Talk:Billy Whizz

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Comics (Rated Start-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Comics, a collaborative effort to build an encyclopedic guide to comics on Wikipedia. Get involved! If you like to participate, you can help with the current tasks, visit the notice board, edit the attached article or discuss it at the project's talk page.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.
Checklist icon
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
WikiProject Fictional characters (Rated Start-class)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Fictional characters, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of fictional characters on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Start-Class article Start  This article has been rated as Start-Class on the project's quality scale.


Would a mention of the other use of "Billy Whizz" be inappropriate/irrelevent? pomegranate

Not at all, assuming that usage is encyclopedic (e.g., don't do it if it's your old college roommate's nickname or something). For a model, see Richard Cohen, and look at Wikipedia:Disambiguation. best, [[User:Meelar|Meelar (talk)]] 16:57, 2004 Aug 4 (UTC)
Well, the other meaning I'm referring to, which I'm guessing you aren't aware of, is that "Billy Whizz" is a British slang term for the drug amphetamine/speed. As this is derived from the cartoon character, it's not appropriate to have another article. It's because of the child-oriented nature of cartoon that I asked if the inclusion would be apt. pomegranate 22:23, Aug 4, 2004 (UTC)
It's quite acceptable. Thanks for the edit. [[User:Meelar|Meelar (talk)]] 22:29, 2004 Aug 4 (UTC)
Thanks for refining what I said, it's helpful. pomegranate 19:52, Aug 5, 2004 (UTC)
Does the slang term for amphetamines come from the comic strip, or is it the other way round? Amphetamine's street names include: speed, billy, whizz and others. Note that 'billy' and 'whizz' are two seperate names [1]. The article states that the comic strip was created in 1964. Interestingly, this is the year that the Drugs (Prevention of Misuse) Act was introduced, which made unlicensed possession and importation an offence. This Act was introduced due to the growing popularity of illicit amphetamine use in the early 60s [Tim Newburn, Criminology, 2005, 479]. So is there any way for us to tell if the slang terms 'billy' and 'whizz' where in use before the creation of the comic? I came here specifically to find this out, but I'm not satisfied that this is completely reliable. I know that nobody has posted here in a while, but hopefully someone will come along. I'll post sources if I find any. Zestos (talk) 20:03, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Cartref: Billy is actually from Whizztown, as it says so in a Beano book about menacing. Can't remember the title, but it has fabric supposedly to feel like Dennis's hair. Yes, The Beano:Mission Mayhem. Beanscene (talk) 20:15, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

Hello fellow Wikipedians,

I have just modified one external link on Billy Whizz. Please take a moment to review my edit. If you have any questions, or need the bot to ignore the links, or the page altogether, please visit this simple FaQ for additional information. I made the following changes:

When you have finished reviewing my changes, please set the checked parameter below to true or failed to let others know (documentation at {{Sourcecheck}}).

You may set the |checked=, on this template, to true or failed to let other editors know you reviewed the change. If you find any errors, please use the tools below to fix them or call an editor by setting |needhelp= to your help request.

  • If you have discovered URLs which were erroneously considered dead by the bot, you can report them with this tool.
  • If you found an error with any archives or the URLs themselves, you can fix them with this tool.

If you are unable to use these tools, you may set |needhelp=<your help request> on this template to request help from an experienced user. Please include details about your problem, to help other editors.

Cheers.—InternetArchiveBot (Report bug) 18:11, 2 November 2016 (UTC)