Template:R:World Wide Words

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R:World Wide Words” in Michael Quinion, World Wide Words[1], 1996–.


Usage[edit]

This template may be used in "References" and "Further reading" sections, and on talk pages, to cite the World Wide Words website.

Parameters[edit]

The template takes the following positional or named parameters:

  • |1= or |entry= – the title of the webpage to be cited. If this parameter is omitted, the template uses the name of the Wiktionary entry.
  • |2= or |url=mandatory: the URL of the World Wide Words webpage to be cited. You may either provide the full URL, or the part between the first forward slash (/) and the file extension (.htm).
  • |3= or |date_created= – the date when the webpage was created, in either of the following formats: 1 January 2017 or January 1, 2017. This information can be found at the bottom right corner of the webpage. If this parameter is omitted, the template indicates "1996–", which was the year the World Wide Words website was launched.
  • |4= or |date_updated= – the date when the webpage was last updated. This information can be found at the bottom right corner of the webpage. If you indicate this date, you must also indicate the date when the webpage was created.
  • |5= or |passage= – a passage quoted from the webpage.
  • |nodot= – by default, the template adds a full stop (period) at the end of the citation. To suppress this punctuation, use |nodot=1 or |nodot=yes.

Example[edit]

The example assumes the template is used in the entry kakistocracy:

  • Wikitext: {{R:World Wide Words|url=http://www.worldwidewords.org/weirdwords/ww-kak1.htm|date_created=1 December 2007}} or {{R:World Wide Words|weirdwords/ww-kak1|Kakistocracy|1 December 2007}}
  • Result: “Kakistocracy” in Michael Quinion, World Wide Words[2], 1 December 2007.