User talk:Globish

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Scottish[edit]

You need to be careful when you throw around the word Scottish. There is no such thing as the "Scottish language", since that term could apply to Scottish English (a dialect of English), Scots (another Germanic language related to English), or Scottish Gaelic (a Celitc language related to Irish). --EncycloPetey 03:22, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

Oh, I know. I created the category (as well as Latin fashion) because it was linked to and didn't exist - I avoided adding the word English to it because I was aware of the ambiguity and existence of other languages. But now that you mention it, why do we have Category:UK and Category:United Kingdom? Globish 03:26, 24 November 2007 (UTC)
But the categories for all three languages/dialects exist. When we have a Category:Xxx, where "Xxx" is a country name, the category is for geographic terms pertaining to that country, not vocabulary. See for example Category:United Kingdom, and compare with Category:UK. The former is for UK geography; the latter is for UK regional English. --EncycloPetey 03:30, 24 November 2007 (UTC)

Reminder[edit]

If you see a vandalism flurry, posting a note on WT:VIP will usually trigger a sysop to wake up...the #cvn channels always highlight that page (with all the bells and whistles.)  :-)   --Connel MacKenzie 05:32, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

Oh, by the way: Thank You. --Connel MacKenzie 05:34, 18 December 2007 (UTC)
Ah, alright. I'm new to the wiki-culture so my assumption was that it was just as likely someone would see the ongoing troubles in the RC list since it appeared to be a momentary thing. I'll be sure to do that next time. Globish 20:16, 18 December 2007 (UTC)

DONT MESS WITH MY DEFINITION BOY[edit]

DONT MESS WITH MY DEFINITION BOY

you dont know what SERIO means ese —This unsigned comment was added by 63.224.213.47 (talk).

you might need to be blocked[edit]

you might need to be blocked you people at wikipedia all the writers, admins, autours are bias and know nothing about Chicano Rap you need people that know what the are talking about —This unsigned comment was added by 63.224.213.47 (talk).

88.191.57.15‎[edit]

Almost certainly Wonderfool - best to ignore him. SemperBlotto 22:38, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

I'm not sure who that is, but recently I'm starting to see (217.198.148.36 (talkcontribswhoisdeleted contribsnukeedit filter logblockblock logactive blocksglobal blocks)) how the assume good faith doctrine starts to fade with vandals. Globish 22:45, 31 December 2007 (UTC)

Vandalism target?[edit]

Hi there, I have semi-protected your userpage for a week following yet more ip vandalism, I will happily un-protect it again if you would prefer. I don't suppose you know why people find you such an attractive target? Yours Conrad.Irwin 13:07, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

No more than I can explain what's so funny about putting a picture of Roman Polanski on someone's page just because the last name sounds the same. I'm pretty sure it's one person or a few people using a lot of open proxies though. They also nominated me for administrator and then tried to 'draft' me after I declined. I don't mind the protection - I'm always logged in when I edit. Globish 17:12, 7 January 2008 (UTC)

Scientologist[edit]

This word is a common noun, not a proper one. It is not unexpected to see several Scientologists at once, so the word does not refer to a specific person (which is a characteristic of proper nouns). --EncycloPetey 01:51, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

It's analogous to Christians who follow Christianity rather than biologists who study biology. At least in its modern form it is. Globish 01:55, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
Yes, and Christian is also a common noun, except when used as a person's given name. --EncycloPetey 02:01, 28 January 2008 (UTC)
Oh... I see what you meant now. I thought you were arguing that it should be at the lower-case spelling. My apologies. I was tired. Globish 05:08, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

Cult of the Amateur[edit]

I just got it form the library. How much time is it worth for a serious Wiktionarian? DCDuring TALK 15:48, 15 February 2008 (UTC)