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  • Well, we say "in the 1920s", "in the 1840s", etc., and it sounds perfectly fine, so technically "the 1610s" is correct. It does sound a bit odd, though, but I suppose that's only because you don't hear it that often - "the sixteen-tens". Jennifer On 28.1.2011, at 15:40, James Kirchner wrote: > I have no problem at all with "the 1610s". I think it's perfectly ordinary English...
    Jennifer Hejtmankova Jan 28, 2011
  • Valid points, Jamie - but....I think in this case, he should take his example from the host. If she's calling him Mr Assange and he's calling her Katie, that's a clear sign of a power struggle (at least to me). She's trying to keep the discussion at a higher, more formal level, and he's trying to take it down a notch or seven to show what a nice, friendly guy he is - and in the...
    Jennifer Hejtmankova Dec 22, 2010
  • Very arrogant, in my opinion, as a native speaker. Jennifer "Milos Prudek" wrote: >I came across this interview: >http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/12/17/eveningnews/main7161070.shtml > >It surprised me that after Couric addressed Assange as "Mr. Assange", >he >addressed her "Katie", and even though she kept using "Mr. Assange" >address he kept addressing her "Katie". She is 53...
    Jennifer Hejtmankova Dec 22, 2010
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  • "it's up to me" is what I would say as well. Jennifer On 9.12.2010, at 16:09, Tomas Mosler wrote: > I think "my decision" adds a bit to the original text. > (You don't have to decide, it can also be a matter of existing opinion/mood etc.) > > What about "it's up to me"? > > Tomas > > --- In Czechlist@^$1, James Kirchner wrote: > > > > Can anyone interpret for me the phrase "Z...
    Jennifer Hejtmankova Dec 9, 2010
  • I don't know, Jamie - I think "do more harm than good" could be pretty close. It includes both the element of good intention and the element of not quite succeeding.... Jennifer On 29.11.2010, at 16:50, James Kirchner wrote: > Shot in the eye, mixed blessings, do more harm than good... These are all way off the mark. > > Jamie > > On Nov 29, 2010, at 10:45 AM, Martin Janda wrote...
    Jennifer Hejtmankova Nov 29, 2010
  • ano, to je ono :-) jennifer On 27.11.2010, at 14:06, Josef Hlavac wrote: > Tezko, tomu se nerika "ticker", ale "ticket". > > Spis to bude to, co puvodne psal Tomas - strucne informace, fakta apod. > "Ticker" je podle me inspirovano burzovnim zpravodajstvim - kdyz si > pustite v TV nejake burzovni zpravy, tak dole bezi pruh s kody akcii a > cisly, tak to je, pokud vim, ten "ticker...
    Jennifer Hejtmankova Nov 27, 2010
  • I haven't noticed any significant slow-down - I use Chrome on a Mac running whatever the latest system is....and on a slow DSL line out in the boondocks. Jennifer On 21.11.2010, at 17:11, Kostas wrote: > As we are all Google power users:-), I would like to ask you what your opinion is about the new search feature Google Instant (dynamicke vyhledavani) based on automatic prediction...
    Jennifer Hejtmankova Nov 21, 2010
  • In response to the original request, you might try googling "business holiday greeting cards" - there are a number of online companies that manufacture these cards for companies and you might find inspiration for a proper "English-sounding" sentiment there... HTH, Jennifer On 20.11.2010, at 11:06, Hana Jarol�mov� wrote: > Diky moc, Charlie, Melvyne a Michaele! > > Bohuzel jeste...
    Jennifer Hejtmankova Nov 20, 2010
  • Except that we'd call it a plowshare and a snowplow :-) Jennifer On 10.11.2010, at 17:29, James Kirchner wrote: > Just like us. Thanks so much, Simon! > > Jamie > > On Nov 10, 2010, at 11:12 AM, Simon wrote: > > > > > > > I'm no expert on agriculture so I can't answer your question on ploughshare usage. However, I don't see how a blower can be referred to as a plough of any sort...
    Jennifer Hejtmankova Nov 10, 2010
  • Charlie, the only thing I could find was this: http://amtrak.railagent.com/amtrakinfo/AMK/Automobile_Club which mentions both the Swiss Touring Club and a sort of Czech "Auto and Motorcycle Club"... could that be it? HTH, jen On 16.10.2010, at 12:19, Charles Stanford wrote: > Hello there. I am just wondering if there is a mistake here because I cannot > find anything relevant for...
    Jennifer Hejtmankova Oct 16, 2010