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Re: [Czechlist] Re: Creative translation contest: Lichoz^routi, Lichac^e

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  • James Kirchner
    I think Match Snatchers would be a good name for one of the gangs. Jamie ... [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
    Message 1 of 29 , Aug 3, 2011
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      I think "Match Snatchers" would be a good name for one of the gangs.

      Jamie

      On Aug 3, 2011, at 5:39 PM, Liz Spacilova wrote:

      > Hi,
      >
      > In our household, we knew the washing machine ate the socks.
      >
      > I guess if there was an evil little being in the house that ate single socks, earrings, gloves and mittens, they could be called ...
      >
      > Widow makers (single socks are sometimes called "widows")
      > Match snatchers
      >
      > ???
      >
      > Liz
      >
      > > > On 8/3/2011 2:46 PM, Matej Klimes wrote:
      > > > > So since lichozrout leaves out the sock bit, the sock-eater leaves the
      > > > > out the odd part
      > > > >
      > > > > Yes, except (to me), it sounds more mysterious with the odd/lichy thing
      > > > > rather than with the sock thing.... plus it's not a normally-used word,
      > > > > so that adds to the mystique too... If sock-eaters exist in the
      > > > > collective American folklore, then I guess that's the way to go, but it
      > > > > does take some of the poetry out..
      > > > >
      > > > > M
      > > > >
      > > > >
      >
      >



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