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Mum Blows Whistle on te reo Tool

Posted by 1Law4All on July - 3 - 2013

From The Herald Maori Dictionary’s author rewrites negative reference for ‘policeman’ after complaint from parent.  Lee Baker saw the entry while teaching her son Alex. Photo / Christine Cornege Look up “policeman” in an online Maori dictionary and you used to find a suggestion that police carrying warrants should be “kicked in the backside” and thrown out. John Moorfield, author of maoridictionary.co.nz, admitted the sentence appealed to his warped sense  [ Read More ]

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