The name of your cow was…

“McDonald’s reassures customers that its beef is so closely regulated that its hamburgers can be traced back to the individual animal they came from.” If that’s indeed true, then they’re doing things very differently there than they do it here in America. In the U.S. you couldn’t trace a hamburger back to the individual state it came from. I hope the McDonald’s-going Czechs are wary of these statements.

The X in Czech

To the person who found my site looking for “words that start with x in czech,” here you go, courtesy Josef Fronek’s 1999 English-Czech Czech-English Dictionary:

xantipa
battleaxe, shrew
xenofob
xenophobe
xenofobie
xenophobia
xenofobni
xenophobic
xerografie
xerography
xerox
xerox
xeroxovat
to xerox
xeroxovy
xerox (adj.)
xylofon
xylophone

So presumably Czech children’s ABC books are stuck with xylophone just like we are. That is to say, if they include X at all. My kapesni slovnik doesn’t even include any X words, nor does Frantisek Kabele and Ludek Vimr’s Brousek pro tvuj jazicek, a children’s book of ABC rhymes (unfortunately one the few Czech children’s books I own).

Oh, and to the person who found my site searching for “mean little dogs,” sorry I couldn’t be of service.

Get your s3xy v3g3t@b13$ right here!

And by the way, when I used the phrase ‘sexy vegetables’ (below, on September 13), I certainly didn’t think anyone would come here looking specifically for sexy vegetables. To the person whose search for that phrase led you here… I can imagine you were disappointed.