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Re: Re: TERM: corporate behemoth

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  • Jaroslav Suchánek
    Hi Jamie, thanks a lot for the confirmation of my instinct. Jarda
    Message 1 of 3 , Jan 8, 2006
      Hi Jamie, thanks a lot for the confirmation of my instinct.
      Jarda


      > 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.
      >
      > Jamie
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