Things to Know

PF 2018 / Happy New Year
31 Dec 2017

PF 2018

Years ago, when I worked in foreign trade, every December I received cards from business partners. Their content was usually very similar: “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!”. But the cards from our Czech and Slovak partners were not like the rest. They were very laconic and instead of the usual formula, they only read: “PF (year)”. That’s it….

Czech Lands and the Name of the Country

In the Czech case, the question of the country’s name is a somewhat complicated matter. The formal name in the English language is “the Czech Republic”, and for many years, English speakers and learners were told for some reason that this was the only way to call this nice country in Central Europe. “The Czech Republic” is simply a translation…