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Names and attributes must be accommodated to the essence of things, and not the essence to the names, since things come first and names afterwards.
— Galileo Galilei

Notwithstanding their influence, we apprehend, however, that dictionary-makers are on the whole an oppressed race, doomed to more than their due share of obscure drudgery. [] They may have had their romance at home — may have been crossed in love, and thence driven to dictionarying; may have been involved in domestic tragedies — who can say?
1864, Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (volume 96), uncredited author

[T]he maximum number of revisions an author made is 237,600 for the English Wiktionary (user "Equinox") [] As an anonymous reviewer points out, this "sounds as[sic] an incredibly high number of revisions for one single user".
2016, Wolfer & Müller-Spitzer, How Many People Constitute a Crowd and What Do They Do?

Words, words, words, words! You may as well listen to the birds.
2000, Coil

I thought working on "shitgibbon" entries would be a fun distraction from the heavier CFI matters that have arisen lately
2022, User:WordyAndNerdy

About me

I am the enfant terrible. Nobody wants me but I'm really useful.


They say "don't feed the troll", but since WF has been around here unstoppably longer than I have, and I was accused of being him multiple times in the old days: I believe WF, to this project, is basically "Q" out of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Do you remember that guy, he would always turn up out of the blue, cause trouble, and force a resolution; and was an arrogant but rather witty jerk. Also he was omnipotent so they couldn't get rid of him. Well I think he kept resetting his router to get a new IP address. I have fed the troll.


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Possible problem entries

These are not always bad but I have bookmarked them because I think work or research is needed.

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