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Re: TERM: Czechia

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  • Martin Janda
    ... cousins. ... Depends on what you mean by the German equivalent of .... (beep)...:-) There is Tschechei, used by Nazis, which si not politically correct in
    Message 1 of 10 , Dec 3, 1999
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      > >Ugh, can we please ban the word "Czechia"?
      >
      > Hear hear!
      > The horrible "Czechia" seems to be a form used mainly by our German
      cousins.
      > It's only a short step from this to adopting their (equally awful) "handy"
      > for mobile phones...
      >
      > Alastair

      Depends on what you mean by the German equivalent of .... (beep)...:-)
      There is
      Tschechei, used by Nazis, which si not politically correct in Germany
      nowadays, and then there is Tschechien dated back to the old Austro-Hungary
      days, which is the recommeded form. BTW, Czech Ministry of Education has
      oficcialy recommended recently "Cesko" to be used in schools. At least it�s
      short and simple, if not loved by purists.

      But OK, I �ll try to use something else. What about CR? :-)

      Martin
    • Alastair Millar
      ... Sorry, I wasn t being clear enough - I think that Czechia is used most often by Germans *speaking English*!! Cheers Alastair
      Message 2 of 10 , Dec 3, 1999
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        It was written thus:


        >Oddly enough, "Tschechien" works fine for me in German. (I won't even
        >get into "Tshechei".) But then, you know what they say about
        >opinions....


        Sorry, I wasn't being clear enough - I think that 'Czechia' is used most
        often by Germans *speaking English*!!

        Cheers

        Alastair
      • Jirka Bolech
        ... The horrible Czechia seems to be a form used mainly by our German cousins. It s only a short step from this to adopting their (equally awful) handy for
        Message 3 of 10 , Dec 3, 1999
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          >>Ugh, can we please ban the word "Czechia"?

          >Hear hear!
          The horrible "Czechia" seems to be a form used mainly by our German cousins.
          It's only a short step from this to adopting their (equally awful) "handy"
          for mobile phones...

          I first encountered the word "Czechia" on address labels with the Time
          (International) magazine I subscribed to from about 1993 and I quite liked
          it.

          Jirka Bolech
        • Alastair Millar
          Nazdar Jirko! ... Nice one - I hadn t noticed it on mine!!! Sad fact: Business Central Europe (a sister magazine of the Economist) supposedly specialises in
          Message 4 of 10 , Dec 3, 1999
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            Nazdar Jirko!

            >I first encountered the word "Czechia" on address labels with the Time
            >(International) magazine I subscribed to from about 1993 and I quite liked
            >it.


            Nice one - I hadn't noticed it on mine!!!
            Sad fact: Business Central Europe (a sister magazine of the Economist)
            supposedly specialises in this region, but still sends to addresses in
            Czechoslovakia...

            Ahoj!

            Alastair
          • Michael Grant
            ... I m sure their editorial staff has nothing to do with fulfillment (which is most likely outsourced anyway). Michael
            Message 5 of 10 , Dec 3, 1999
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              >Sad fact: Business Central Europe (a sister magazine of the Economist)
              >supposedly specialises in this region, but still sends to addresses in
              >Czechoslovakia...

              I'm sure their editorial staff has nothing to do with fulfillment
              (which is most likely outsourced anyway).

              Michael
            • Michael Grant
              ... If someone from Rusko is a Rus, shouldn t someone from C
              Message 6 of 10 , Dec 4, 1999
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                >BTW, Czech Ministry of Education has
                >oficcialy recommended recently "Cesko" to be used in schools. At least it�s
                >short and simple, if not loved by purists.

                If someone from Rusko is a Rus, shouldn't someone from C<esko be a
                C<es? A C<ech should be someone from C<es<sko, right?

                Michael
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