Re: [Czechlist] Motor Dico - Revisited
- 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
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.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tony Long" <tonylong@...>
Sent: Thursday, December 20, 2001 1:44 PM
Subject: [Czechlist] motors
> I'm a long way from 'savvy' but I've been driving real junk round the
> 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,
> 846, 530 12 Pardubice, 1996. Phone/fax 040-516 585, 040-394277.
> 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
> 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
> neighbour, sneers every time he sees it under my arm (the wrinkled upper
> 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
> next to his parts catalogues, already dog-eared with use...
> Best of luck with it