I have high hopes for the "understanding".
We are on the ship, right? Why would the doors be framed in 1910 bulls-eye pattern wooden framing? Not that I don't like it, it's one of my favourites, but still. Has it always been that way & I'm just seeing it now?
I just put two and two together. With Nosh spending 6 years in Moscow, of course he would have a thing for Tetris. The game was originally created by a Russian.
With that being said. I totally agree, I could see many more of these "old Russian sayings" in the future.
So you're suggesting that someone actually told Nosh "don't steal my pig," and gave him the accompanying look? As big an eater as Nosh is, seems out of character for him to steal a pig ;)
The ship they are flying is scout/explorer/skirmisher class that was designed and built originally as a luxury pleasure yacht for the wealthy, but then had the entire line of post production ships re-purposed by fiat by the order of the Emperor as the Continuum grew increasingly belligerent. There was a one page comic about the re-purposing earlier on.
That works in space because all you need to match up are crew quarters, engines, and rough tonnage for acceleration, once you assume some kind of basic plating, because with no aerodynamics, one box with engines is the same as another box with engines no matter what the shape.
I'm too in a hurry to look it up, but there is a past comic where Nosh makes an analogy to catching a pig (I'm 99% sure) ... yay continuity!
So it looks like Nando is not one of the small group of La Familia who are aware they don't actually know how the Drive works. Unless, of course, they've figured it out since the first Emperor wrote that letter to his grandson, but I think Dave wouldn't have included that letter in the narrative if some bright spark in future generations figured out the Drive later.