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Where to find evidence
Hiya. Assuming you're slightly new (and apologies if not, because I don't want to be patronising!), there are a few good places to check for evidence of words. Obviously a general Google Web search gives you an idea of whether something is totally invented, but since anybody can write anything on the Web we can't always use that. More reliable places to look are Google Books  (stuff that's actually been printed, even it's somebody's vanity novel), Google Groups  (the traditional Internet newsgroups, i.e. Usenet — you have to tick a box to exclude the third-party discussion groups), and Google Scholar  (scientific papers, good for technical and theoretical terms). Equinox ◑ 23:25, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
- Thanks for those tips, Equinox (and yes, I am newer to Wiktionary than you, I'm sure!). Trafford09 23:33, 24 February 2009 (UTC)
Hey, if you visit Special:Preferences you can change your signature to link to your talk page by setting the box to be [[User talk:Trafford09|]] and ticking the "Raw signature" box. (If you want to do something fancy, like link the 09 to your talk page, then try something like [[User:Trafford09|Trafford]][[User talk:Trafford09|09]]. Conrad.Irwin 01:39, 6 March 2009 (UTC)