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Martin Němec

And the doctor says my Marvin is suffering from an Oedipus complex

Alexandra Jelínková “And the doctor says my Marvin is suffering from an Oedipus complex.” – “Oedipus-Schmoedipus,” scoffed her neighbour, “so long as he loves his mother!”  Oedipus-schmoedipus, baby-shmaby, virus-schmirus– all these delightful constructions with origins in Yiddish are used in modern English to subtly indicate irony, derision or scepticism. However, …

The armed struggle from Oakland

Jan Hudeček When I was deciding what topic to pick for my diploma thesis I saw a document named ‘The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution’. I instantly knew I wanted to know more about the group. Not only was this topic really interesting, it included both fields of my study – the English language …

Interview – Mgr. Zdeněk Janík, M.A., Ph.D.

Lenka Čermáková  Zdeněk Janík was born on 11th September 1975 in Brno. He is married to an English teacher and they have three children. Mr. Janík works as an Assistant Professor at the Department of English Language and Literature at Masaryk University. How was your week? Quite a normal one. It …

Peculiar vocabulary in the Harry Potter books

Lucie Skrčená Resumé When writing a fantasy story, a writer must build up a new world. Such a writer usually wants to come up with something original and develop their own vocabulary. It is a vast land where one can get endless inspiration. Keywords: blend, archaism, Harry Potter, Cambridge and Oxford dictionaries, etymology Introduction If …