41758RANT: Czech-English dictionary compilers
- Jan 2, 2010In the Middle Ages dishonest craftsmen and tradesmen received appropriate
punishment when convicted, e.g. a cheating baker being dragged through the
city streets on a sled with the fraudulent bread tied around his neck.
Perhaps colleagues might like to devise appropriate punishment for
dictionary compilers who get paid for inserting non-existent English words
when they cannot come up with an equivalent. Today's gem from Langsoft's
online dictionary, by courtesy of Seznam.cz: vrstvit se = statity (sic!)
Oh, and a Happy New Year from a snowy Babylon near Domažlice.
130 00 Prague 3 - Žižkov
Tel/fax: ++ 420 235 357 194
Mobile: ++ 420 605 777 260
To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.
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