I posted last week about an Ebay auction and low and behold, this week I received the following:
I have some vague idea who might have sent such a thing–it has a US stamp and an Oklahoma postmark. And so I deduce that it might be in Czech. The only words I know in Czech are…well, I don’t know any words in Czech. But I went to grad school, dammit, and I had a language requirement, and if that taught me anything, it taught me how to make a half-assed translation in a language I didn’t know. As best I can figure, the postcard reads:
I cannot resist. Muzete me this translate? â€œgive me spout within beer.â€
And give my kind regards to the French Bean!*
I owe you a beer, Denton. Preferably at the KlÃ¡Å¡ternÃ pivovar Strahov.
(Actually, it says ‘Give my regards to Bob’ but one translation software came back with this, and how could I not prefer ‘the French Bean?’)