Talk:The Hasheesh Eater

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Unenyclopedialy wording[edit]

"How strange the plasticity of time and space must have seemed to Ludlow's sober 19th century contemporaries — today any teenager with a guitar, a blunt and a smattering of Albert Einstein or Timothy Leary can confidently wax poetic about morphing dimensions."

Hahaha! But, remove? Miserlou 13:22, 5 June 2006 (UTC)

Just because many encyclopediesque articles are boring, doesn't mean that an article has to be written in a boring manner in order to be encyclopedia-worthy. Evocative prose like this conveys information vividly and entertainingly in a way that a duller sentence like "Ludlow wrote about alterations in his perceptions of time and space that, while probably novel to his drug-naive contemporaries, anticipated the more widespread modern descriptions of drug-induced hallucinations" does not, without losing any accuracy or NPOV. -Moorlock 20:17, 5 June 2006 (UTC)
"It is Ludlow’s remarkable talent to be able to put words to experiences which seem quite beyond the grasp of language. If he resorted to allegory or hyperbole to extend his verbal reach, we should not be surprised.”
All boringness or unboringness aside,this DOESNT come of as very neutral and encyclopedic. --93.185.50.19 (talk) 20:25, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
This article has multiple issues. One user has provided the bulk of the edits, and despite the article being initially tagged in December 2007, has not him/herself addressed these issues. There is clearly original research and personal POV all over it. The user immediately above points out concrete examples of Moorlock's essay-like, POV prose. Miserlou above gives a remarkable example of personal essaying and non-encyclopedic WP:TONE. Clear, straightforward, neutral writing is not boring, as many of the GA articles on Wikipedia can attest. -- 207.237.230.157 (talk) 01:05, 18 March 2010 (UTC)
I agree. I see it has been over a year but the article still has tone and POV issues.--184.43.9.22 (talk) 19:03, 22 October 2011 (UTC)

The word Hasheesh[edit]

Hasheesh is an Arabic word that, in English, essentially means drugs; yet there is no mention of the origin. Can someone find a place to put that little tidbit of information?--68.0.133.212 04:15, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

Comes from the midle east mercenary order "The Hashesheen",who drugged themselves,aparently.Their name is also the source for the word "assasin". 93.185.50.19 (talk) 20:27, 3 November 2008 (UTC)