Footnotes to Slovak Culture

This is information that wouldn’t fit comfortably in articles. Nonetheless it is information that I find noteworthy because it is either 1. significant to Slovak culture or 2. interesting. – Allan

1984 by George Orwell

Brahms: Academic Festival Overture

Blavocentrism (Added August 13, 2011)

Bush-Putin Summit February 24, 2005 in Bratislava, Slovakia (added June 15, 2011)

Calque (added June 23, 2011)

Caj s rumom recipe

Cigánska Pečienka Recipe – “Gypsy Liver” Recipe

Čardaš – The Count From Sesame Street Singing a Čardaš (Csárdás) (added October 11, 2011)

D.H. Lawrence (added June 20, 2012)

Dom Kultury

Dubcek, Alexander

El Pais – Single, Poor, and Free Slovakia (added May 18, 2013)

Elan – Stuzkova Song Video

Gaudeamus Igitor – The Latin Song at Stuzkova

George W. Bush’s Speech in Bratislava – February 24, 2005 (added June 15, 2011)

The Great Vowel Shift (added August 6, 2012)

Gulaš Recipe

Havel, Vaclav

The Hinlicky Rule

Hungarians – The Origins of the Word “Ogre” – Where Hungarians the Original Ogres? (added September 22, 2011)

How Slavs Greet Each Other

How You Cross Your Legs and What it Says About You – “The European Leg Cross” (added October 8, 2011)

Hriatô recipe


Joke – A Slovak Joke about the Coming of the Communists in February 1948 (added October 8, 2011)

Kapustnica – Pani Stefka’s Christmas Cabbage Soup Recipe

Kaufland (added June 13, 2012)

Kežmarok Library

Klobasa and Other Slavic Ways to Say Sausage


Kryl – Andel

Kryl – Bratříčku, zavírej vrátka

Langoš recipe


Michael Pollan – Books and Quotes on Food and Traditional Eating (added June 7, 2011)

Mushrooms – A Bohemian Folktale of Their Origins (added October 6, 2011)

Mushrooms – How Maria Theresa’s Dad Died from a Dish of Poisonous Mushrooms (added September 22, 2011)

Mushrooms – How the Slavs First Came to Know Mushrooms (added September 22, 2011)

Mushrooms – How to Kill with a Slovak Mushroom (added October 6, 2011)

Mushrooms – The English Term “sitting down for some grub” is Related to the Slovak Word for Mushrooms (added October 6, 2011)

Mushrooms – Slavic Cultures Love Mushrooms.  Why Do We Call Them ‘Toadstools’ in English (September 22, 2011)

Must in English, Mušt in Slovak (added June 16, 2011)

Načo pôjdem domov – A Roma (Gypsy) Song in Slovak (added August 10, 2011)

Onion Soup Recipe / Cibulačka (added June 28, 2011)

Oškvarky and Oškvarky Recipe

Parkinson’s Law

Pat a Mat

Podpultovy Tovar / Under-the-Counter Goods (added June 28, 2011)

Pragocentrism (added August 13, 2011)

Prague Spring

“Pravda víťazí” – English version of the song

“Pravda víťazí” – Slovak Version of the song

Robert Frost – Good Fences Make Good Neighbors – Mending Wall

Safety Advice for Hiking in the High Tatras (added October 8, 2011)

Slovenia – You DO Know Where It Is (added August 10, 2011)

Slovenia is not Slovakia – Youtube Video (added August 10, 2011)

Slovenské Mamičky – Slovak Folk Song (added August 10, 2011)

Socialist Realism

The Socialist Man

Stužkova Song Video – Elan

Tablo – What’s a Tablo (added June 16, 2011)

Uranium Mines

Varené víno recipe – Hot spiced wine recipe

Vianočný punč recipe – Christmas Punch Recipe


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