User:Xyzzyva

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xyzzyva
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es-1 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel básico de español.
la-1 Hic usor simplici latinitate contribuere potest.
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Noia 64 apps karm.svg This user has been on Wikipedia for 11 years, 3 months and 17 days.
6,000+ This user has made more than 6,000 contributions to Wikipedia.
they This user considers singular they standard English usage.
to¦go This user chooses to sometimes use split infinitives.
its This user understands the difference between its (of it) and it's (it is or it has).
This user is addicted to ellipses and has been known to use them indiscriminately... though mostly as aposiopesis
12 This user has been to 12 Major League Baseball stadiums.
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Kansas City Royals
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St Kilda Saints
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GUINNESS.
WJC This user attends or has attended William Jewell College.
UA This user attends or attended the University of Adelaide.
UdeG This user is a current or former Universidad de Guadalajara student.
Grouchoicon.jpg Je suis Marxiste,
tendance Groucho
dlph Eeek ack sque'ek ook kkkk'k squeek.
ubx-n This user communicates exclusively via userboxes.

Various Quotes[edit]

"I have a need for speed. But only as much speed as you can get without bending your knee."
— US Champion Racewalker


"But Iraqi gun enthusiasts have defended firearms, saying 'Laser-guided ground-to-air shoulder-mounted rocket launchers don't kill people, the American-Zionist conspiracy kills people.'"
The Chaser's War on Everything


"It is better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer."
Commentaries on the Laws of England


"If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist, it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity."
William E. Vaughan


“Visitors are informed that in the United Kingdom traffic drives on the left-hand side of the road. In the interests of safety, you are advised to practise this in your country of origin for a week or two before driving in the UK.”
— United Kingdom Ministry of Transport


"Inter arma enim silent leges."
Cicero


"I am not fit for this office and never should have been here."
President Warren G. Harding


"Well, when the President does it, that means that it is not illegal."
President Richard Nixon


"I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix."
"Quite frankly, teachers are the only profession that teach our children."
"Republicans understand the importance of bondage between a mother and child."
"We are ready for any unforeseen event that may or may not occur."
Vice President Dan Quayle


"Money is property; it is not speech."
Justice John Paul Stevens, in Nixon v. Shrink Missouri Government PAC


"A gratuitous explosion of vainglory and guts, the movie is all firecrackers and giblets and broken glass. The overall effect is like wading through hospital waste."
— a review of the movie Total Recall by Rita Kempley in The Washington Post


"Overt pacifism was undeniably one of the early twentieth century's least successful political movements."
Barbara Tuchman, The Guns of August


"Very early on, we metaphorized our history, and since then we have often historicized our metaphors. When we literalize metaphors, we get nonsense."
Marcus Borg, The Meaning of Jesus: Two Visions


"Nemo enim fere saltat sobrius, nisi forte insanit."
— Cicero


"I make humanist propaganda. I try to trick people into thinking the world is wonderful so they will act accordingly."
YouTube bad-dancing guy


"We shall grapple with the ineffable, and see if we may not eff it after all."
Douglas Adams


"I know myself, but that is all."
Amory Blaine