Engelse ziekte

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Engelse ziekte f (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic, pejorative) writing Dutch compound words incorrectly by applying English spelling rules, i.e. with a space separating the two parts (as is common in English, e.g. wall paint), rather than joined as a single word (as is usual in Dutch, e.g. muurverf) (lit.: English disease)