User talk:JillianE

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(I welcome myself, mainly because I need the link to entry layout page) JillianE 20:12, 9 October 2005 (UTC)


Hello and Welcome!

I love the culinary related entries you are doing. Are you interested in helping them find their ways into appropriate categories underneath Category: Foods?

I hope you continue having fun with these!

--Connel MacKenzie 22:54, 9 October 2005 (UTC)

Actually, what they have in common is that they are on Wiktionary:Requested articles:English under the letter A. But I'll take a look at getting them categorized. I shouldn't leave the job half done. JillianE 00:18, 10 October 2005 (UTC)

New entries[edit]

By the way,

Since you seem to be entering an awful lot of new entries (HORRAY!) I thought I'd remind you that you can have templates filled in for you partially, when you enter the word in the search box, and press [Go]. Following red-links does not give you that option. Some people love them, others may find them difficult at first. But there is always someone on IRC to walk you through hard spots, on the #Wiktionary channel...(see WT:IRC.)

Thanks for your comments on puree. Just trying to stick to the current formatting standards, really. --Connel MacKenzie 04:09, 10 October 2005 (UTC)


Generally, no we do not "like" redirects entered for plurals on Wiktionary. Most people do not like to enter them as full entries, therefore just leave them as red links. Others feel (as I do) that separate entries are proper; pronunciation and translations can occasionally be surprisingly different. But entering redirects has met numerous vocal objections.

So, either enter them as "complete" short entires (e.g. "==English=== / ===Noun=== / blahs / # Plural of blah.") or leave them undefined. In general, in the main namespace on Wiktionary, the only thing redirects are used for are alternate capitalizations of terms (and even then, only when appropriate.) But spellings should match when that is the case (e.g. blahs != blah. But Blah can be a redirect.)

Hope that helps!

--Connel MacKenzie 01:27, 16 October 2005 (UTC)


Hi Jillian. I've converted it to our standard taxonomic format. I shall deal with the red links later. Cheers. SemperBlotto 08:16, 19 December 2005 (UTC)

I've also noticed that some of our earlier taxonomic entries need changing to the standard format, and that some hierarchical links don't work properly - I'll get onto it soonish (it doesn't help that Wikipedia and Wikispecies disagree on the structure) - SemperBlotto 08:30, 19 December 2005 (UTC)


You say this is Finnish - then give it a Finnish translation? SemperBlotto 23:02, 20 December 2005 (UTC)


Yes, please see "Request for blocks" at Wiktionary:Vandalism in progress. Thanks. - dcljr 20:42, 25 December 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for your help with Mayodan earler today. - dcljr 22:52, 25 December 2005 (UTC)


like them? -- 19:07, 28 December 2005 (UTC)

# not *[edit]

Hi there. Definitions start with a # even when there is only one of them. Cheers. SemperBlotto 15:23, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

alternative spellings[edit]

By the way - did you notice the template we have for alternate spellings (see libelling) I'm not really happy with the text, but I don't know how to improve it. Cheers. SemperBlotto 15:38, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

Please note that SemperBlotto isn't the only one not happy with the template: See Template_talk:altspellpar. Ncik 19:53, 31 December 2005 (UTC)

pepper corn moved[edit]

I have moved pepper corn to peppercorn a la SOED. Hope that's OK. Saltmarsh 06:49, 5 January 2006 (UTC)

a la mode[edit]

Outside of the US this is spelled à la mode SemperBlotto 16:37, 5 January 2006 (UTC)


Please have a look at my changes to ill repute. Ncik 16:28, 7 January 2006 (UTC)

red pepper[edit]

Hi there. Since I was using one in tonight's meal (a sort of Italian meat and vegetable stir-fry with pasta) I cut it in half, scanned it, and loaded the image to Commons. Image added to our definition.

According to my Indian cook-book, they seem to use the term in the American manner - dried flakes of chilli-pepper. Cheers SemperBlotto 16:30, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

cancelled and canceled[edit]


I'm not sure that these are truly interchangeable - "cancelled" is the only acceptable spelling in UK English, and "canceled" is the usual spelling in US English, I believe. I would imagine they are only really alternatives in US English (at least, says they are). — Paul G 17:39, 9 January 2006 (UTC)

Hi Jillian - I've replied on my user page. — Paul G 18:00, 9 January 2006 (UTC)


-monger is a suffix, monger is the noun. SemperBlotto 17:21, 27 January 2006 (UTC)


Jillian, I'm not sure what you meant with those three additional meanings of "appearing". Those three are all meanings of the verb itself, AFAIK. I've deleted them now, but will restore them if you can convince me. — Vildricianus 14:17, 8 February 2006 (UTC)


Hi! You seem to be doing a lot of good word on poetic terms. Did you know that there is a Category:Prosody for such terms? --EncycloPetey 00:31, 15 March 2006 (UTC)

ihm, ihn[edit]

Hi Jillian,

See the changes I've made for ihm and ihn. Non-English entries should be translations only. I've put all the grammatical information into the "Usage notes" section. — Paul G 14:53, 24 March 2006 (UTC)

Minor niggle[edit]

Please use "third-person" for the adjective - "third person" is the noun. Thanks. — Paul G 14:57, 24 March 2006 (UTC)


Thank you for making me feel old. I can remember them! In the late 1940s our street still had old-fashioned gas lights. The man would come round with a long pole and flick something on or off - I'm not sure how they were actually lit. Every so often he would come round in the day with a ladder and change the mantles. SemperBlotto 15:00, 28 March 2006 (UTC)


I can't believe that I have never added all these phospholipids. Early in my career I was an industrial chemist and spent many a happy hour synthesizing phospholipids and extracting them from plants. I shall have to dig out the papers that I published! SemperBlotto 15:09, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Alternate/alternative spelling[edit]

Please use the terminology "alternative spelling" since this is corrcet not only in American but also in British English. Ncik 16:55, 29 March 2006 (UTC)

Synonyms authalic, equiareal, etc[edit]


It's not a good idea to give full, identical treatment to synonyms as this is a duplication of effort that quickly gets out of synch. Better to give the most commonly used synonym (in this case, equal-area) the full treatment putting synonyms, translations, etc, there, and then to cross-refer the other synonyms to that word, as I have now done. — Paul G 15:00, 18 April 2006 (UTC)


I'm not sure about elsewhere, but in the US, the term "low-fat" is defined by US law to restrict fat content to a specified percentage. I cannot recall, but I think the cutoff is 2%. --EncycloPetey 14:10, 1 May 2006 (UTC)

I added a wikipedia link. Wikipedia says 3grams per serving. JillianE 16:24, 1 May 2006 (UTC)


Hi there. It is my understanding that we don't allow templates to have ==language== or ===anything=== within them. The problem comes when people accidentally edit the template when meaning to edit part of the word. Have a talk with Connel and see if that is still the case. Cheers SemperBlotto 16:42, 5 May 2006 (UTC)

word of the day[edit]

Do you know if the word of the day is being updated on the main page at JillianE 17:14, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Sure it is. Wiktionary:Word_of_the_day/Recycled_pages/May#May_26.
Now I think of it, are you in a different timezone? The MediaWiki clock runs on UTC. If not, do you see something different? —Vildricianus 17:18, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Requests for pronunciation[edit]


Requests for pronunciation should go on the article page, not on the talk page. Put {{rfp}} under the "Pronunciation" header. Thanks. — Paul G 14:53, 30 October 2006 (UTC)