[sw-l] Introducing myself

Tomáš Klapka Tomas.Klapka at RUCE.CZ
Fri Jun 3 14:35:04 UTC 2005

Czesc Lucyna ;)

I know that my family name sounds funny in Polish :) I don't know where
is it from. I know a british famous writer Jerome Klapka Jerome, who
wrote "Three men in a boat" and it is said, that Jerome's middle name is
from hungarian general György Klapka.
In the czech language "klapka" has many meanings: lid, extension
(telephone), stop (musical instrument), stop plank, flap, clack(-valve),
clapperboard, clappet, drop indicator, valve, shutter, key, wing flap.
Plural "klapky" means lot of other: blinders, blinkers, keys, earmuffs,...
Genealogists say, that the family name is from someone who is very
talkative, because of the claping of the mouth ;)

I would like to travel a lot and meet all you people, but there is not
so much time and money I would like to have. I hope I will meet you,
Lucyna, someday ;)


Lucyna Dlugolecka wrote:

> Hello Tomas.
> Your family name sounds so funny in Polish :-)) ("flip-flop")
> Well, it's good you will cooperate with Honza, Martin and Stepanka.
> Your team will be strenghtened :-). Maybe you will come to Poland some
> day and become my student like Stepanka? :-)
> Lucyna
>     I know, there are more applicants interested in SignWriting (For
>     example Stepanka, who was in Poland and she met Lucyna there), so
>     I hope these applicants will be accepted with me ;)
>     Tomas Klapka
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