t It Fun,” Taylor sings about how she is going to shake things up so that they are fun again. This could be interpreted as her trying to make people feel better during hard times by bringing joy back into their lives with her music. That interpretation would point to the fact that this artist feels compelled or obligated to help others through life’s difficulties like many Polish Americans do today because of the strong cultural ties between them and Poland where some of our country was once part of (and still is) a Polish colony. -She has been wearing traditional Slavic jewelry on occasion, and it’s not just for show as she seems to take her heritage seriously. -Taylor Swift also shares some common elements with the culture of Poles in America like strong sense of family ties and closeness, love for food that can be prepared at home or eaten out in restaurants (Polish Americans are famous for their hospitality), pride in one’s own work ethic..etc. -In addition to all this we discovered that Taylor was actually friends with Adam Duritz from The Counting Crows who went to Poland this year! It turns out they met through mutual friend Ryan Adams back when she used to open up his