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  • Tony Long
    Melvyn wrote, re the mushroom page: any chance of filling in a few gaps, Tony? There certainly is, as soon as sitting in front a screen for a while is no
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 3, 2002
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      Melvyn wrote, re the mushroom page:
      'any chance of filling in a few gaps, Tony?'

      There certainly is, as soon as sitting in front a screen for a while is no
      longer painful - the vet was a little clumsy and life's a tad difficult
      right now.

      Nice snow list - grin -- it may be worth checking out Prof. William O.
      Pruitt on Google. He is/was a specialist in the biology of life in, under
      and around snow, and spent some time trying to integrate selected terms from
      the Inuit and other northern Native American (and possibly Siberian) tribes
      into his specialist English word set. I liked it, since I loathe the
      false-Greek/Latin compunds that do so much to separate scientists from the
      human race. Sentimentality it may be, but the original word for some natural
      thing or phenomenon might carry just a little of the magic of its existence,
      if only an echo of the sound it makes.

      As for the names of sea fishes, one has first to tackle the BrE/AmE
      differences (profound) then address the fishmongers' bullshit that gave us
      'rock salmon' for greater spotted dogfish (AmE ground shark) and turned the
      gloriously ugly anglerfish into a 'monkfish' at the expense of another
      shark, a very pretty and incidentally tasty character that looks halfway to
      a ray, among other similar bits of wool-dragging in the interests of money.

      The Czechs are at it too, with 'morska stika' which is related to a pike the
      way I'm related to a tree-shrew and 'aljasska treska' which bears as much
      relationship to a cod as it does to a bicycle. The former, which to judge
      from a 'Latin' name I once found on a packet of it, should be 'whiting', is
      a catfood species that should never be frozen unless pre-cooked, while the
      other seems to be an ooze-grubbing pollution and shit concentration unit
      that slimes its way round the benthic zones in shoals large enough to suit
      the factory vessels that fish for it. Believe me, the fish in our shops are
      not caught to suit the customer in any way at all; they are caught to suit
      the banks that put up the cash for the incredibly expensive ships and
      equipment needed to fish the final oceanic zones that remain after the
      devastation of all normal stocks over the past three decades. So if you like
      tuna (and don't care about dolphins) check out its relationship to mercury
      (the metal) before you eat too much of it. Give all fish fingers and burgers
      to your worst enemies unless the contents clearly give the 'Latin' binomial
      of something recognisable from the North Sea; and for the love of Whatever,
      stay away from the 'Alaskan cod' or I'll buy a scanner and put its picture
      up for you.

      Anyone like to tell me a usable and credible Czech for my favourite catching
      and eating sea fish, the (European) bass Dicentrarchus labrax? It used to
      run up as far as Slovakia before the punchdrunk commie scumbag cut it off
      from the ocean with his useless dam.

      Best

      Tony
    • Miroslav Herold
      ************************************************************** Ing.Miroslav HEROLD, CSc. tlumoèník/pøekladatel/poradenství/volný novináø tel.: xx420 2
      Message 2 of 2 , Feb 3, 2002
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        Ing.Miroslav HEROLD, CSc.

        tlumočník/překladatel/poradenství/volný novinář
        tel.: xx420 2 5155 4950
        mobil: 0606 865870
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        >
        >The Czechs are at it too, with 'morska stika' which is related to a pike
        the
        >way I'm related to a tree-shrew and 'aljasska treska' which bears as much
        >relationship to a cod as it does to a bicycle. The former, which to judge
        >from a 'Latin' name I once found on a packet of it, should be 'whiting', is
        >a catfood species that should never be frozen unless pre-cooked, while the
        >other seems to be an ooze-grubbing pollution and shit concentration unit
        >that slimes its way round the benthic zones in shoals large enough to suit
        >the factory vessels that fish for it. Believe me, the fish in our shops are
        >not caught to suit the customer in any way at all; they are caught to suit
        >the banks that put up the cash for the incredibly expensive ships and
        >equipment needed to fish the final oceanic zones that remain after the
        >devastation of all normal stocks over the past three decades. So if you
        like
        >tuna (and don't care about dolphins) check out its relationship to mercury
        >(the metal) before you eat too much of it. Give all fish fingers and
        burgers
        >to your worst enemies unless the contents clearly give the 'Latin' binomial
        >of something recognisable from the North Sea; and for the love of Whatever,
        >stay away from the 'Alaskan cod' or I'll buy a scanner and put its picture
        >up for you.
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        Ahoj Tony,
        jak jsem pochopil z predchoziho, nabidka Frionoru ci jinych rybaren asi neni
        nejlepsi.
        Co bys tedy doporucil k snedku bez nebezpeci otravy organizmu tezkymi
        kovy/ropnymi derivaty atd???


        >
        >Anyone like to tell me a usable and credible Czech for my favourite
        catching
        >and eating sea fish, the (European) bass Dicentrarchus labrax?
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        mohu potvrdit Martinuv nalez (okoun morsky) relativne velmi spolehlivym
        pramenem Lingea Lexicon 2002 velky, uvadi vcentne latinskeho nazvu.
        dalsi preklad "okoun ricni" je doprovazen upresnujicim (Perca fluviatilis)
        Zdravi
        Mirek
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        It used to
        >run up as far as Slovakia before the punchdrunk commie scumbag cut it off
        >from the ocean with his useless dam.
        >
        >Best
        >
        >Tony
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