Fundstücke | Finds - Part 4

posted by PP on 2005/01/19 11:15

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OK, it's really quite complicate: There is Slovenia, Slovakia and Slavonia. We here in Australia, pardon: Austria, must get completly confused by all these Slavs and their Countries, Regions etc. And so does the Austrian Touring Club for Cars and Motorcycles, the ÖAMTC. The Cover of his "Slovenia Travel Guide" for 2004/05 is maybe some sort of practical Joke, but nevertheless: What is a Map supposed to be? Some sort of help for people to navigate?
Well, on the one hand. On the other hand: Who the heck could be perfectly informed about all these "Slavxxx"-things?

The Weblog The Glory of Carniola published the Picture below (here is an enlarged Version) and noticed:

1) It's a map, which is to say: it's a work of geographical reference to help people navigate through a country. And yet the cover has the German word for Slovenia (Slowenien) together with a picture of the Slovenian coast, the flag of Slovakia, and the country outline of Slovakia. Which is it? No one knows.
2) The Republic of Austria, home of the ÖAMTC, borders both Slovenia and Slovakia, so if anyone on God's good earth is in a position to distinguish between the two, it's them.

And Mistaking Slovenia for Slovakia is maybe only some advice: Come together, in one country (or build up a bridge over Hungary), everyone is too dazed and confused about all this new members of the EU. So, maybe the ÖAMTC shows Leadership in a real groundbreaking Idea of the european Future. All Countries and Regions with similar Names should unite - otherwise we do it for them.

http://www.kakanien.ac.at/static/files/30730/slovekanija.jpg


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Seitenwechsel. Geschichten vom Fußball. Hgg. v. Samo Kobenter u. Peter Plener. Wien: Bohmann 2008, 237 pp.
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Transcarpathica. Germanistisches Jahrbuch Rumänien 3-4/2004-2005. Hgg. v. Andrei Corbea-Hoisie u. Alexander Rubel. Bukarest/Bucuresti: Editura Paideia 2008, 336 pp.
[Die online-Fassung meines Einleitungsbeitrags "Thesen zur Bedeutung der Medien für Erinnerungen und Kulturen in Mitteleuropa" findet sich auf Kakanien revisited (Abstract / .pdf).]
Seitenweise. Was das Buch ist. Hgg. v. Thomas Eder, Samo Kobenter u. Peter Plener. Wien: Bundespressedienst 2010, 480 pp.
(Weitere Informationen hier wie da, v.a. auch do. - und die Rezension von Ursula Reber findet sich hier [.pdf].)
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