User talk:Dick Kimball

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Just a comment on your proposals for Word Of The Day: some of them are pretty obscure. I mean yclept is tagged as archaic so it is no longer used in coversation. Several of them were words from equestrian usage, highly specialized terminology for most urban dwellers. (Unless I can use withers to mean a pretty woman's ankle it's been a long time since I've seen one).

The description of a good WOTD candidate is listed as "exotic usefulness", and these certainly have the exotic down (They are helping my vacabulary) but they aren't very useful for most people.

On the other hand, perspicacious is a GREAT word! (I really love that one). RJFJR 20:41, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

Please don't nominate the same words as you did last week. Also, it would help if you did not nominate words that have already appeared as WOTD. If you check the archives, there are two separate lists of prior WOTDs. A previously selected word will not be selected again. --EncycloPetey 13:19, 8 May 2008 (UTC)


Right on. There is no reason to abandon a word, however ancient or odd, if it's useful nowadays. Wayne Roberson, Austin, Texas 05:04, 19 June 2008 (UTC)


Pretty sure that's the adjective sense. SemperBlotto 15:50, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

  • My mistake - you were right after all. SemperBlotto 15:53, 28 May 2009 (UTC)


I've added a translation section. I'm hesitant to add the French translation as I have no knowledge of French, so I'll leave that up to you. Haplogy () 18:10, 30 October 2013 (UTC)

Multiword translations[edit]

Hi, regarding this edit: you put a comma between ancien and élève, did you mean to? Or were you adding the phrase ancien élève as a translation? If so, the best way to do it is to write {{t|fr|[[ancien]] [[élève]]}}. P.S. You've been around a long time and have made many good edits, so I have just made you an autopatroller, which means you're trusted to make good edits that don't need to be patrolled by others anymore. —Aɴɢʀ (talk) 18:32, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Escalope viennoise however I think should be a single link, no? It's a real thing rather than any escalope that's from Vienna. Renard Migrant (talk) 15:18, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
That was just my reaction to my French translation coming up red.
Dick Kimball (talk) 17:46, 28 October 2015 (UTC)