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Connecticut has long been famous as the only state in the union having 3 official nicknames. While growing up in Connecticut during the 1950s - 1970s we were taught that Connecticut had three official nicknames: "The Constitution State", "The Nutmeg State", and "The Charter Oak State". Nutmegger is as close to a nickname for residents as Connecticut has ever had. It may not have been legislated as official, it has been accepted by the people dating to before the War of 1812. Davjohn (talk) 03:08, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Hey, what happened to "Connecti-cuties"??
--Jerzy•t 04:03, 14 July 2013 (2 edits) (UTC)
[Blush] Oops, try to be a wise-guy, and make a fool of yourself. It's already in the main body of the article, with a scholarly reference.
--Jerzy•t 18:30, 28 July 2013 (UTC)
The Democratic Town Committees and Republican Town Committees within each Connecticut city or town decide upon which candidates may seek a position in any public office. If selected, the candidate will become a nominee for that political party and will serve in the office if they receive the majority of votes in an election.The Democratic Town Committees and Republican Town Committees within each Connecticut city or town decide upon which candidates may seek a position in any public office. If selected, the candidate will become a nominee for that political party and will serve in the office if they receive the majority of votes in an election.
I don't have time to count all the ways that is false, and i think i am going to blank the section and start from scratch instead of trying to patch it. Hopefully i'll have something true, but incomplete, before long, but if you can offer such a starting point faster than i can, i expect to take advantage of your work, in the classic Wiki fashion.
Oh, i failed to save that before starting my first edit. OK, two poor but true sentences have now replaced the horrid one, and a new editor and i saved edits overlapping in time without an ed conflict. Cool!
My goal was to clean up the coverage nomination and ballot procedures, but the adjacent sections also had problems. I think some of what i saved (& immediately reverted away) may help improve one or the other of the two pages (the accompanying article and one i've linked to twice above). And i may finish the nomination & ballot material quickly. But i need to at least visit WP: WikiProject Connecticut soon, and see if anyone else is thinking about a less overlapping approach to at least these two pages.
--Jerzy•t 06:36, 14 July 2013 (UTC)
I've met my goal of making the coverage of nomination and ballot procedures accurate, and detailed enuf, i think, to correct rather than just cover over what the old version insinuated. The question remains of whether it's too detailed for this page: i assume that most of this, along with probably many other matters, should be factored out from here & scattered among various articles more specific than Connecticut, and i doubt i will try to decide that on my own.
Sources also needed, and i'm too tired to put down even the ones i directly relied on. (I'm talking abt SotS data. Also, a map that implicitly shows Stafford is the source of the "wound"; my bet is that working out what the boundaries should be is tuff, and Stafford got bent out of shape, or got frustrated with two many changed boundaries in too short a time, and told the state, or the other towns and bodies, to go shove it. Or maybe they are more concerned about coordinating with the adjacent parts of Massachusetts.)
--Jerzy•t 09:43, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
As of mid-May, noting the alerts on missing citations and need to expand the history section, I have done so, relying in part on the "History of Connecticut" Wikipedia page to create matching subsections. There is still much work to be done on this section -- major periods lack chronologies, including Civil-War reconstruction era, roaring 20s/Depression, and Civil Rights era.
As of mid-May, in an attempt to address the alert on improper inclusion of some people on the Famous Residents list, I have removed some whose careers did not match those of others while ensuring they were included on the Wikipedia page "list of people from Connecticut," which is a more appropriate page for their names. Several more are borderline -- namely Michael Bolton, Phil Donahue, Mia Farrow, Florence Griswold, Henry Lee, Patty LuPone, John Mayer, Marlo Thomas, and Mo Vaughn -- but I've left them intact as others clearly felt strongly enough to include them, and they have a record of excellence in their fields if not quite to match achievements or legacies of others on the list. I have no issues with anyone reviewing my edits and reinstating some that were listed; but ask that their comparative achievements be given full consideration before doing so.