Talk:wizard

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Use in computer technology[edit]

A definition should be added for the usage related to computers. - Juzeris 23:29, 10 Oct 2004 (UTC) This begs the question - where to stop? The descriptive elements of the definition lend its usage to computers, games, and other superficially empowered beings.

Traditional Usage[edit]

OK - the word 'wizard' was used LONG before roleplaying games and the gamer definition should not be the core definition used.

'Tis true, see Wizard (paranormal).

Why[edit]

Why was my addition removed today?

Because it is a copyright violation? Please don't copy it in again. Robert Ullmann 23:36, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

It is not a copyright violation. I have approval from my professor to use this. It is from the Grey School of Wizardry. So you need to allow it in this public forum or it is a TOS violation.

The entry was copied wholesale from another source and subsequently badly formatted, I beleive a lot of the content may reside better in wikipedia. Also it is considered extremely bad maners to renter material previously reverted. Your should contact the admin that reverted first to discuss why.--Williamsayers79 09:07, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

RFV discussion: June–July 2016[edit]

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"An older male virgin, particularly one over 30 years of age". The given citation only says that if you reach 30 as a virgin, you will become a wizard, i.e. wizard in the normal sense, a magical man. It doesn't show that "wizard" means "old virgin". Equinox 03:38, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

Seems like it was just a misunderstanding. RFV failed. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 22:38, 7 July 2016 (UTC)


30 year old male virgin sources[edit]

What was referred to in previous section:

  • 8 November 2011, Kodaka Hasegawa in episode 5 of Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (titled 今度はSAGAがガチな戦いヽ(`Д´)ノ with "Kondo wa SAGA ga Gachi na Tatakai" meaning "This Time the SAGA is a Serious Battle")
    There's a legend on the internet that if you stay a virgin until you're 30, you become a wizard.

This is actually referring to a Japanese meme from 2001: http://knowyourmeme.com/memes/30-year-old-virgin-wizard

This 2011 cite is a predecessor to later references which show this more demonstrably.

Note for example how 30 year old male virgin is the overwhelming top definition on UrbanDictionary: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Wizard

Recent news coverage:


Even in 2017:

Is clear in all these they are not talking about actual magical powers, but simply the state of being male, 30 and virginal. Seems to be qualification enough to add this as a slang definition. ScratchMarshall (talk) 19:00, 8 August 2017 (UTC)