I BEG YOUr PARDON? OR ŠKODA SLANG
Varied occupational language is also part of everyday life at ŠKODA AUTO workplaces. These are often funny puns that the uninitiated would struggle to decipher. As a proper Škodovian, this will certainly be a piece of cake for you, but will you reach 100 percent?
1. The Kalashnikov is:
a) a strut under the hood
b) a hydraulic jack for heavy loads
c) a telescopic rod to open the door
2. For the Škodovians, Globes are:
a) technical luminaires
b) protective ventilation roofs
c) coolant containers
3. What is a wheely (kolovadlo)?
a) a wrench for tightening wheel bolts
b) the rotation of posts within the car assembly team
c) a circular
4. Who or what is short of breath?
a) a section in the paint shop where the car body is dried
b) the sound of the fire brigade when leaving
c) the pulmonary department of the company’s health centre
5. What does “tauffing” (taufování) mean?
a) a vehicle inspection book confirmation for the performance of the assembly operation
b) a chisel destructive test of the part in the welding shop
c) an indication of the origin of the part in the technological BOM, whether it is purchased or manufactured
6. Who is an extremist, according to ŠKODA?
a) a quality assurance worker performing demanding tests to verify the properties of cars
b) a driver on the ŠKODA Motorsport factory team
c) an external service provider
7. What is a “vasr”?
a) a spray preservative for instrument panel treatment
b) a water test for new vehicles
c) an air conditioning compressor
8. What does the term octopus mean?
a) an automatic connecting material dispenser
b) wiring harnesses in the instrument panel
c) a robot in the welding shop performing several operations at once
9. What does vertex refer to?
a) a pre-war ignition magneto by the Swiss brand Scintilla
b) a verifier of the accuracy of information on the rating plate
c) a man working with textiles in a predominantly female team
10. And what was the bronzer?
a) a non-ferrous metal foundry
b) a building for the production of Brons diesel engines, now part of the ŠKODA Museum
c) a metal token that Laurin & Klement employees presented in their company canteen
Correct answers: 1a, 2c, 3c, 4b, 5c, 6c, 7b, 8a, 9a, 10b
125 YEARS OF ŠKODA AUTO
ŠKODA Mobil Supplement
EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Tomáš Novotný
EDITORIAL TEAM: Veronika Halešová, Zdeněk Vacek, Radka Vosáhlo, Kateřina Šulcová, Luděk Vokáč, Tomáš Michálek, Jindřich Novák
ILLUSTRATIONS: Karolína Tomšejová
PHOTOS: Jaroslav Soukup, archiv ŠKODA AUTO
GRAPHIC DESIGN AND PRODUCTION: Boomerang Communication
DATE OF RELEASE: 24 July 2020