From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search


I fear this English article has been written by a native Dutch-speaker who failed to have it checked first by a native English-speaker. Since the topic is so sensitive and controversial, careful use of English is surely vital. We're told that Jomanda's assistant "confessed" on Dutch television that things were not as people had been led to believe. Unfortunately, "confessed" implies that a crime was committed, whereas the TV programme was not a court of law. You might also use "confessed" if a married person were to reveal an extramarital affair to his or her spouse. There's a sense that the person was under strong emotional pressure to retract an earlier statement, and finally did so. The correct English word in this context is not "confessed" but "admitted". This suggests just as clearly that things were not as people had been led to believe, but leaves the reader to judge whether anything immoral or criminal had been done. Personally I think it had, but Wikipedia articles should of course be written in as neutral a style as possible. Unfortunately, this is precisely the kind of thing that happens when - as all too often! - people write Wikipedia articles in languages that are not their own. (talk) 17:55, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

External links modified[edit]

Hello fellow Wikipedians,

I have just modified one external link on Jomanda. 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, you may follow the instructions on the template below to fix any issues with the URLs.

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) 15:18, 26 April 2017 (UTC)