Re: [Czechlist] Brain teaser
- Ah-haaa! Now it DOES make sense. He started off as "neotesany" (thus the
name) but slowly got molded and shaped into a polite kid:-).
----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerald Turner" <turner.gerald@...>
Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2006 9:34 PM
Subject: Re: [Czechlist] Brain teaser
Take a look at the blurb:
I would have thought it was something of local Czech interest. For my the
illustrations are all too reminiscent of the 1970s/80s. Don't think I'll be
On 10/06/06, Hana Viansová <bebeebeee@...> wrote:
> Then it doesn't make any sense to me at all. Otesanek was someone who
> greedy, a glutton you might say. If the form "Neotesanek" was supposed to
> mean "not being a glutton", being modest etc., that would make some sense.
> But since "neotesany" is the direct opposite of "polite" I don't see the
> logic... maybe someone will help me see it:-).
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "James Kirchner" <jpklists@... <jpklists%40sbcglobal.net>>
> To: <Czechlist@yahoogroups.com <Czechlist%40yahoogroups.com>>
> Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2006 4:33 PM
> Subject: Re: [Czechlist] Brain teaser
> Yes, it appears that he's supposed to be a polite child.
> On Jun 10, 2006, at 10:27 AM, Hana Viansová wrote:
> > Do I understand correctly that Neotesanek is the good guy? That
> > would sound
> > funny to me as being "neotesany" is IMHO nothing to be proud of...
> > (meaning
> > a hick, an oaf or the like).
> > Hanka
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "James Kirchner" <jpklists@...<jpklists%40sbcglobal.net>
> > To: <Czechlist@yahoogroups.com <Czechlist%40yahoogroups.com>>
> > Sent: Saturday, June 10, 2006 6:35 AM
> > Subject: [Czechlist] Brain teaser
> > In my e-mail I've just gotten this month's promotional letter from a
> > company that sells Czech books in North America. One book title
> > would make a good contest for translators.
> > The book is supposed to be a guide on basic social manners for small
> > children, and it's called "Neotesánek". How would you tackle THAT
> > one in English?!
> > Furthermore, it teaches kids not to be an "Otesánek" and how to be a
> > "Neotesánek". The closest I can think of offhand is the bipolar
> > classification they used to use on the old Romper Room TV show on our
> > local Canadian channel. Kids were taught to be a "Do Bee" and not a
> > "Don't Bee" (illustrated with little bee pictures).
> > Anyone want to try it?
> > Jamie
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