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  • Hana Viansová
    ... was ... computer-savvy . ... to ... given ... car ... damn thing ... http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/ ... Odchozí zpráva neobsahuje viry.
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 2, 2003
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      > WOW Jiri, I am impressed by how thorough you are - thank you!
      > Hanka
      >
      > PS When I first heard of "zavinac" I didn´t think it was any more stupid
      > than "procesor", "reset", and other horrible computer-world stuff which
      was
      > the REMOTEST thing to me at the time. Thanks to heavy exposure to
      > computerese in the past years I am now at least partially
      "computer-savvy".
      > Although I understand it´s easier to use English terms I´m always happy
      to
      > hear something Czech - and zavinac especially seems like a neat idea,
      given
      > the similarity in shape.
      > AND! I´ve just remembered a joke - you might enjoy it, too:
      > A computer programmer and a car mechanic are driving some place when the
      car
      > stops. The mechanic starts thinking about what might be wrong. The
      > programmer says: "Why don´t we get out of the car and then back in - the
      damn thing
      > might start again".
      >
      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: <jiripelka@...>
      > To: <Czechlist@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Saturday, February 01, 2003 6:35 AM
      > Subject: [Czechlist] Re: "at" sign
      >
      >
      > > Good morning, Hana,
      > >
      > > I have just been doing archiving and early mid-winter cleaning and
      > > found an article about @ (at) sign "Ikona obchodniku" by Giorgio
      > > Stabile (in a very good Czech translation by, I assume, Petr Kaucky,
      > > the editor of ToP) in the June 2001 (XI/58) issue of the journal of
      > > JTP (the ToP I have mentioned in brackets).
      > >
      > > This journal is sent to JTP members and to subscribers (it might be
      > > found in some good libraries, especially the university ones), and in
      > > its article, one can get vere well researched, detailed, and thorough
      > > information about the "at" sign.
      > >
      > > For example, references as far back as into 1536 Tuscany, 1932 New
      > > York. By the way, the author "guestimates" the sign's origin not
      > > older than of the 15th century.
      > >
      > > To name just a few national terms for this sign, JTP members at home
      > > (this means both Czech and Slovak republics, as the JTP is one of the
      > > few associations that preserved Czecho-Slovak character) as well as
      > > abroad did their homework, and, found curious nicknames for the "at"
      > > sign as follows:
      > >
      > > the English, beside regular "at", use "at sign", "commercial
      > > at", "monkey", "vortex", "Chelsea bun" (correct and/or supplement the
      > > author, dear native English speakers);
      > >
      > > Dutch call it "apenstaartje",
      > >
      > > Germans "AT-
      > > Zeichen", "Klammeraffe", "Affenohr", "Affenschwanz", "Schnecke",
      > >
      > > Swedes "snabel-a",
      > >
      > > and for other languages, as well as for the whole article, refer
      > > kindly to the above issue of the ToP journal.
      > >
      > > By the way, do you find, and did you find years ago, the
      > > Czech "zavinac" suitable and convenient? I have to admit that I
      > > disliked it a lot, but, at the end I got accustomed to it.
      > >
      > > Cheers and enjoy snowy good weekend.
      > >
      > > Jiri
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Czechlist archive: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Czechlist
      > >
      > > Czechlist resources:
      > > http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Forum/7953/Intro.html
      > >
      > > Post message: Czechlist@yahoogroups.com
      > >
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      > >
      >
      >
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