Talk:Sammelsurium

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Note on creation[edit]

I have created this entry by translating the entry from German Wikipedia, omitting the adjective unsystematic, on the assumption that it is already implied in unordered. An improvement by a German native speaker or whoever is in the know is welcome.

In detail:

German specifier Translation Note
Sammlung collection
ungeordnete unordered
unsystematisch angelegte created unsystematically Omitted in the definition.

--Daniel Polansky 17:14, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

Etymology[edit]

The German Wikipedia article says that the word is derived from "sammelsur", used in 18. century, which roughly meant "disgusting vegetable mix". --Daniel Polansky 17:21, 26 February 2008 (UTC)