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Re: [Czechlist] TERM: obscenity? "akcenturace"

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  • JPKIRCHNER@aol.com
    ... Do people look in the dictionary to see if a word reminds them of c urák before they start making fun of it? No. If somebody hears that term in a word,
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      In a message dated 10/31/00 2:41:47 PM, m.ginter@... writes:

      >My 7-volume Czech dictionary doesn't list "akcenturace." The closest
      >listing is "akcentuace" or "pritakavani." Associations? "Tur" is a rare
      >word for "bull." So, "akcenturovat" could refer to accentuating one's
      >bovine character. LOL "Turovat" can mean " to crank up (volume)" so maybe
      >"akcenturovat" is to overdo your accent. :-) No phallic symbols, I'm
      >afraid. Besides, "akcenturace" sounds like an activity rather than an
      >object. The only thing the word evokes is "accent."

      Do people look in the dictionary to see if a word reminds them of c'urák
      before they start making fun of it? No. If somebody hears that term in a
      word, then it's unacceptable for use as a trademark, no matter what the
      dictionaries say.

      JK
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