Re: [Czechlist] Re: Czechia vs. Chechnya
- -- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, Mgr. Lenka Mandryszová
> I would not be that pessimistic. The biggest problem I see is thecommon
> confusion with Chechnya.-Hm, how common? I read somewhere that "cech" was used as a nickname
-for Chechens in Russia so one would probably do better with "ne
-streljajte, ja cechoslovackij!" there, but I suppose there can't be
-so many people even in... um, outside Europe who'd think we had two
-wars with Russia in a decade and the capital levelled.
-Certainly the Slovakia/Slovenia confusion must be much more frequent,
-though perhaps a little bit less annoying.
Well, I meant linguistic confusion rather that the factual one (even though
I would not be that "optimistic" here :-))
(I believe most of the ordinary people outside Europe still have Russia
somewhere in their minds when they hear about Czechoslovakia, Czech
Republic, Czechia ...)