39210Re: [Czechlist] Re: CHAT: Is CR in the Central or Eastern Europe?
- Feb 23, 2009Didn't this have more to do with the time zone (CET) rather than the
geographical location, perhaps?
On 23.2.2009, at 12:47, James Kirchner wrote:
> When I lived in Marianske Lazne, I listened to American radio programs
> (regular ones, not military ones) on US Armed Forces Radio, which I
> believe was broadcast from Munich. At the top and bottom of the hour,
> they would say, for example, "It's 9:00 in Central Europe!" Always
> Central Europe.
> This means that in their minds, the region Central Europe does exist,
> and that Germany is in it.
> On Feb 23, 2009, at 5:45 AM, charliestnfrd wrote:
> > --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "kzgafas" <kzgafas@...> wrote:
> > >
> > > I find this article quite interesting:
> > > http://www.blisty.cz/2009/2/23/art45478.html
> > >
> > > However, I disagree with Jan Culik on this issue.
> > >
> > Interesting. To be honest if I ring anyone in Britain and tell
> them to
> > get a move on and not keep asking me to "bear with them", then I
> say I
> > am calling from Eastern Europe always - partly because it will make
> > them get more of a move on than "Central Europe" and partly because
> > for
> > us everything that was behind the Iron Curtain is Eastern Europe
> and I
> > don't think most British people would understand what I meant by
> > Central Europe - perhaps Germany and Austria at a push. I think I am
> > in
> > Jan's camp on that one.
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