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Poccil 03:08, 8 Dec 2004 (UTC)

Real word[edit]

This word was first used by Douglas Adams in 1978. It has a reasonable airing in real life (but don't let that put you off) and we should keep it. I will edit the citation though.

It is not a protologism. It is old enough to go out and buy a beer. — Dizzley 07:36, 6 Feb 2005 (UTC)

PeterHitchmough, um, OK. I think I had it marked protologism due to the definition at protologism, without any clear indication of what implications come from such tagging (as it is still in debate.) I had formatted the page to match Wiktionary:Entry layout explained, but didn't (and still don't) have the direct attribution for the quote I reformatted (that came through from Transwiki.) I suppose one of us could look it up at or somewhere else... I know *I* have used the word on occasion, but I don't think anyone who hasn't seen HHGttG would have the faintest idea what we were talking about. --Connel MacKenzie 07:53, 6 Feb 2005 (UTC)

How sad it is that you limited the potential understanding to people who have "seen" HHGttG. I would suggest that the number who have READ the materials is far larger, and then you can add in all the people they've taught the word through usage who may have never read it. I couldn't begin to count that number just for me. --Shamgar 13:24, 3 July 2009 (UTC)

Not to mention those who listened to the original radio show. I myself have read the books, listened to all five phases of the radio show, and watched the only season of the TV show. I despise people who say they they've seen the movie. --DentArthurDent 20:24, May 4th 2009 (UTC)

~~Why would someone delete this article?

Nobody found evidence of real-world usage meeting WT:CFI. Equinox 16:19, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

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"Really together guy" (Douglas Adams' original definition) is not a suitable dictionary definition. If it is used other than by its author in the mouths of fictional characters, what does it mean? Citations? Equinox 10:47, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Deleted. Equinox 01:20, 7 July 2010 (UTC)


Almost certainly not used outside the context of the books. Maybe these should be moved to an H2G2 appendix? --Yair rand 22:30, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Deleted. Equinox 01:20, 7 July 2010 (UTC)