€ - euro or evro?

Although in English, this entry is mainly targeted at my Czech readers. I've been trying for some time now to push the idea that the European money (€) should be called "evro" in Czech, because Europe is "Evropa" in Czech and the name of the money is the first part of that in all languages I know of.

The Greek have it this way even in their own alphabet. The Slovenians seem to call it "evro" - see Bank of Slovenia's page on Evro (in Slovenian). I don't know of other close countries that don't call Europe with "euro" at the beginning.

So the call to all the Czech who like their language: Nazývejme evropskou měnu hezky česky "evro"!

Posted at 1111 on Fri, Sep 17, 2004 in category Ideas | TrackBack | Comments feed

Let's develop this idea and use an *echt* Czech name for the US Dollar too: Nazyvejme americkou menu hezky cesky "tolar"! ;)

Posted by: Sparq at September 30, 2004 10:46 PM

Well, difference is, Euro is hopefully going to become Czech currency soon (in 5 years perhaps). And anyhow, dollar does come from tolar. 8-)

Posted by: Jacek at October 1, 2004 10:00 AM