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Lexical Leavings

by Tom Gally



Inconsistencies lurk in all dictionaries. Here's an example from one English-Japanese dictionary:
Keep off the grass. ((掲示)) 芝生に入るな.

Keep off the grass. 芝生に入らないこと ((掲示として)).
And from another:
Keep off the grass. 芝ふにはいるべからず.

Keep off the grass! 芝ふに立ち入らないでください.
(December 31, 2002)