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A fellow lexicographer told me today about a mistake he came across in the CD-ROM version of an English-English dictionary for students. Each entry is accompanied by audio recordings of British and American narrators pronouncing the headword. For the entry
George, St.
the patron saint of England
the American narrator says "Saint George" while the British narrator says "George Street."

The same mistake is made in the dictionary's online version.

(June 14, 2004)