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41758RANT: Czech-English dictionary compilers

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  • Gerald Turner
    Jan 2, 2010
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      In 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.


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