User talk:Varlaam

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antidisestablishmentarianism[edit]

How on Earth does a Guinness Book of Records factoid relate to churches? And how are churches a "usage note": a note telling people how the word is used in speech and writing? Equinox 17:31, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

You have merely 50% more edits than me. I assumed you were a fellow with, like, 200 edits, not 90K.
Why would a US writer pull an exotic UK historical term out of thin air?
I'm Canadian, I'm 50 years old, I like UK history. How often do I see this word used in books on 19th c. UK history? Infrequently to never.
So why is a US writer using it?
And why is a US writer expecting a US readership to know what he's talking about?
US audiences always seem to be startled to hear that the UK does not have a President.
So why does he believe he can use this term here?
Because it is in the Guinness Book.
And a well-educated NYT audience will be familiar with the Guinness Book.
And if anyone else is using this word in a context other than Anglican church history, then he will be referring to its length, and he will be aware of its length because of the Guinness Book, or some equivalent.
What section this "factoid", which it clearly is not, belongs in is immaterial to me.
Put it wherever it does belong. I don't give a shit where. The word is proverbial due to its length.
I expect this sort of aggressive reaction from some punk kid, not when a 90K editor is addressing a 60K editor. Right?
Cheers, Varlaam 19:57, 7 August 2011 (UTC)
No concrete reason to think this is 'aggressive'. Certainly that's one way of reading it, but I read it more as a 'surprised' reaction than 'aggressive'. Anyway, here are our generic welcome links. Mglovesfun (talk) 17:43, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

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It is common courtesy not to blow somebody away, especially when he is a Master Editor. Why don't you check first? Good grief.
If you create a page with its entire contents initially, then the entire contents end up in the log summary. Ok? Isn't that obvious? Now unblock me, so I can finish posting my point about the noun "furore", and the next time wait 5 minutes before blowing away a serious editor. Jesus.
And I expect an apology for your too hasty behaviour.

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You created this situation, not me. I came here to check the spelling of a word. So what are you doing about your mess? You are compounding your error by ignoring a legitimate unblock request. Why don't you be a man, admit your mistake, and just deal with the situation you created out of whole cloth? Eh?
SemperBlotto didn't make a mistake. You created a page without content, so it has been deleted. You have been blocked because of swearing on SemperBlotto's talk page. Maro 17:56, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

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A response here is conventional. Why do I need to tell you your business?

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A response here is conventional. Why do I need to tell you your business?

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A response here is conventional. Why do I need to tell you your business?

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Amateur time. What a treat.

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Editors get a little tired of admin absolutism, where you are in the wrong, but you don't have the decency to admit it, and we are just expected to accept that situation as though it has some sort of validity. Where do I go now to discuss the fact that you will not respond to an unblock request as any civilized person would have done by now?