Czechs have a sometimes perverse pride in incompetence. An example of this is the horrible bureaucracy, among the worst in Europe. You’d think that they’d be eager to change this, but in fact they are reluctant to do so, typically saying Blbej, ale náš, which means “stupid, but ours“. Just the other day, Jiri Pallas, the world-famous and widely respected genius behind SlovoDne and other insidious plots, responding to one of the many complaints about my often erroneous explanations of Czech used this valuable phrase. (I suppose if I were female, he would have said, “Blbá, ale naše”.) Perhaps the loyal, devoted, and very smart readers of SlovoDne can give some other examples of how to use this wonderful description of life here in Bohemia and Moravia?