Melvyn and Jamie, thanks a lot Hanka ... From: melvyn.geo To: Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2005 2:13 AM Subject:Message 1 of 1 , Jun 30, 2005View SourceMelvyn and Jamie, thanks a lot
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From: "melvyn.geo" <zehrovak@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2005 2:13 AM
Subject: [Czechlist] Re: TERM maiden name, kniha jizd
--- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, Hana Viansová <bebeebeee@s...> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have two things today.
> One, would you think it sounded okay to say "What is your mother's
maiden name?" Given that my mother last used her maiden name in the
late fifties, I thought it might sound more natural to say "What WAS
your mother's maiden name?"
I guess a majority of people WOULD naturally prefer the past tense for
the reasons that you give, but the present tense also seems perfectly
logical to me, particularly in formal contexts: you might be surprised
at how many Google hits you get for 'reverted to her maiden name'. :-)
> Second thing is a few terms that have to do with business trips. One
is "Kniha jizd" neboli "cestak" (dlouhe a, hacek nad t),
Log book? E.g. see Millennium
>Another one is "Vyuctovani tuzemskych a zahranicnich pracovnich
jizd", which seems to be something like calculation/settlement of
business trips within and outside the country.
OK, or "Domestic and foreign business trips", i.e. lose the vyuctovani
entirely in some contexts. Just express it with your body language. :-)
Euro chick: No silly, American football is like a girly version of
rugby, they have rules and pads.
- Overheard in New York
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