A stray thought upon reading a lengthy Wikipedia comment thread at 2 AM - Baxil [bakh-HEEL'], n.
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A stray thought upon reading a lengthy Wikipedia comment thread at 2 AM|
Welcome to Web 2.0, where history is written by the whiners.
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Current Mood: cynical
Current Music: Papaya, "Pink Dinosaur"
Tags: quotable, wordplay
|Date:||October 24th, 2007 12:58 am (UTC)|| |
Completely off topic, this reminds me of a tasteless one-liner I saw a few days ago:
If Russia invaded Turkey from the rear, would Greece help?
|Date:||October 24th, 2007 12:57 am (UTC)|| |
Among the many flaws of Wikipedia. Annoying. Needs to be solved, for more reasons than just them.
I would like some history written by the wineries, please.
(I would say "winers", but that sounds like I'm referring to "winos" rather than "vintners"...)
Me, I just want some history written by character actor George Wyner.
|Date:||October 24th, 2007 12:52 am (UTC)|| |
But NOT history written by the Winters
.*DEAR GOD, NO!
* Footnote: I actually own this album. At the time I bought it, the tape cost 50 cents, and I had never heard of Scientology. Nevertheless, I am ashamed.
Yep. Made-up history too. Some of the Wookieepedia edit wars...
There are times when I love being a nerd, and there are times when I wish I was a soccer player or a marathon runner instead.
In order to preserve your state of mind, please never go to the meetings in which the FIFA Rules of the Game are debated.
|Date:||October 23rd, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC)|| |
My favorite part of Wikipedia is the Requests for Arbitration. I don't stir up trouble or anything- actually, I don't really participate at all- but I find their legalistic process endlessly fascinating. I'm not sure why.
|Date:||October 24th, 2007 01:00 am (UTC)|| |
If I had to guess, I'd probably mumble something about the raw, public glimpse into human nature.
… okay, now that I realize what that was supposed to reference—does that mean you don't make the wine-whine distinction in English?
|Date:||October 31st, 2007 09:44 am (UTC)|| |
Yeah, "whine" has a silent h
. "Winners" and "winers/whiners" are pronounced differently, though.