User talk:Shoehorn

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Hello there. Its great to see new foreign-language speakers around here. This is what makes wiktionary stand out against other dictionaries. And, as their isnt much Czech here, I'd like to point you towards Category:Phrasebook, which I believe to be the first step for foreign words. Thanks --Wonderfool 21:40, 22 Apr 2005 (UTC)



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Hi there. Could you make sure that the first line of any article is ==langauge name== please. Also, if an article exists in Wikipedia, you can link to it. See alluvium. Cheers. SemperBlotto 14:29, 12 August 2005 (UTC)

Law entries[edit]


Hello, and welcome. I see you're doing law entries. Thanks for putting them in the category for us. That could be an entire dictionary project, all by itself. Here's a Wikithanks flower for your efforts. Keep up the good work. --Dvortygirl 02:08, 28 August 2005 (UTC)

German nouns[edit]

Hi Shoehorn,

German nouns are always capitalized, please leave them that way. We care about proper capitalization. Polyglot 04:54, 31 August 2005 (UTC)

Don't worry about it. You're doing a fine job. Polyglot 15:23, 31 August 2005 (UTC)

embarrassed - adjective sense[edit]

I saw your entry for embarrassed and that you listed it also as an adjective. Can you give an example or two of its usage as an adjective? Thanks. --Stranger 22:27, 6 September 2005 (UTC)

Alas, my friend, I don't think it's a noun either. :-( I think it's only a verb. But it's running late at night where I am and am rather tired, so I can't think of any examples for anything right now, so I could be wrong. Cheers, --Stranger 01:13, 7 September 2005 (UTC)
What you say about ashamed and depressed makes absolutely 100% sense. This is what I have: an old American Heritage Dictionary CD that says "embarrass, -es, -ed, -ing" = verb; "embarrassedly and embarrassingly" = adverbs. My AHD also lists ashamed and depressed as adjectives. It makes sense to me, as you say, that embarrassed should also be an adjective.
This is what I also have: not much. I left my two grammar books in Russia when I was a teaching English as a second language there. I had to part with my Webster's Unabridged several years and residences ago because it was just too heavy to move (but it broke my heart to part with it). My two paper-back dictionaries (including an Oxford American Dictionary) are likely buried in the bowels of some unmarked box from a move I made three weeks ago in my current residence. The only dictionary I could find is a 1878 (or so) Websters which didn't even list the adverb forms of embarrass. And your list of legal terms is as close as I ever want to come again to a Black's Legal Dictionary - having worked several years in a law office.
Sorry for the rant - just had to get it out of my system. We should ask someone with more resources - unless you have something you're hiding there in the Czech Republic. I see Polyglot sent you a recent missive - want to ask him/her?
Cheers, --Stranger 04:32, 7 September 2005 (UTC)
Moved conversation to: Talk:embarrassed Cheers, --Stranger 00:19, 8 September 2005 (UTC)


Hi. When you use the search preloader thing to make an entry, please replace {{PAGENAME}} with the actual word, and remove the invisible html comments.. thanks. 24 22:17, 18 September 2005 (UTC)


Please avoid using redirects on Wiktionary; we do use them for some things, but not very much. (See the new version of fee-simple to see what we do instead.) Thanks! —RuakhTALK 01:42, 10 May 2007 (UTC)