User talk:Purplebackpack89

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big = "Someone or something that is large in stature"[edit]

Hi. What would be an example sentence for this? With coffee, I can imagine "I'd like a large", but not "I'd like a big". When is "big" a noun? Equinox 00:17, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

I didn't look for citations with the phrase "a big", but rather "the bigs" and "your bigs", for which there are numerous citations. The most applicable sentences I can find quickly are "Powerful big players can also be problematic to guard if your bigs are weaker or slower than theirs—though occasionally you can win a matchup for a while with a smaller, quicker player on their big one." (bigs=tall basketball players; one person who furthers this terminology is basketball commentator Stu Lantz) and "Government has a responsibility to oversee the operations of the bigs and we accept that. We have nothing against the bigs; their contribution to the economy is essential". (where "bigs" refers to big corporate entities). I also came across "If these are your smalls, I'd hate to see your bigs.", where "bigs" refers to bloomers. If you were looking for less complex sentences, one for the basketball players would be, "It's important to keep your bigs out of foul trouble". I'd note that a similar sentence is already in existence at the entry for bigs. Purplebackpack89 00:46, 2 February 2016 (UTC)
  • IDK. Like I said, I've usually heard it as "your bigs" or "the bigs" Purplebackpack89 05:37, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

Something disappeared.[edit]

I offered to apologize to someone on Wikimedia for saying I could go troll-to-troll against Chuck Entz. But now, I can't find the offer. I'm ready to apologize, but I don't know where to apologize. I can't find it on your talk page, nor with the search function in Wiktionary nor Wikipedia. Can you please tell me where to go? 05:23, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

Hey, leave me out of this! If you want to talk to User:Chuck Entz, talk to him at User talk:Chuck Entz. I'm not Chuck Entz. Yes, he is a frequent commentator on my talk page, but this is not the venue to talk to him. (Also, I archived your message). Purplebackpack89 14:08, 20 April 2016 (UTC)

Why we don't need durable citations[edit]

  1. In today's world, a greater percentage of content is on not-necessarily-durable website rather than print media or durable websites.
  2. Compare to books. We don't link to every book we have, and we don't unfrequently cite rare books where Joe Avg is unlikely to ever obtain a compy.
  3. Some things don't stay up forever, but many things do. Instead of assuming that something will eventually disappear, we could assume that it won't (FWIW, Wikipedia makes the latter assumption; it doesn't require durable references
  4. If the quote that uses the word is already on Wiktionary, do we necessarily need a link to anything anyway?

Purplebackpack89 18:24, 9 October 2016 (UTC)

Do you think you could please answer the question I asked to you at Equinox's talk page, about this subject? --Daniel Carrero (talk) 18:35, 9 October 2016 (UTC)
You mean the "other words" question? I can't think of one right this minute, but I would guess there are a number of words, particularly recent slang or words primarily used on the 'Net, that would benefit from a relaxation. Purplebackpack89 18:42, 9 October 2016 (UTC)
If you think of some words in the future, I'd be curious to know. As I said, I can't say I agree with your proposal at this exact moment, but knowing what words could be affected by it would make some practical difference and would be good way to start discussing. --Daniel Carrero (talk) 18:46, 9 October 2016 (UTC)
If you don't like our policies, start a vote to change them. Don't just whine about it all the time. You have to work with a system to change it. Equinox 15:41, 10 October 2016 (UTC)
There's a BP discussion going on this topic, @Equinox. Also, while you're hear, lemme ask you this: do you legitimately doubt that this word is used? Have you examined its internet usage? Purplebackpack89 18:00, 10 October 2016 (UTC)