Wiktionary talk:Bad jokes and other deleted nonsense

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This should have all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy's deleted history (edited down to a couple lines only) right? --Connel MacKenzie 15:28, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

"See also"[edit]

"See also" won't be kept last so long as there's an "add new entry" link atop the page. That adds a last entry. So either get rid of that link or move "See also" to the top (not as its own section, I suppose, but just as a link) or live with it not being last or keep moving it down. I would do the second of those four options, but that's just me. —msh210 06:47, 13 July 2007 (UTC)

Deletion debate[edit]

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Wiktionary:Bad jokes and other deleted nonsense[edit]

I have a funny feeling that every one of these "jokes" are only funny to one person. plus, there are probably other reasons to delete this —This unsigned comment was added by Girlnotboy (talkcontribs) at 21:33, 22 June 2011 (UTC).

  • Keep. I think some of it is funny. :) —CodeCat 21:46, 22 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Keep. I like this page. The rationale for deletion is a bit sketchy. A lot of the jokes are groaners, hence "bad" jokes. —Internoob (DiscCont) 22:15, 23 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Keep. We need a bit of fun here to stop our brains turning into mush. --Mglovesfun (talk) 09:18, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Delete Will easily (if it has not already) turn into a "hall of fame" for vandals. (see meta:Don't feed the trolls) --Hydrox 12:12, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Keep. - -sche (discuss) 15:43, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
I wouldn't miss it, personally! Equinox 15:52, 25 June 2011 (UTC)
  • Keep. There's nothing wrong with a bit of harmless humour. --Joshua Issac 01:47, 21 July 2011 (UTC)

Kept per consensus. --Daniel 05:07, 26 July 2011 (UTC)

I am disappointed this passed. Surely you can find other places or ways to amuse yourselves, and not waste space by archiving unfunny vandalism attempts here? --Pilcrow 05:33, 26 July 2011 (UTC)
You can just not read that page, if it bothers you, Pilcrow. Or even renominate it for deletion, eventually, but I wouldn't bother trying to change that consensus. Surely there are easier and better things to do. --Daniel 16:26, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

honorable mention[edit]

I'm not adding this to the main page because it's actually valid and so hasn't been deleted, but from [[cope#Verb]]: To cover (a joint or structure) with coping. I wanted to become a finish carpenter, but I just couldn't cope. - -sche (discuss) 10:14, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

RFV discussion: September 2011[edit]

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"alert, verbal, pain, unresponsive" I would have thought would be AVPU. AVAP appears to have legit uses, just... not as "alert, verbal, pain, unresponsive". — [Ric Laurent] — 22:42, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Also if you're alert and verbal then how can you also be unresponsive? What does this term actually mean?! Equinox 22:45, 15 September 2011 (UTC)
LOL. Maybe you tell the EMT (verbally) you admire the high thread count of his shirt (you're alert and attentive), but you refuse to say how or where you're injured (you're in pain, but unresponsive)? - -sche (discuss) 23:34, 15 September 2011 (UTC)
No usable content given? Creative or inventive protologism? --Mglovesfun (talk) 23:31, 15 September 2011 (UTC)
"alert, verbal, pain, unresponsive" Nick Clegg? --Mglovesfun (talk) 23:42, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

So to clarify no one is alert and unresponsive. This is an initialism. It's used to remember how to determine LOC level of consciousness. Alert means to check and see if the patient notices the responder and is able to respond normally, in not, you verbally ask them, if that doesn't work you perform a trapezeus pinch or chest rub (inflict pain on the muscles on the top of their shoulder squeezing it hard or rub your knuckles into their sternum hard) while probing them verbally loudly, but if all that fails they are unresponsive.Gtroy 04:31, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

I have created AVPU (which seems to be real). SemperBlotto 09:39, 16 September 2011 (UTC)
The Wikipedia article for AVPU has two links at the bottom from the same journal by different authors, both of which use the term, so that'd be two citations. Gtroy hasn't addressed the misspelling issue yet. What say you Gtroy? Mglovesfun (talk) 09:46, 16 September 2011 (UTC)
Godfuckingdamnit. I hereby confess I am dislexic. I literally can not see the difference between AVPU and AVAP without eyeing it very carefully. This is very frustrating. Thanks for putting it in the right place guys.Gtroy 10:36, 16 September 2011 (UTC)

Archived feedback: November 2015[edit]

Category:British Translingual[edit]

...existed briefly. See the discussion which will soon be archived to Category talk:German English. - -sche (discuss) 07:05, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

I literally laughed when I saw that category and your deletion summary. --Romanophile (contributions) 07:07, 15 February 2016 (UTC)

In the deletion discussion, Renard Migrant added:

Category:Labrador English is [also] a pretty blatant example, as dogs can't talk. Renard Migrant (talk) 18:08, 12 February 2016 (UTC)


What's the code for Bendeghe? Brutus 21:10, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

etu, Brute. - -sche (discuss) 21:12, 1 March 2016 (UTC)


Why is this here? It's not a joke (apparently it is a genuine Chinese saying), it's not deleted, and if it is indeed as real as it seems, I'm sure Chinese speakers would object to it being described as "nonsense". This, that and the other (talk) 15:01, 29 June 2018 (UTC)

Adding stuff[edit]

What are the rules on adding stuff to the list? 2602:252:D2B:3AA0:EC78:6CD2:9D83:6B05 18:22, 5 December 2018 (UTC)

Ideally, it should be funny (and not inclusion-worthy in Wiktionary). Andrew Sheedy (talk) 18:36, 5 December 2018 (UTC)