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mt-5 when 17th centry Heo Mok was visited Song Siyeol, but Song Si-yeol's meeting is nothing. reverted to a long wait of Fail. Angry was Heo Mok Said, "Bojihwyangdong Bulansonsseonsaeng"
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A Shirt58, yesterday "The superfluous, that very necessary thing..." - Voltaire

Hi, I'm Peter aka Shirt58. My username comes from the field hockey shirt I was allocated some while ago. Yes, men do play field hockey. And Tasmania is not a fictional place.

This is not the Australia men's national field hockey team at the 2004 Summer Olympics.

The Australia men's national field hockey team has a long tradition of being the the best in the world and then somehow managing not to win the Olympic gold medal, with one exception.

I have very strong opinions about almost everything. My views are unconventional, iconoclastic and coruscatingly pragmatic. You will find nothing of the sort in my contributions to the Wikipedia project.

Did You No, seriously, I'm not making this stuff up[edit]

Mockpuppet account[edit]

I have an allowable alternate account - User:Shirt58's testing account.

My editing philosophy[edit]

  • Be concise and use good references.
Symbol question.svg This user has written or expanded 6 articles featured in the Did You Know section on the Main Page.
  • I've recently tried to bump up my contributions to at least 50% article-space edits. As of 27 February 2014 my "edit count pie" looked like this.


Wikipedia projects[edit]

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WikiProject Rugby league
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Where I live or have lived[edit]

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Australian Capital Territory.
Flag of Tasmania.svg This user lives in Tasmania.
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This user is from Tokyo.


UTAS This user attends or attended the University of Tasmania.
UM This user is a student or graduate of the University of Melbourne.
UTS This user attends or attended the University of Technology, Sydney.
QUT This user is a student or graduate of the Queensland University of Technology.
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Frequently questioned answers[edit]

Somewhat of a star in invertebrate zoology, but just didn't have the maths for most of the other stuff.
  • Ok, I studied Italian in Secondary School for four years, did a semester of Middle English and majored in Japanese. I also took a semester at a private language school in Chinese that would have totaled 20 hours tution, tops. That's the whole box and dice in my formal language study.
  • My Block log will answer a lot of those kind of questions.
  • For example, the connection between Gabrielle d'Estrées et une de ses sœurs and Ernst's Murdering Airplane.
  • Possibly, but I still love this song.
  • Now you're raking up ancient history from my early University days. I was considered to be too much interested in Eng. Lit. to be a proper Languages nerd. And to be too much of a Languages nerd to be considered a proper Eng. Lit. nerd. Ah, my College days, the best eleven years of my life...
On second thoughts, let's not go to Law School. It is a silly place.
  • "When, on their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary, Jerome had played his parents an ethereal, far more beautiful version of 'Hallelujah' by a kid called Buckley, Kiki had thought yes, that's right, our memories are getting more beautiful and less real every day." Zadie Smith, On Beauty, 2005
  • Public service job. Task: explain completely in fewest words.
  • OK, I admit it: I am a Flying Spaghetti Marxist, completely committed to the Saucialist cause. Pasta la Revolución siempre!
  • In the first (and only) year of Bachelor of Science studies, I gave myself extra time to study for Zoology 101 by not bothering to turn up for the other subjects' exams.
  • New bicycle shoes and pedals!
  • "Jackson Pollock was final proof to the philistines that the lunatics had taken over the asylum of modern art; however, the function of the philistines is to be slain." Robert Hughes, The Shock of the New, 1980
  • "Bloody hell. Wikipediocracy is becoming a nut magnet, just like Wikipedia and WR." Eric Barbour, Wikipediocracy, 2013

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"— from a good family?" prompted Amit.
"From a good family."
"Well educated?"
"Well educated. Saraswati gives better blessings in the long run than Lakshmi."
- Vikram Seth, A Suitable Boy, page 493

The idea that there were shops devoted entirely to books would have astonished the Pee Wee cow crowd, except for Erwin Hungate, who was a reader, his big tallow-colored face buried in a book even at the bar.
Vic Vase took up the book often and read passages aloud, mangling his way through medieval French, church Latin, and antique English.
"Jesus," said Erwin Hungate, the reader, "lay off, will you? Sound like Umberto Eco."
"Who?" said Vic.
"I know him," said Old Man DeBock. "Bert Eckle, used a work for Bob Utley. He’s out in Nevada now in a home. Home for old cowboys."
- Annie Proulx, Bad Dirt "The Contest", pages 131, 134


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Thanks for your help with introducing me to Wikipedia. With your help about how to conduct myself about certain issues, and giving me information about my deleted articles and other Wikipedia policies. Ianlopez12 (talk) 6:48, 30 April 2010 (UTC)
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Thanks, for being such a lovely and ORIGINAL AND HELPFUL user. Ian Raphael Mabulac Lopez (talk) 02:41, 24 April 2011 (UTC)
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You've worked tirelessly at improving Wikipedia for nearly five years, with little recognition. I don't normally give these things out—I can never find the right words—but I thought I'd make an exception. Suffusion of Yellow (talk) 10:37, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
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13007 contribs. Now take a break. --43?9enter 07:06, 6 May 2011 (UTC)
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For being a generally nice person and protecting the innocent (think about it, you're like batman) PanydThe muffin is not subtle 11:04, 3 July 2011 (UTC)
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thanks for the help getting started Platecarpus.p (talk) 17:49, 15 September 2011 (UTC)
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Hey! Thanks for helping me get started by telling me bout the four tildes. Orangewarning (talk) 11:44, 4 November 2011 (UTC)
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Thanks for the welcome! Pppowercurve (talk) 15:09, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

Precious I[edit]

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Thank you for adding to the encyclopedia in concise style, serving dishes spiced with humour, --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:40, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
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thanks for your suggestion I really appreciate it and I will always try to help improving WikiPedia Anurag (talk) 13:23, 24 June 2012 (UTC)
Peace Barnstar Hires.png The Barnstar of Diplomacy
Thanks so much for this: Talk:Lee Areum. I guess I'm not much of a people person. I usually just start shooting and sort though the bodies later. :- ) Don 13:25, 8 August 2012 (UTC)
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We Germans are immune to humour, as everybody who knows them will tell you. I obviously did not get it without hint, had not heard about franglais in the first place, and managed to confuse myself in the meantime. Much appreciated. Lectonar (talk) 12:49, 16 August 2012 (UTC)
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Thanks you! a my solar cave! Hello! I'm Shy Zorua! 04:12, 29 September 2012 (UTC)
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Thanks, I needed it. Go Phightins! (talk) 11:00, 14 October 2012 (UTC)
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For creating Stylidium humphreysii on the heels of the new Fred Humphreys article. Jokestress (talk) 11:12, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
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Thanks for the tips - I'm not super knowledgeable about wikipedia guidelines Likesthisproject (talk) 23:50, 30 November 2012 (UTC)
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For the comment in your user page giving me a little laugh at the end of a long day. Sulfurboy (talk) 09:20, 29 October 2013 (UTC)