User talk:Rich Farmbrough

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See my comments at Wiktionary:Administrators if u'd be so kind --Wonderfool 22:48, 23 Apr 2005 (UTC)

And welcome, by the way!!!


Is that for real?? we don't seem to have an entry for the language. SemperBlotto 21:57, 24 Jun 2005 (UTC)



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I've noticed you seem to be doing some really neat stuff with the JavaScript.


I'm not sure the way you are addressing double redirects is quite right though. On the English Wiktionary, we tend to want redirects to point only to the properly capitalized entry...that is, a capitalized inflected form of a word should redirect to the lower case inflection with the same spelling. That entry (in turn) should describe the details about that form of the word (e.g. Past participle of whatever) and list translations, pronunciations etc. for that form.

I periodically run off line tools that list erroneous redirects. As far as I know, only idioms are exempt from the rule of redirecting only to correct capitalization.

Anyway, you do seem more comfortable with JavaScript than I am. Please keep at it! Every experiment seems valuable. --Connel MacKenzie T C 19:20, 23 November 2005 (UTC)[reply]


Hi! I see you've created that template, and I'm curious; what's the benefit to using a template to add references rather than <references/> directly? It seems unnecessary, and it breaks/circumvents the ref-no-refs abuse filter tag... - -sche (discuss) 06:49, 2 October 2011 (UTC)[reply]

pur sang[edit]

Please see the formatting changes I have made. It's standard to use {{term}}, and WT:ELE dictates that the etymology come first. Thanks! --Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 18:15, 8 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Thanks, I will endeavour to follow the appropriate guidelines, but must perforce rely on the regulars here. Rich Farmbrough, 18:33, 8 September 2012 (UTC).
Please skim through WT:ELE. For example, only language names get headers like ==this==. Also, please format your quotations per WT:QUOTE. Thanks! --Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 18:53, 8 September 2012 (UTC)[reply]

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Thanks for νευρολογία[edit]

Thanks for adding νευρολογία — please add {{attn|el}} to any Greek creations (or with the appropriate language letters for others) when you're not sure of the layout. If you do that we can ensure that it has the standard appearance. If you don't it might be many years before it receives suitable ammendment!.
I have remarked out the mainly "latin" quotation - it lacks a translation and might be appropriate if modern quotations were not available. — Saltmarsh. 07:26, 4 April 2021 (UTC)[reply]


fuck my old brown boots or fuck my old boots. Putatively military origin. UK. Song by Membranes. I heard the former c. 1984. Rich Farmbrough, 15:12, 25 August 2021 (UTC).

FMB alone seems 21st century according to Google Books. Rich Farmbrough, 16:00, 25 August 2021 (UTC).


si thi (see thee) Rotherham Rich Farmbrough, 12:17, 14 September 2021 (UTC).

Obs, ME, OE[edit]

  1. alcumist and cow'd
  2. aldebest See also Anglo Saxon Magic, Robin Hood
    • c.1390, Geoffrey Chaucer, Canterbury Tales:
      But alderbest he sang an offertory: / For well he wiste, when that song was sung, / He muste preach […].

Rich Farmbrough, 06:15, 15 September 2021 (UTC).

bishy barnybee[edit]

Rich Farmbrough, 10:41, 15 September 2021 (UTC).