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In Poland they thought Imus was talking about lawns, not hos

Reinhold Aman writes in Language Log about the wide range of translations of Don Imus’s “nappy-headed hos” comment. Not the least of the sins was failing to look up the words in American dictionaries and, therefore, incorrectly translating “nappy” as the British “diaper.”

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Grant Barrett