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  • Martin Janda
    May 28, 2013
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      Well, Jamie, most people asking questions in this group have a specific
      translation issue, which means a specific text as well. Sorry, did not
      realize your question was purely for the sakeof conversation. Noneed for
      my input then...

      Martin


      Dne 28.5.2013 13:43, James Kirchner napsal(a):
      >
      > 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
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      > >> [mailto:Czechlist@yahoogroups.com <mailto:Czechlist%40yahoogroups.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>
      > <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
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      > >> <mailto:Czechlist%40yahoogroups.com>
      > >>> [mailto:Czechlist@yahoogroups.com
      > <mailto:Czechlist%40yahoogroups.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>
      > >> <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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