--- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com
, James Kirchner <jpklists@...> wrote:
> I don't know why, but a very genteel lady who never cusses, and who
> takes Czech lessons from me, wants me to give her an overview of
> common Czech insults and cuss words. Does anyone know a good one-
> stop source of them, so I don't have to reinvent the wheel or labor
> over the Smírbuch for too long?
There's the Alternative Czech Dictionary at
, but that
will probably be a bit thin for your requirements. Surely :-) our
Czech Czechlisters will be able to supplement it, if asked nicely, or
you could tell your student to write 'Banik do toho' in a Sparta forum
and analyse the output for her homework. :-)
> Also of interest to her, I think, are pairs where both words mean
the same thing, but the Slavic-derived word is polite, while the
German-derived one is vulgar or shady, such as "oblicej" and "ksicht",
> "obchod" and "kseft", etc.
I seem to remember Pavel Eisner discusses the subject in his Chram i
Tvrz, if you can get your hands on that.
Nagyon Boldog Karácsonyt Kívánunk.