RE: [S-R] Adam Theorem
- You did not say it was about looking for brides.
That one should look around first is well known. The "inventor" is not
From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com] On
Behalf Of johnqadam
Sent: Friday, September 28, 2007 10:54 PM
Subject: Re: [S-R] Adam Theorem
Yes, I agree but such travels did not >>>generally<<< end in marriage
and relocation. Of course, there are exceptions.
Even when a Slovak returned from USA to find a bride, he probably went
back to his own village, or nearby.
This theorem simply forces you to focus your research in the obvious
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I will agree. I think of them as European Bed & Breakfast
(approximately). Often in private homes, each one is unique.
Sometimes they seem like very small hotels. I have rarely been
disappointed and quite often delighted with some unexpected
hospitality or advice the local people will offer. It was
particularly delightful right after communism collapsed and the people
It is nice to hear the word comes from the French. Pensions are quite
common in Germany and Penzion spelling variation in other central
European countries. I most often travelwithout reservations.
Sometimes rooms can be negotiated over the fence at 10PM with no
--- In SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com, "Frank R. Plichta"
> Dr. Q, et al,
> Your defition more closely applies to:
> HOSTEL = A supervised lodging house for young people on bicycle or
> trips. An Inn.house is
> PENSION = Comes from the French for "a boarding house". A boarding
> a room with meals included.[mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com] On
> Frank Plichta
> Galax, Virginia
> From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
> Behalf Of Dr. Joe Qyahoogroups.com
> Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 9:13 PM
> To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [SPAM]Re: [S-R] travel to slovakia
> It is pronounced:
> pen see yown
> During the 1960-early 1980, it was a favorite place
> for hikers and "college" students. It is a simple
> collection of bedrooms. Usually a couple of common
> baths. Meals may be included, but it was generally
> Sort like something from the "King of the Road" song,
> 8 by 12 four bit room, no phone, no pool, no pets - -
> -. They a usually very clean, at least the ones in
> Dr. "Q"
> --- Regina Haring <rmharing@att. <mailto:rmharing%40att.net> net> wrote:
> > I think it's a direct use of the French word
> > "pension" which means boarding house or board and
> > lodging.
> > Isn't it usually pronounced as though it were
> > French? Not like what you get when you retire <g>
> > Regina
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: J Michutka
> > To: SLOVAK-ROOTS@ <mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS%40yahoogroups.com>
> > Sent: Thursday, October 18, 2007 7:50 PM
> > Subject: Re: [S-R] travel to slovakia
> > On Oct 18, 2007, at 7:16 PM, maxine wrote:
> > > Hi, Why is a "place to stay" called a pension?
> > thanks maxine sasala
> > Dunno; sometimes it's spelled "penzion", can't
> > remember which is the
> > Slovak spelling. We don't really call any
> > overnight accommodations by
> > that name here in the USA, do we. I don't know
> > what the exact
> > definition of a pension is, but in Slovakia they
> > seem to be basically
> > small-ish hotels (privately owned instead of a
> > corporation???),
> > sometimes with a small restaurant, sometimes just
> > offering
> > breakfast. It seemed that we were less likely to
> > run into English-
> > speaking staff at a pension (although sometimes we
> > did), so I was
> > very glad to have some Slovak language skills.
> > Size of pension
> > varied from 8 guest rooms to maybe 20 or so. Such
> > has been my
> > experience--hopefully, others will chime in with
> > theirs.
> > Julie Michutka
> > jmm@pathbridge. <mailto:jmm%40pathbridge.net> net
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