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Re: [Czechlist] Motor Dico - Revisited

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  • Martin Janda
    Hi Tony and all car-savvies or fans: I tried the site of the publisher of the Tony´s dico (www.systemconsult.cz), and, being just curious, I checked several
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      Hi Tony and all car-savvies or fans:

      I tried the site of the publisher of the Tony´s dico (www.systemconsult.cz),
      and, being just curious, I checked several entries from their sample list
      with my
      Millenium 5. And, what would you expect? Right, about 98% of Systemconult
      entries make the exact match in Millenium. Who was stealing from whom, hard
      to say. But if you already own a Mill., don´t buy Machacka.

      Cheers!
      Martin

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Tony Long" <tonylong@...>
      To: <Czechlist@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2001 1:44 PM
      Subject: [Czechlist] motors


      > Martin
      >
      > I'm a long way from 'savvy' but I've been driving real junk round the
      Czech
      > Republic for years and have had to talk to far too many 'mechanics'. My
      > basic reference has been a pair of dictionaries by Ivo Machacka,
      > surprisingly enough Cz-Eng and Eng-Cz, published by Systemconsult,
      Bartonova
      > 846, 530 12 Pardubice, 1996. Phone/fax 040-516 585, 040-394277.
      >
      > Titles:
      >
      > Cesko-Anglicky Slovnik. Automobily. Motorova vozidla. Silnicni doprava.
      > Czech-English Dictionary. Cars. Motor vehicles. Road Transport.
      >
      > They cost around 300 crowns each and seem very good value. The author
      > negotiates the BrE/AmE minefield with reasonable success - missing a limb
      > here and there, but alive so far. Mechanics have always understood what
      I'm
      > talking about, occasionally supplying the colloquial/slang term to replace
      > technical engineer-speak. My local rebuild-the-insurance-writeoffs and
      > resprays-while-you-wait (number-plates extra) gentleman, a surly if
      reliable
      > neighbour, sneers every time he sees it under my arm (the wrinkled upper
      lip
      > is a sign of sexual anticipation in many of the ox family - with him, it's
      > my wallet he wants to bonk) but I noticed recently that a copy has
      appeared
      > next to his parts catalogues, already dog-eared with use...
      >
      > Best of luck with it
      >
      > Tony
      >
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