Man seeks 1 yuan compensation for 20,000 ‘errors’ in popular dictionary!

April 27th, 2009 - 4:39 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, April 27 (ANI): A Chinese man is seeking 1 yuan in damages after accusing the Commercial Press for printing more than 20,000 mistakes in its Xinhua Dictionary.

Chen, from Beijing, alleged he could site 22,638 errors in the 10th edition of the most popular dictionary in China, which was first published in 1957.

He brought the matter to the publisher’s attention, asking them to cease publication, reports the China Daily.

However, the press’ agent said the ‘faults’ outlined by Chen stemmed from misunderstanding, since it was a matter of personal opinion to dub the entries as blunders or accurate information.

The Dongcheng District People’s Court held a hearing on April 22 and a ruling on the matter is due for later. (ANI)

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