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Some of my favorites, all of them related (possibly indirectly) to articles I've worked on:
- Use of adjectives as nouns: "eat more dairy products" not "eat more dairy" (Consuming a shed is a recipe for indigestion.)
- Misuse of dashes and hyphens, i.e.:
- emdash ( — ) only ever used as parentheses, either with or without spaces, according to style and preference, i.e.: Sdgdf sdasfasag — bvbnnbsngn jfdgjdj hfhsf agdfgf — fgagfga fasdfasdf or; Sdgdf sdasfasag—bvbnnbsngn jfdgjdj hfhsf agdfgf—fgagfga fasdfasdf.
- endash ( – ) used in ranges, such as "10–20" years. Now sometimes used as parentheses, usually with spaces, i.e. Sdgdf sdasfasag – bvbnnbsngn jfdgjdj hfhsf agdfgf – fgagfga fasdfasdf.
- hyphen ( - ), which should only ever be used both to join two words, without spaces, e.g. Hobson-Jobson. (See also en dash versus em dash.)
- The qualifier "in the southern hemisphere", which is popular with some of my fellow Australians; do people who use this have any idea what goes on in South America or southern Africa?
- The Wayback Machine — a huge web archive, which contains lots of dead pages. It's a great way of getting hold of those useful but fly-by-night web articles.
Tasks we can all do
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Areas of interest
History and historiography
- World War II
- Military aviation
Colonialism and Imperialism
- Australian Rules Football
- football (soccer)
- football (word)
- Gaelic football
- International rules football
- rugby football
- American football
|Pacific Theatre, 1941-45 Barnstar|
|For superlative work on meticulously organizing the New Guinea campaign and associated campaignbox. Cla68 06:57, 18 December 2006 (UTC)|
|The Australian Barnstar of National Merit|
|for your efforts with Australian articles Gnangarra 00:11, 26 January 2008 (UTC)|