Times Higher Education said the entries in this year's contest, which are submitted by professors, include a sentence about the time "Stalin began to build a buffet zone in Eastern Europe," rather than a "buffer zone," and a student's statement that during the Middle Ages, "most books were written on valium," rather than vellum.
"Spain was a very Catholic country, since Christianity had been taken there in the third century B.C.," wrote one student, while another, submitted by the same professor, spoke of "Pope Paul V, himself a Catholic."
The winner of the contest is scheduled to be announced in next week's issue of Times Higher Education.
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