First Starbucks Cafe open in Prague

Discussion in 'Food & Drink' started by brcek, Jan 18, 2008.

  1. Dannae

    Dannae Well-Known Member

    Sure - because "v" and "w" we pronounce in the same way; there is not that much of a difference for us.
    But also: how about McDonald - I think in CR most of the people call it "mekdonald" and not "mekdanlds" (CR transkript).
  2. gementricxs

    gementricxs Well-Known Member

    Yes! mekdonald or mekáč.
  3. Polednikova

    Polednikova Well-Known Member

    Latest sighting: I was at Prague airport on Wednesday and they're opening a S***cks (I've just thought of that as a way of writing it - I think it's quite funny!) 'brzy', the sign says.

    And I was in Malostranske namesti late last night and there was a group of American lads taking photos of themselves, prostrating themselves in front of the place!

    And one last thing while I'm on - I don't have an internet connection at home any more and have to grab quick sessions as and when I can - I've just discovered Battlestar Galactica or whatever it's called. A really excellent series in my humble opinion, on many different levels - if it was originally a book, I could even see it being used as a set text in literature examinations - but how much did the company pay to have one of the lead characters named after their blessed cafes?!
  4. ta

    ta Well-Known Member

    Prague doesn't need Starbucks! It has so many great coffee shops already which not only serve a good coffee but have a great atmosphere (unlike the"sterile" Sbux environment). I knew that the time would come when the Evil Empire invades Prague but somehow I am still not ready for it.... :(
  5. eso

    eso Well-Known Member

    Well, maybe you could take a look to one older book, named Moby Dick ;)
    One of many cultural references in Galactica...

    The company name has same origin.
  6. Polednikova

    Polednikova Well-Known Member

    Thank you for that. Not for the first time, Eso, I'm deeply impressed with your encyclopaedic knowledge! Moby Dick never appealled to me, I'm afraid.
  7. Sova

    Sova Well-Known Member

    Just an FYI, the original Battlestar Galactica TV series first aired in 1978, when the Starbucks franchise consisted of only a single store in Seattle. The series you're watching now is a cheap imitation. :twisted:
  8. GlennInFlorida

    GlennInFlorida Well-Known Member

    well, I don't know if it is cheap but, it sure isn't as much fun :wink:
  9. Ark1tec

    Ark1tec Well-Known Member

    Hi my name is Tom but you can call me Ark1tec. I am new here and this is my first message. I'm comin' to Praha soon to enjoy the world centre of artistic endeavour.
    I would like to say I'm v.interested with what you guys have said about S***Ks' aka Starbucks so far.
    Is it jus' a' adult McDonalds, does Seattles reputation for good coffee bars extend beyond the cultural dominance of Italian cafes and should socialising at any kind of non alchoholic bar be modernised in the vein of here today gone tommorow capitalism, instead of in the spirit of political and social change meeting places that London coffee houses were in the eighteenth century?
    Sayin' that though the S***Ks in Canterbury UK had VELVET covered sofas perhaps in sympathy with the VELVET revolution. Now where's the harm in that!
  10. Ktot

    Ktot Well-Known Member

    Haha, now that Starbucks is in Prague, by the coffee-o-meter standard, my town is less American. :lol:

    Starbucks tried to move into my home town, and we denied them...let's just say that they walked away less than graciously. Still Starbucks free. My town is now focused on figting the Walmart that wants to move in. :evil: (...we do have a McDonald's though.)

    Generally, as large corporations go, I don't have much against Starbucks. They treat their workers well, they get their coffeebeans from good sources (workers in the growing countries are treated and paid well, etc.) but in my mind, nothing beats a local coffeeshop! I actually used to barista at a local place in my college town, and helped open it up. Yay local.
  11. Ark1tec

    Ark1tec Well-Known Member

    You live in Chicago and you don't have a starbucks and when they tried to muscle in locals stopped them wow america isnt such a money talks and stopping me talk is an infringement of liberty kinda place. I now live in though oh and a macadees'. Wow no go starbucks area in Illinois that's really something else.
  12. Ktot

    Ktot Well-Known Member

    No, you misunderstand. "My home town", I was not talking about the city, but a town about 40 miles outside of Chicago.

    In Chicago, it seems there is a Starbucks every block.

    I must say I didn't fully understand this part of your post:

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