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Just a source as to the information I added for the definition of patronize, here [1]. The "kindness" while talking as if the person "isn't smart" aspect of the word was not clarified in the version before my edits. 12:34, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

  • No. Kindness has no part in the definition. You can patronize someone with or without kindness. SemperBlotto 12:46, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

Then how come it's in practically all dictionaries that go into more specific detail on the word: [2] [3]. The word seems to suggest almost treating someone as if they're pathetic, like pathetically unintelligent, and having a sympathy for them because of it whenever dictionaries go into more detail on the word. 15:49, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

SemperBlotto, I took the liberty of delving through your editing history and your user talk page history and see a lot of complaints against you for poor communication with IP users that have made legitimate edits (as one example: [4] ). These examples seem to be hidden in your slews of other edits. Please discuss on talkpages before reverting. 20:22, 12 August 2011 (UTC)