Or how to say “etymology” in Czech.

A lady at the post office gave me a hard time today picking up a letter to Jake, because my passport says James. (This in a land where “Sasha” is the nickname for “Alexandr”.)

Sadly, I didn’t know enough Czech to explain the etymological relationship of James and Jacob. She could have learned something.

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