User talk:OrangUtanUK

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The reason I changed your edit is that there is nothing American about this use of the word. It is used with this sense everywhere, it is indeed the primary meaning of the word. Widsith 12:38, 23 August 2006 (UTC)

Hi Widsith, thanks for your explanatory note. I'm surprised to hear about the consensus on the usage of Transportation; we certainly don't use it in that sense around here. Perhaps it would be helpful, instead of just reverting changes, if you were to expand the article to discuss the point head on, with references of course. -- OrangUtanUK 16:20, 24 August 2006 (UTC)

I have added some example sentences, which hopefully makes it clearer. Widsith 16:47, 24 August 2006 (UTC)


Do you think you could add a reference for that added meaning. It isn't in any dictionary that I have access to (including the OED). SemperBlotto 14:10, 27 September 2006 (UTC)

  • fungere means quite a different thing according to my Latin dictionary. I have removed your definition until you can provide real proof. SemperBlotto 16:40, 27 September 2006 (UTC)