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51746Re: [Czechlist] Expression

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  • James Kirchner
    May 28, 2013
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      Martin, there actually doesn't have to be any context in English. The person merely has to say a woman is or looks like a Stepford wife, and everyone just understands it.

      Jamie

      On May 28, 2013, at 5:30 AM, Martin Janda wrote:

      > Jasne - rada lidi zna nazev (i kdyz u mladych bych si nebyl jisty ani
      > tim), ale nikoli vyznam spojeni. Sam jsem toho zarnym dokladem (jasne,
      > jsem barbar :-)). Takze, pokud je preklad urcen pro skupinu
      > intelektualu, asi to fungovat bude. Pokud pro siroke masy, vrele bych
      > doporucoval vysvetlivku nebo opis. Proto jsem taky po Jamiem chtel
      > kontext - mozna by nam usetril spoustu dohadovani.
      >
      > Martin
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > Dne 28.5.2013 11:20, Sarka Rubkova napsal(a):
      >>
      >> Martine,
      >> Podle mne jsou "stepfordske panicky" stejne proslule jako "Oliver
      >> Twist" (treba)
      >>
      >> Sarka
      >>
      >> -----Original Message-----
      >> From: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Czechlist%40yahoogroups.com>
      >> [mailto:Czechlist@yahoogroups.com
      >> <mailto:Czechlist%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf Of Martin Janda
      >> Sent: Monday, May 27, 2013 11:49 AM
      >> To: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Czechlist%40yahoogroups.com>
      >> Subject: Re: [Czechlist] Expression
      >>
      >> Yes but the knowledge is not widespread. I, for one, know the name but
      >> would not know what kind of woman is meant. Unfortunately, I don't
      >> think there is any better and short equivalent in Czech.
      >>
      >> Jamie - if your text is for wide public, I would advise to add some
      >> kind of footnote/explanation/whatever.
      >>
      >> Martin
      >>
      >> Dne 27.5.2013 11:26, Jakub Skrebsky napsal(a):
      >>>
      >>> Agree.
      >>>
      >>> Jakub
      >>>
      >>> On 27 May 2013, at 04:49, Sarka Rubkova wrote:
      >>>
      >>> Hi Jamie,
      >>>
      >>> As far as I know this term was rendered into Czech as "Stepfordska
      >>> panieka"
      >>>
      >>> Sarka
      >>>
      >>> From: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Czechlist%40yahoogroups.com>
      >> <mailto:Czechlist%40yahoogroups.com>
      >>> [mailto:Czechlist@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Czechlist%40yahoogroups.com>
      >>> <mailto:Czechlist%40yahoogroups.com>] On Behalf Of James Kirchner
      >>> Sent: Monday, May 27, 2013 3:42 AM
      >>> To: czechlist@... <mailto:czechlist%40czechlist.org>
      >> <mailto:czechlist%40czechlist.org>
      >>> Subject: [Czechlist] Expression
      >>>
      >>> An idiom, or more accurately, a cultural reference, came up the other
      >>> day in a conversation, and I was wondering how it might be rendered in
      >>> Czech:
      >>>
      >>> "a Stepford wife"
      >>>
      >>> The term comes from a 1975 movie about an affluent American suburb
      >>> called Stepford, where men's wives were killed and replaced with
      >>> realistic robots that were always well coiffed, gave great sex, and
      >>> were completely submissive to the husband's will. Eventually,
      >>> everybody's wife was to be replaced with one of these submissive robots.
      >>>
      >>> In ordinary conversation, the term is used to describe a wife who is
      >>> considered to be her husband's brainwashed zombie.
      >>>
      >>> Any term for that in Czech?
      >>>
      >>> Jamie
      >>>
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