Wiktionary:Easter Competition 2010

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The rules[edit]


This is the new competition. The idea of this competition is to get more citations and new entries into Wiktionary.

How it works[edit]

The competition comprises of adding new words or phrases from a single opus of the editor's choosing, be it a book, magazine, film, TV show, comic, chat log, blog, shopping list, tattoo etc. 5 points are won for each new citation from the chosen opus, with 5 more for adding a new definition line (for non-English terms, another translation), and 5 more for creating a brand new entry (a new Wiktionary article). Anything that would pass CFI will be accepted, except proper nouns. All foreign-language quotes must include an English translation.

The competition will begin at 00:01 UTC on April 1 2010. At the close of competition (23:59 April 30), whoever has the most points wins.


User:Soleil levant[edit]

I'm going to choose Boyz n the Hood as the opus, because it contains lots of AAVE terms probably not in Wiktionary. For African booty-scratcher I get 5 points for the citation, 5 for the new definition, and 5 for the new WT page = 15 points. For fuck that shit I get 15 points too, giving me a total of 30 points! Beat that, losers!

  1. African booty-scratcher


# {{AAVE|pejorative}} African person
#:'''1991''', [[w:Boyz n the Hood|]]
#::''Did you know that Africa is where the body of the first man was found? My daddy says that's where all people originated from. That means everybody's really from Africa. Everybody. All y'all. Everybody.''
#::''I ain't from Africa. I'm from Crenshaw Mafia!''
#::''Like it or not, you from Africa.''
#::''I ain't from Africa. You from Africa. You African booty-scratcher! ''
  1. fuck that shit

{{infl|en|phrase|head=[[fuck]] [[that]] [[shit]]}}
# {{vulgar}} Used to emphatically [[refuse]] something
#:'''1991''', [[w:Boyz n the Hood|]]
#:Them niggas around the corner tripped out, man. 
#:Fuck that shit, man! - Let's go. I'll take my car. Oh, fuck that. We should've let these niggas have it. 
#:Just pull up, just pull up. 
  • This was made well before the beginning of the competition, but I suppose you're just going to delete it and make it again... :) —Internoob (DiscCont) 23:52, 31 March 2010 (UTC) Never mind. Didn't realize that this was an example. —Internoob (DiscCont) 16:41, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Competitive element[edit]

It is also possible to use opuses chosen by other editors. 3 points are won for each new citation from another competitor's opus, with 3 more for adding a new definition (or translation, for non-English), and 3 more for creating a brand new entry. This promotes completeness, and also competitiveness. The opus must be the same in all cases, and not a translation.

Little rules to dissuade players from adding all their entries on the final day of April (which would be an excellent tactic)[edit]

  • Every day on which a player adds a new quote, he will be awarded 10 bonus points (therefore maximum 30 times 10 bonus points).
    • e.g. if User:Soleil levant adds quotes on April 1, April 5, April 6, April 20, April 30th, he gains 5 times 10 bonus points = 50 bonus points
  • 20 bonus points for each week (7-day period, start time irrelevant) in which no rival players add any other quotes from the chosen opus.

Little rule to get things spread around a bit and for Wiktionary's integrity[edit]

Only one quotation is valid per definition line.

Other rules[edit]

User:Rising Sun can adapt the rules.


The user with the most points after the close of the competition gains the privilege of being able to tell me what to do. I, Rising Sun, will dedicate 2 hours of my time unto absolutely anything that the winner should choose of me. --Rising Sun talk? contributions 17:04, 6 March 2010 (UTC)

  • The player with the highest score for a single entry gets a bonus prize. I'm not sure what this is going to be yet. Something shiny, for sure. --Rising Sun talk? contributions 19:02, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
  • The deadline for claiming your prize is 17 May 2010, 23:59 --Rising Sun talk? contributions 10:58, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

The competition[edit]

New section


My chosen opus is s:fr:L’Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche. So lengthy are its volumes, and so garrulous is de Cervantes in his vocabulary, that I believe that the French language will sooner run out of words than will Don Quichotte be completely purged of material for Wiktionary.

#* {{quote-book|year=1837|author=Louis Viardot|title=[[s:fr:Don Quichotte|L’Ingénieux Hidalgo Don Quichotte de la Manche]]|original=[[s:es:El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha|El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha]]|by=Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra|section=Volume I, Chapter <!-- fill in -->|passage=<!-- fill in -->}}
#*:: <!-- fill in -->

Internoob (DiscCont) 23:29, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

  • April nineteenth: 10
  • sec: 10
  • matineux: 15
  • April thirtieth: 10


Moved down from above


I am carrying on through Spenser's insane 1590-96 epic The Faerie Queene.

Running total – 4,820


My entries will be taken from Aldrichimica Acta Volume 30 No 4 (pdf) from Sigma-Aldrich SemperBlotto 15:04, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

  • Final total - 1020


Here: /Daniel.


My opus is Rudolf M. Schuster's The Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of North America: East of the Hundredth Meridian, 6 vols. --EncycloPetey 04:30, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Running total – 1315


From Don Quijote, of course... Nadando 04:46, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Rising Sun[edit]

My opus is Who let the dogs out, a really annoying song by the Baha Men. Hopefully I'll find loads of hidden definitions.

running total 85



Exodus (from the Bible, in its original Hebrew).


  • How did you get 25 points for one entry? --Soleil levant 18:51, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
    • Erm, by creating the page with two definitions, each with a citation from my opus. Five points for creation of the page, five for each quotation, and five for each new definition. EP did much the same thing with repeated, FWIW.​—msh210 18:59, 8 April 2010 (UTC) 19:12, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
      • What cheeky buggers. Maybe I'll give a bonus prize to the player with the biggest score off a single page. Yeah, I'm going to do that too. --Rising Sun talk? contributions 19:01, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Final results[edit]