Re: Re: TERM: corporate behemoth
- Hi Jamie, thanks a lot for the confirmation of my instinct.
> Message: 19
> Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2006 05:42:16 -0500
> From: James Kirchner <jpklists@...>
> Subject: Re: TERM: corporate behemoth
> On Jan 6, 2006, at 3:17 AM, Jaroslav Suchánek wrote:
>> Hello native speakers,
>> I am not sure with the term "corporate behemoth" in sentence
>> "My old mucker Dave Wiggins (corporate behemoth) at Klark-Teknik Midas
>> company and..... "
>> No more context available.
>> What do you think, is it possible to translate it as "velke'
>> zvi'r^e" (as
>> person of high position)?
> Well, the term corporate behemoth usually refers to the company
> itself. For example, many people here in Detroit would consider
> ThyssenKrupp to be a corporate behemoth, because it's a large
> corporation that gobbles up everything it sees until it owns half the
> companies on my side of town. (Actually, though, there are many
> worse things than to have ThyssenKrupp take over your company.)
> This person is misusing the term to refer to a person within a
> company. You're right that it means "velke zvire", but it conveys
> something more than that. This velke zvire has big ugly teeth and
> will use them. And think of that old joke: Q: Where does an 800-
> pound gorilla sit? A: Anywhere he wants to.
> This guy is the 800-pound gorilla of some corporation.