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Antigrav: Czech. Retro: Czech. Boosters: Czech.

Çerveny trpaslík's logo. Nice.Usenet, eh? What a wonderful place it is. You discover things you never thought you needed to know. Such as most of Red Dwarf in Czechoslovakian, for instance. It's especially interesting comparing the episode titles; wouldn't it be lovely to see the actual episodes? Despite the fact I disliked the Japanese ep on the Series 1 DVD. I'm such a contrary cunt.

Of course, it's not just all that. The site, Cerveny trpaslík, also has some other interesting things; most of which makes precisely no sense whatsoever to non-Czech-speaking/reading people. Not that it matters. I'm sure we can all empathise with this. Excuse me, I've just come over all... well, the desk, actually. You can also impress everyone by reciting these, and read Czech versions of most of the songs in Dwarf; my favourite being the translation of Om.



Who says the Czechs haven't got a sense of humour?

Posted by Tanya Jones at February 18, 2004 06:07 PM

They've certainly got a better one than me, anyway.

Posted by John Hoare at February 18, 2004 06:12 PM

Being a lets see what happens if i do this type of person, i typed in Google my name, and found a list of Czech sites that had my site listed, Red Dwarf, not porn and Ganymede was listed also, i don't know what they were saying because i don't read in Czech....

Posted by Drumjay at February 18, 2004 06:29 PM

'Pistoln´┐Żci z Apokalypsy' sounds like a medical condition.

Posted by Darrell Jones at February 18, 2004 06:31 PM

Ian has just pointed out that this article should have been called "Double Czech and Mate, Sucker." If I change it now, do you think anyone'll notice?

Posted by John Hoare at February 18, 2004 08:44 PM


Posted by Ian Symes at February 18, 2004 08:46 PM


Posted by John Hoare at February 18, 2004 08:46 PM

Wow, that is so cool

Posted by Paul at February 19, 2004 11:31 AM

Fascinating site, I rather like the Chloe page...Incidently 'Chloe tak yv neabacilia ani se nedivim et voila' roughly translated means Chloe Eh, What a scorcher, Series VIII is brilliant so up yours Cappsy.......Marvelous :-)

Posted by Cpt-D at February 19, 2004 01:55 PM

My arrogent opinions reach all corners of the globe :P :P

Posted by Cappsy at February 19, 2004 02:10 PM

I am Czech and I have also site about Red Dwarf.
Maybe it will be surprise for you but something like Czechoslovakia doesn't exist anymore. There are two republics now - Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Our language is nothing like Japanese but it isn't so primitive like yours. That's why Czechs can speak English. Most of us speak three and more languages.
And we HAVE got sense of humour even if someone jokes about us.

Posted by Sakuri at February 21, 2004 08:00 PM

"but it isn't so primitive like yours."

Now I'm going to take this personally unless you explain yourself.

Posted by jesley carrion at February 22, 2004 02:35 PM

I think I explained myself.
I didn't intend to hurt anyone I just said what I think. It's the same like your opinions of Czech.

Posted by Sakuri at February 22, 2004 07:19 PM

What opinions? I can't see anything you could find offensive.

Posted by Cappsy at February 22, 2004 07:30 PM

I know but you consider our language funny and I yours primitive. It is the same. I don't mean it bad, it's just your grammar is primitive to learn.

Posted by Sakuri at February 22, 2004 08:44 PM

Ah, that's what makes English so successful. It's been able to absorb influences of other languages without becoming them.

"Tanya Jones
Who says the Czechs haven't got a sense of humour?

John Hoare
They've certainly got a better one than me, anyway."

I think you should understand that when somebody says a nationality has a good sense of humour, that's not the same as saying the language is funny, as a criticism. I take it that you wanted to make the comment about English being primitive anyway, but I wouldn't assume that the above lines provoked it.

Posted by Plainly Assembled at February 22, 2004 09:44 PM

I really didn't mean it like an offence. English is easy to learn and to speak and because of it many people can speak it. I wanted to let you know that we really exist unlike Czechoslovakia. I didn't want to insult you but obviously I did and I'm really sorry for it.

And something about provocation:
If I find out that some bushmen from some small village in Africa watch Red Dwarf I would be surprise and I would make some article very same to that one here. So what do you think about Czech? What is so surprising on the fact that we watch Red Dwarf and we have sites about it?

Posted by Sakuri at February 22, 2004 10:15 PM

Red Dwarf being appreachiated in a different country is something some of us like to hear about. It's good news.

Posted by Cappsy at February 22, 2004 10:16 PM

Quite. We weren't trying to poke fun at the foreigners; we were just interested that Red Dwarf is so popular over there. There's loads of Czech sites, which is surprising.

Posted by Ian Symes at February 22, 2004 10:21 PM

Danny John-Jules was also surprised when he met many fans here during the filming of Blade 2 and he was shocked when he heard his Czech voice.

Posted by Sakuri at February 22, 2004 10:37 PM

As the guy who wrote the article: I would have done the same kind of article whether it had been a German site, Japanese site, or Russian site. I seriously wasn't making fun of anyone (bar myself); I was just being a bit silly and indulging my love of bad puns. It's just instrinsically amusing (and, indeed, interesting) to me to read something I only know in English in another language. That's all. I wouldn't mind if someone else did exactly the same to me if I'd done an English site about a programme from another country.

I was interested to note that Czechoslovakia doesn't exist any more, though. My geography is bloody awful. You'll be telling me there's no East Germany next.

Posted by John Hoare at February 23, 2004 12:24 AM

As the person that wrote the initial usenet post - I agree with what John wrote above - it is just strange and funny to see something you know so well in another language - especially one I don't know, so I can sit there and find out how to say smeg in Czech and things.

Nothing against the Czechs, or to any other country that likes Red Dwarf - I am glad you enjoy a British show!

Posted by Mr Flibble at February 23, 2004 07:52 AM

Indeed. I'm horrified that I gave the impression that I would ever laugh at another language; what I was referring to was the translation of 'Om', which I thought was a great joke.

John's geography is crap, and I should have told him about that, but I thought he was having a bit of a joke at the time. I used to have a Slovakian penfriend, so I'm certainly aware of the fact that Czechoslovakia no longer exists. I'll buy John an atlas for his birthday. He certainly wouldn't ever laugh at a foreign site because of the language it was written in, though. The reason he did an article in the first place was because he thought it was a great site, and really interesting, as he said.

Look at it this way, Sakuri; at least you've got some free publicity.

Posted by Tanya Jones at February 23, 2004 09:47 AM

This free publicity is unavailing - you won't read my site because it is in Czech:)

We haven't special word for smeg. It's a neologism in English and in our language we use many different words to express it.

Posted by Sakuri at February 23, 2004 12:58 PM

Every country should love every other country. Obviously I disclude America from that.

Posted by Cappsy at February 23, 2004 05:33 PM


Posted by Sakuri at February 24, 2004 07:20 PM

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