17453Re: Czechia revisited
- Oct 1, 2003
> > I would say naming countries is more often political process thanwe
> > may admit.Witness The Formal Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia - suddenly it seems
we still didn't end up that badly :-)
--- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, Mgr. Lenka Mandryszová
> I would not be that pessimistic. The biggest problem I see is thecommon
> confusion with Chechnya.Hm, how common? I read somewhere that "cech" was used as a nickname
for Chechens in Russia so one would probably do better with "ne
streljajte, ja cechoslovackij!" there, but I suppose there can't be
so many people even in... um, outside Europe who'd think we had two
wars with Russia in a decade and the capital levelled.
Certainly the Slovakia/Slovenia confusion must be much more frequent,
though perhaps a little bit less annoying.
Jan Vanek jr.
malyctenar.blogspot.com - jak Randroidi prekladaji "late Mr. XY"?
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