Re: [Czechlist] CHAT Welcome to the Third Millennium
- Melvyn Clarke wrote:
> Is it something to do with theI don't think so - it is the way he calls himself: George Dubya Bush.
> way George W. Bush (bless him) pronounces 'Dubai'?
People who do not really like him so much (and yes, I am talking mostly
about the leftist liberal independent-paper-writing lot) often refer to
him simply as 'George Dubya'.
>So how do you likeSomehow I expected 2001 to be different....
>the new millennium so far? Good eh?
> Made any resolutions?I resolved to break all my resolutions. So far I've failed....
>BTW Michael, what was it you wanted to ask Trados users about lastA colleague was looking for translators in the CR equipped with
Trados for a possible project.
"The only thing I know about Slovakia is what I learned first-hand
from your foreign minister, who came to Texas."
- George W. Bush to a Slovak journalist, quoted by Knight Ridder News Service, June 22/99. Bush's meeting was with Janez Drnovsek, the prime minister of Slovenia.
- In a message dated 1/1/01 4:31:11 PM, barendregt@... writes:
>I don't think so - it is the way he calls himself: George Dubya Bush.And I'll bet almost all of those people themselves say "dubya dubya dubya"
>People who do not really like him so much (and yes, I am talking mostly
>about the leftist liberal independent-paper-writing lot) often refer to
>him simply as 'George Dubya'.
when reciting the URL of some website. One of the funniest things about
language is how people stigmatize things they do themselves. Middle-class
white Americans have fits if you point out to them that they are pronouncing
"picture" as "pitcher". They will angrily tell you, "I did NOT say
'pitcher', I said 'pitcher'!" In West Bohemia my ears and mouth picked up
the West Bohemian habit of using "mi" for both the dative and accusative
cases. I had more than one person tell me that "everybody" is starting to do
that, but that it is terribly improper and that no one should never speak
that way. Seconds later, the same person would turn right around and say
something like, "Takze, on mi videl a ..."