We don't know quite what is going on down at the Czech Olympic Committee, which recently announced its intention to pitch for the 2016 Olympics, but we reckon it's employed one of the Lads from Lagos to write the English version of its promotional website. Try the fascinating history of the country's previous bids, which begins thus:
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Dear God. If you think you're robust enough, you can check out the entire outrage here. Suffice it to say, it's not for the linguistically sensitive or faint-hearted. ®
The translation is actually attributed to "robot", and I think we all know what that means. Oh yes - ta very much to Jonathan McColl for the tip-off.