User talk:Dforest

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cassis and Cassis are different. Here is our standard welcome text. SemperBlotto 08:08, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

Right. Why is it that Wiktionary is case sensitive, but Wikipedia isn't? Dforest 08:00, 18 March 2006 (UTC)
It is a decision taken by each Wiki community (after much discussion) - Physically, it is just a matter of a developer switching a flag on or off. SemperBlotto 08:46, 18 March 2006 (UTC)


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Re diff, are there really two different senses of the word? Is it not the case that umami refers to but one taste, and that that taste happens to be both of certain meats, etc., and also of MSG?​—msh210 (talk) 05:11, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Well, I think an argument can be made for two senses, as the word originally has the meaning of 'deliciousness' similar to the origins of the word 'savory', but when used to excess, it is not so much describing 'deliciousness' as 'degree of savoriness' or perhaps 'depth of flavor'. But whether the distinction is great enough to warrant two senses is debatable. Dforest (talk) 17:52, 4 January 2013 (UTC)