User talk:Scotwriter

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Again, welcome! --Neskaya talk 15:21, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

a back-cloth star[edit]

Very nice, I linked upstage. I think this should be at back-cloth star without the indefinite article? Robert Ullmann 15:23, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Now moved to back-cloth star. —RuakhTALK 16:58, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Articles[edit]

Please stop adding articles called a thing - they should just be called thing. SemperBlotto 15:43, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Format etc[edit]

You keep forgetting to add a headword to your articles. This is best done using one of our standard templates such as {{en-noun}} or {{en-verb}}. Also, I was wondering if you are getting all these strange words from a dictionary. We normally need evidence of actual use rather than just a mention. SemperBlotto 15:51, 24 August 2008 (UTC)

Partridge[edit]

His dictionary is still under copyright. --EncycloPetey 03:13, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

basket of chips[edit]

Hello,

Thanks for adding "basket of chips". I've never heard this used before. Currently we are discussing it here. Do you know if it should be "smile like a basket of chips", or whether it can be used by itself (for example, as in "What a basket of chips!")? — Paul G 09:17, 28 August 2008 (UTC)