Wasn t there a laugh track in the background of that clip? (Nope, on second look I see there wasn t, I guess that was just me laughing). Anyway, given theMessage 1 of 44 , Mar 3, 2007View SourceWasn't there a laugh track in the background of that clip? (Nope, on
second look I see there wasn't, I guess that was just me laughing).
Anyway, given the location of the site I suppose the average viewer
would not know that the clip probably came from "The Daily Show" or
something similar on the Comedy Channel, but then again I think it
was clear it was a spoof. Czechs should be able to recognise in the
clip their own show "Nikdo neni dokonaly", where interviewers go out
and ask the average guy/gal on the street where dodo birds live and
several reply, "Africa."
> Thus, in the sborovna, I wouldhow
> witness Czech high school teachers congratulating themselves on
> superior their kids were to the Americans, yet I could -- and did --
> go right into the classroom and get equally bizarre, ignorantmajor
> responses from their kids, who couldn't even locate the nearest
> German cities.So next time you get some crap you can reply that Nikdo neni
dokonaly perfectly demonstrates the intellectual level of the Czech
> Personally, I don't think there's anything so wrongwith "nadvlada
> Americanu", but I won't get into that.Me neither. I'm just glad I don't sound like a Russian anymore when
I speak Czech, because that really sucked. (Lesson: Do not learn
Czech from a Russian.)
Trolling this list again, Radek?? Be off with you. MelvynMessage 44 of 44 , Mar 8, 2007View SourceTrolling this list again, Radek?? Be off with you.
--- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "radekpletka" <RPletka@...> wrote:
> Melvyn, good answer.
> Kostas, you hugged too many trees lately. Reagan was a good guy, and
> Jamie is even better, has a good feel for the truth, which you
> sometimes miss because of that terrible Czech and other leftist media.
> Go Jamie, tell them the truth (smile)
> Advice for frustrated Czechs. Are you frustrated - go and slap a
> communist, there are still plenty of them around, and each of them
> deserve at least one good slap daily.
> --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "melvyn.geo" <zehrovak@> wrote:
> > --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "kzgafas" <kzgafas@> wrote:
> > >Do you think, Melvyn, this kind of Jamie's political preachings, when
> > he tries to persuade others of his political views, is appropriate
> > for a discussion group on translation and related issues?
> > Kostas, normally I'd recommend the Czechlist Users' Guide procedure
> > for this kind of query:
> > http://www.geocities.com/melvyn.geo/newfaq.html#objection
> > One reason I find this question puzzling is that you yourself have
> > often spoken in favour of discussing broader issues on this list. See,
> > for example:
> > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Czechlist/message/14
> > > > I think it was an excellent (or, even more - essential) idea to
> > set-up this mailing list. I believe that it will naturally develop
> > into something very exciting and interesting, going far beyond
> > "language only" list.
> > ...and of course you have got into political and current affairs
> > debates often enough on this list.
> > So what's going on there, Kostas?
> > I've always believed that some chat on broader issues and "realie"
> > here oils the wheels of cogitation and takes us naturally from one
> > relevant/interesting/useful topic to the next. We have traditionally
> > discussed anything that is of concern to translators (see list
> > description on list homepage) -- one of the things that makes
> > Czechlist so cool IMNSHO.
> > Personally, I think people's rants can sometimes provide valuable
> > insights into mindsets which we might otherwise find difficult to
> > understand. Seriously. Maybe you could try that approach. Or just
> > delete them, like most people probably do (!if there is an appropriate
> > header intro!). If you do find anything offensive then sure, go ahead
> > and specify, preferably following the Users' Guide procedure.
> > Political control of the group? This sounds bizarre to me -- like
> > saying the guy who rants the longest and loudest at Speakers' Corner
> > "politically controls" Hyde Park, when he's the guy that people all
> > quickly walk past.
> > BR
> > M.
> > Czechlist Users' Guide:
> > http://www.geocities.com/melvyn.geo/newfaq.html