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I'm curious, why did you remove the {{US}} and {{euphemism}} context labels from the article packie? I've reverted your change, however I may have been rash, I still beleive the term to be US as I've never heard of it in the UK. As for the euphemism bit, if its slang for packing store then it may be considered slang rather than euphemism?--Williamsayers79 09:23, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

I didn't mean to remove the US tag, but I don't think it is a euphamism, so I was just trying to fix that part of it. It would definitely be slang, so I will change it to US slang. sewnmouthsecret 15:14, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

plural of -Template[edit]

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Pubmed reveals only french articles with sequellas. It is certainly improper and in the minority, but it is still used in translation from French articles (7 by my search on pubmed, vs 1.26 million with sequellae). I would keep it, but mark it as an improper plural that is typically used in translation from French medical journals. Pubmed Iamnotanorange 20:05, 18 January 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for defining c-note for me[edit]

Very kind of you!! I look forward to seeing other additions from you to combat the ever-growing requested entries =) **High Five!**

Stop deleting my posts[edit]

It's annoying, they comply and you have no basis to keep submitting them for "speedy deletion". Find something else to do thanks. —This unsigned comment was added by Cameronsessums (talkcontribs).

(sigh) Yep, he just went there... bd2412 T 19:41, 8 March 2007 (UTC)

Merry Christmas![edit]

User:BD2412/walk the dinosaurs. Feel free to move it to another name under your userspace, if you wish, or perhaps it could be made into an appendix. Cheers! bd2412 T 21:44, 13 March 2007 (UTC)

Cardinal numbers[edit]

please stop, these were entered by a known vandal, and it makes them technically harder to delete! Robert Ullmann 19:50, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

My bad. sewnmouthsecret 19:52, 1 August 2007 (UTC)

Two points[edit]

  1. Please note what I wrote in reply to you on my talk page; and
  2. When reporting vandals, add them to the top of the list.

A question[edit]

You've been very helpful lately; how would you feel about me nominating you for your own delete buttons? --Connel MacKenzie 15:02, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Connel- that'd be great- and helpful to all of you as well. sewnmouthsecret 15:03, 3 October 2007 (UTC)


Whoops, please enable e-mail messages in Special:Preferences. --Connel MacKenzie 17:49, 7 October 2007 (UTC)

All set. I changed e-mail addresses; I just have to confirm the change tonight. Everything should be good to go by then. sewnmouthsecret 14:06, 8 October 2007 (UTC)


Perfectly good word, valid sense. Needs the "ordinary" sense as well. (take a few seconds with Google first ;-) Robert Ullmann 14:50, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

Will do...thanks! sewnmouthsecret 15:30, 8 October 2007 (UTC)

E-mail this user still not working[edit]

--Connel MacKenzie 19:46, 8 October 2007 (UTC)


After composing my original response, I realized that my error(s) were fortuitous. Repeatedly reiterating that we need a few more people to blitz in a couple thousand baseball terms might get the message across.  :-)   User:BD2412 entered a couple hundred of them a year or two ago, but most are still missing.

Or course, after that, the football terms should also be blitzed in...  :-)

Baseball terms I can handle. Football, not so much my game. I may have a few for hockey, though! sewnmouthsecret 15:50, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

--Connel MacKenzie 15:49, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Yes, real sports are easy to understand as desired terminology. On the other hand, "pinball" or "foosball" terminology obviously doesn't have that kind of inherent support. AFAIK, we haven't had any "badminton terminology" debates yet on WT:RFD. --Connel MacKenzie 17:16, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
Ugh, I shouldn't have checked badminton - apparently vandalized. Sheesh. --Connel MacKenzie 17:20, 17 October 2007 (UTC)


Rolled back ... --Connel MacKenzie 16:43, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Cut and paste got the best of me. sewnmouthsecret 16:43, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
Right, but I wanted to mention that misspelling entries do not get wikified, as that apparently was unclear (or you wouldn't have mis-pasted to begin with.) --Connel MacKenzie 16:44, 17 October 2007 (UTC)
Understood. sewnmouthsecret 16:45, 17 October 2007 (UTC)


Unfortunately it is not easy to find verification because searches are swamped by other senses. I did find a pdf from one police force in a google search, but don't really have the time or inclination to jump through hoops for yet another Connel MacKenzie "I've never heard of it personally so I'll tag it" episode.

If every editor acted in the way he acts and went around rfv-ing and rfd-ing every word or sense of which we were not personally aware the entire project would collapse because there are no references for the vast majority of words here. 18:09, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Reversion without valid explanation[edit]

About this – please either provide a reasonable explanation of Good Faith non-vandalism reversion, or at least try to incoporate good faith but incorrect contributions into the article in the appropriate way, i.e. thus. — Superbfc 19:45, 17 October 2007 (UTC)

Moving pages.[edit]

Are you moving pages by copying their content and creating redirects? Because that's not the right way to do it, and typically results in a violation of the GFDL. There's a "move" tab at the top of pages; please use that. —RuakhTALK 17:03, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

Sorry about that; I've never used that before. Thanks for the info. sewnmouthsecret 17:15, 19 October 2007 (UTC)
No prob. :-) —RuakhTALK 17:18, 19 October 2007 (UTC)

New buttons[edit]

You should now have some new buttons. I can't remember if you have to refresh in any way to see them. Cheers. SemperBlotto 21:28, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Um wow. Jumping the gun. ;-) Very good! Robert Ullmann 01:42, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
It's a battle. sewnmouthsecret 03:42, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
If a player bats in each of nine innings, what is the minimum score for his team? Robert Ullmann 01:49, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
The way I figure it, I get 27. Please correct me. sewnmouthsecret 03:42, 26 October 2007 (UTC)
It is tricky of course. Our guy bats 5th, first inning, two outs, runners at corners. During the at-bat, runner is picked off first, inning ends. Our guy bats first in the second, they get three outs and strand 2. Once around the order. Each two innings, repeat. Final score: zero. ;-) Robert Ullmann 15:46, 26 October 2007 (UTC)

By the way - could you update your timezone and babel on Wiktionary:Administrators/List of administrators SemperBlotto 07:40, 28 October 2007 (UTC)


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Hershey highway[edit]

It is generally considered polite to check before you delete an entry.


Did you notice that dere has one sense marked as obsolete and the other as obsolete except in parts of Scotland and Ireland? RJFJR 18:50, 12 November 2007 (UTC)

Yeah, I thought the obsolete English sense was interesting. Can we nominate obsolete words? sewnmouthsecret 18:53, 12 November 2007 (UTC)
I feel obsolete words are unlikely to be selected for word of the day, but you're certainly free to nominate. RJFJR 02:18, 13 November 2007 (UTC)

Ex animo[edit]

Hey, I would like to ad an entry for this word. I nominated this before and managed to trace it's language (Latin) and it's meaning. I am also hoping that it manages to become a word of the day as well. . .requesting professional help putting it up, please. I have posted it up in my talk page, feel free to visit, I want to post up my myriad archive of forigen terms in my page. I hope that it won't violate any regulations. Stoical Iceman

Hey thanks alot, you are a real help!

welcome templates[edit]

Hi SMS, do you know there's a {{welcomeip}} template for anon-user welcomes. Widsith 17:27, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

I didn't; but thanks! I'll use that for anons. sewnmouthsecret 17:44, 6 December 2007 (UTC)

Archiving RFVpassed discussions[edit]

You recently archived the RFV discussion for ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn at the entry’s talk page. You didn’t do so correctly. In future, please use {{rfv-passed}} or {{rfvfailed}}, depending on the outcome of the discussion, and be sure to archive the entire discussion, even after it has concluded for verification purposes. You can see how I re-archived the discussion in this revision. Thanks.  (u):Raifʻhār (t):Doremítzwr﴿ 01:49, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

I didn't know about that format; I will use it in the future. Thanks! sewnmouthsecret 03:52, 9 December 2007 (UTC)
No problem. You’re welcome.  (u):Raifʻhār (t):Doremítzwr﴿ 04:11, 9 December 2007 (UTC)

forms for letters[edit]

Fine idea, but note you are scrambling the format; "Other Scripts" is not an L2 header, and these entries have screwed up HTML that should be fixed. Robert Ullmann 00:02, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

The format for them seemed to differ slightly with each one; I was just cutting and pasting from the "Variations of" pages.. I took note at how they were fixed. I'm glad I decided to do them in batches of 5. Thanks for the heads-up. sewnmouthsecret 15:01, 11 December 2007 (UTC)

==Lists of words==[edit]

I just tried to colaborating. I will stop.


I have thought that all (almost all ?) participles of verbs can be used as adjectives. I have been following the practice of not adding the adj {and noun) PoSs unless the participle is inflected like a noun or adjective. So, for "backstabbing", because "more backstabbing" and "most backstabbing" seem awkward, I would not have shown it as adj. Does this make sense to you? I suppose it is a possible Beer Parlor item. The noun PoS seems more plausible to me. "Backstabbings" seems like it could come up in speech. "Backstabbing" is a general practice that consists of multiple "backstabbings". I haven't yet looked to see whether either the adj or noun inflected forms actually exist, which is often a revelation. DCDuring 19:49, 14 December 2007 (UTC)

Wiktionary:Beer parlour#How should Wiktionary distinguish between two classes of non-English words?[edit]


Broadly speaking, it's a bad idea to edit other people's comments, even just to linkify text. If it's a bluelink, this can make it seem like the commenter didn't expect his audience to understand the term (adding condescension where there was none), and if it's a redlink, it can look like you are calling attention to the editor's misspelling. (In this case I think you were just calling attention to the fact that foreignness was a redlink and needed an entry, but since you were replying anyway, I think it would have been better to do that with a parenthetical note in your own comment.) Anyway, not a big deal, just something to keep in mind. :-)

RuakhTALK 04:25, 31 March 2008 (UTC)

I'll make sure to put things like that in my own posts from now on.. and no harm meant. Thanks for the heads-up! ;) sewnmouthsecret 13:54, 31 March 2008 (UTC)


Why exactly did you revert a perfectly objective and neutral statement of fact that no South-African would have a problem with? 20:22, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

No probs

Fucking question[edit]

(heh, probably the only time I could get away with that as a subject line...)

Re: [1]

On effing, given that we've already got a wikilink to fucking, should we ditch the first bit and leave it just as "(UK, euphemism, slang); a bowdlerization of fucking."? I'm not as familiar with Wiktionary's standards as I am Wikipedia's, so I thought I'd ask; that's the whole reason I changed it to "fuck" in the first place. EVula // talk // 17:38, 16 April 2008 (UTC)

It does seem redundant. Since it is a bowdlerization of fucking, not fuck, I agree with your opinion: As follows-
  • (UK, euphemism, slang) A bowdlerization of fucking. sewnmouthsecret 17:42, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
But it is derived via "f-word", not directly. A contraction of "f-word-ing" which would be a bit much. This should be a line in the ety? (EVula: we aren't paranoid about only linking the first use like 'pedia; we put links where they seem useful). Robert Ullmann 17:48, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
I will take your word on it, Robert; I am not sure how to format it now. Etymology isn't my strong point. sewnmouthsecret 17:51, 16 April 2008 (UTC)
Eh, it's not so much the redundant linking that I'm concerned with, but more the redundant mentioning (saying it's UK slang for fucking, then turning around and saying it's a bowdlerization of fucking). Just struck me as a bit odd, but the current version strikes me as just fine (surprise surprise).
I do agree it might just be my Wikipedia-ness coming out, though. :) EVula // talk // 17:56, 16 April 2008 (UTC)