Re: [Czechlist] Re: Czechistan
> 2. Wikipedia is such an unreliable source of information that highYou present this as a fact but it sounds more like a sincere wish of
> school teachers and university professors ask their students not to
> use it.
other encyclopedia publishers who are having trouble getting over the
fact that Wikipedia is by a huge margin the most comprehensive and most
popular encyclopedia out there.
A good professor will tell you, instead of simply bashing at Wikipedia,
that you should not use ANY encyclopedia as the primary source of
information (or the only source, which is an even worse academic sin)
but that you can use it as the starting point of a deeper research. And
Wikipedia is good for that because it usually gives lots of links to
There are many surveys focusing on the reliability of Wikipedia. For
instance, one of them compared selected topics from Wikipedia and
Encyclopaedia Britannica, and found them basically on par:
An interesting reading about the topic, with surprisingly little bias
considering it is hosted at Wikipedia itself:
> The Czechs may haveThey didn't. The Czechs told the English-speaking world 15 years ago to
> told the English-speaking world about 15 years ago to use the term,
> but apparently English-language lexicographers don't listen to what
> the Czechs tell us to do with our language.
use "the Czech Republic", which the English-speaking world happily
accepted, and that "there is no official short name", which is the
proverbial jadro pudla.
- --- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, Michael Grant <mgrant@...> wrote:
>Naffink to do wiv me, gavnor. You are confusing me with another Brit. I suppose we all start to sound the same after a while.
> Whatever happened to your "choose Cheskia" movement?