.. According to Jiri, the famous bowler and linguist, “propečené” means “well done”. After I wrote a particularly erudite entry for this esteemed website, he sent me this word in a congratulatory email. My email doesn’t understand Czech either, and displayed the word as “Propeéene” ….. Well, I was happy. I went out for a big steak dinner. So when it came time to order, I told the waiter I wanted it cooked “propeéene” *. He stared at me. I stared back. We stared at each other. I tried again, “Uhhhm, dobrý dělaný?” He stared. I stared. We stared. “Krvavý?” he finally asked. I shrugged. If that’s what he wants to call it, fine. As long as my steak gets cooked all the way through…well done.
* Freds pronunciation is very difficult to describe /Jirka