User talk:Anetode

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I'm sorry about the admin with whom you first interacted here; most newbies learn quickly to avoid/placate him for a while until they get their sea legs, so to speak. Most of our admins are good people, and I hope your experience so far won't sour you on Wiktionary as a whole. (Though I should say that in general, we do block much faster here than at Wikipedia, and there is rough consensus among Wiktionarians that clear vandalism — profanity, repeated test/joke edits, etc. — warrants an immediate but brief block. The only sticking point among Wiktionarians is that one admin jumps on the "clear vandalism" boat much faster than the rest of us, and jumps on the "whoops, I messed up, sorry" boat much slower, if at all.)

Anyway, below is our stock welcome message; I hope you stick around long enough to find it useful. :-)

RuakhTALK 02:01, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

P.S. To the above-discussed admin: I imagine you'll probably read this at some point. If you do, please swear at me on my talk-page, or via e-mail, or something, rather than doing so here.


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RuakhTALK 02:01, 8 February 2008 (UTC)

bête de scène[edit]

Hello. You've labelled bête de scènes as French, but bête de scène as English. The correct French plural would be bêtes de scènes, but I'm unfamiliar with the English term. Please could you check the connected pages, as I suspect that bête de scènes is incorrect --Rising Sun 10:37, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

My bad, you're correct that bêtes de scènes is the proper plural form. What confused me was that bête de scènes has also been used in English texts, though as an alternate version of the original phrase (bête de scène) rather than as a plural. ˉˉanetode╦╩ 10:42, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
Also if it's both English and French, you can't just replace one with another, you need to add both with ---- in between as a separator. Mglovesfun (talk) 12:39, 23 November 2009 (UTC)
According to the sources I've looked at, it is decidedly a French idiom (cf. c'est la vie). ˉˉanetode╦╩ 15:23, 23 November 2009 (UTC)