Sorry, one other thing which I think we would all agree on. Czech schooling is based on lots of theory and memorisation, while Americans focus on practicalMessage 1 of 44 , Mar 3, 2007View SourceSorry, one other thing which I think we would all agree on. Czech
schooling is based on lots of theory and memorisation, while Americans
focus on practical learning and creativity. The poor 8-year-olds at
the local umelecka skola have to suffer through a year of musical
theory before they can pick up their recorders and make them toot. It
makes sense to the folks down at the umelecka skola, but being
American I think that's a bit too heavy on such little kids.
So the argument can be made that while a twelve-year-old Czech (who is
a good student) will be able to rattle off the capitals of every
country on Earth, a twelve-year-old American (who is a good student)
will be able to make up a good story based in fact about the life of
an ancient Roman.
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