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IPH 2007-05-20

Hello. I am IPH, an abstract artist and retired information technologist. I live in east Hampshire, southern England. I have created some new pages, and added to many others; I also tidy up grammar, syntax, and typographical errors wherever I happen to see them.

My chosen identifying trigram (not to be confused with a trigraph although, unless you are a phonetics linguistician, this is another word for the same thing) has nothing to do with anybody's Institute of Public Health because I am not an outstandingly healthy person: firstly, I do not do anything like enough exercise for the medical profession's liking; and secondly, I could never have considered a career in medicine because I am too squeamish, too easily disturbed by almost everything to do with the everyday practicalities connected with other people.

Like many Wikipedians I am a bit of a polymath, with many interests. My Userboxes tab expresses some of these in customary Wiki form. My English tab gives some idea of my approach to writing in English. My linguistician tab preserves my article (suppressed by the linguisticians) setting out the reasons why linguisticians should desist from objecting to, and blocking use of, the term linguistician for their occupation (specialists in linguistics).

♂This user is male.
UnderwoodKeyboard.jpgThis user is old enough to remember what a typewriter is, and that's all you need to know.
This user studied or studies at the University of Bristol.
BScThis user has a Bachelor of Science degree.
This user is a mathematician.
MThis user is a member of Mensa.
No pet.svgThis user is not a pet owner.
Answer to Life.pngThis user knows the Ultimate Answer.
This user knows that math is .
Metric seal.svgThis user prefers the metric system.

Triangle.TrigArea.svgThis user likes geometry.
Rutherford atom.svg This user has a keen interest in physics.
Psi2.svgThis user is interested in psychology.
Open book 01.svgThis user enjoys reading non-fiction.
Hofstadter2002.jpg This user likes the books of Douglas R. Hofstadter.
Video-x-generic.svgThis user enjoys films.
QIThis user is Quite Interesting.
ISIHACThis user is a fan of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.
P&DThis user was about to drop off when suddenly, tap-tap-tap at the bloody window pane, d'you know who it was? Bloody Greta Garbo.
RDThis user is full of smeg.
ITHello, I.T. , have you tried turning it off and on again? Is it definitely plugged in?
No uncyclopedia.pngThis user is not interested in Uncyclopedia.
Sherlock Holmes statue at Meiringen1.jpgThis user likes Sherlock Holmes
Stainer.jpgThis user enjoys classical music.
Gustav Mahler 1909.jpg This user loves the music of Gustav Mahler.
Jean Sibelius, 1913.jpg This user loves the music of Jean Sibelius.
Clavecin flamand.pngThis user enjoys Baroque music.
Music ClefG.svgThis user is a music composer.
Note Dsharp7 cord.PNGThis user has studied orchestration.
Clarinets german.jpgThis user plays the clarinet.
Steinway Schriftzug.jpgThis user plays the piano.
Pipe organ icon.pngThis user plays the organ.
PacodeLucia malaga.jpgThis user is interested in Flamenco
Spanish guitar45px.pngThis user plays the flamenco guitar.
Blue This user enjoys The Blues.
Jazzstubartwork.svgThis user enjoys jazz music.
Saxophone-icon.svgThis user enjoys smooth jazz.
Miles This user listens to Miles Davis.
USAFE Band trumpeter.jpgThis user enjoys the big band sound
Other interests
Old book bindings.jpgThis user is a bibliophile.
up Clue dnThis user is interested in Crosswords.
Mini DIY circuit.svg
This user enjoys electronics or is an electronics hobbyist.

The Earth seen from Apollo 17.jpgThis user is from Earth.
Flag of Europe.svgThis user is proud to be a European.
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg This user is a British Citizen and lives in the United Kingdom.
Flag of England.svgThis user is of English ancestry.
Flag of Hampshire.svgThis user lives in Hampshire
@This user can be reached by email.
Crystal Clear app browser.png This user has a website, which can be found here.
This user uses an email address with his own domain name.
Internet & Web
W3CThis user believes in compliance with W3C standards.
Applications-multimedia.svgThis user contributes to the
Internet Movie Database.
BBThis user contributes using a broadband connection.
HTML-4This user is an expert HTML user.
css-4This user is an expert Cascading Style Sheets user.
Computer & Internet
Crystal krfb.png This user contributes using a PC.
Crystal Clear app display.png This user has his display resolution set to 3840×1200.
Own windows logo xp.svgThis user contributes using Microsoft Windows XP.
Fx This user contributes using Mozilla Firefox.
Icon-notepad.svgThis user contributes using Notepad.
ISPThis user uses the email account provided by their ISP.
Programming languages
asm-4This user is an expert assembly language programmer.
BASIC-4This user is an expert BASIC programmer.
C-4This user is an expert C programmer.
COBOL-2This user is an intermediate COBOL programmer.
JavaThis user can program in Java.
js-4This user is an expert JavaScript programmer.
pas-4This user is an expert Pascal programmer.
Perl-3This user is an advanced Perl programmer.
php-3This user is an advanced PHP programmer.
SQL-3This user is an advanced SQL programmer.
Earth Western Hemisphere.jpgThis user realizes that the Earth isn't an oblate spheroid, but rather a close approximation of one.
This user has a basic understanding of the International Phonetic Alphabet.
This user thinks that simplification neither ruined nor increased the beauty of Chinese characters.
Phonetik.svg This user is interested in linguistics.
enThis user is a native speaker of the English language.
This user has a near-native understanding of American English.
fr-3Cet utilisateur peut contribuer avec un niveau avancé de français.
de-3Dieser Benutzer hat sehr gute Deutschkenntnisse.
ru-1Этот участник владеет русским языком на начальном уровне.
la-2Hic usor media latinitate contribuere potest.
grc-2Ὅδε ὁ χρήστης δύναται συμβάλλεσθαι μετρίᾳ γνώσει τῆς ἀρχαίας ἑλληνικῆς.
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Public issues
Society.svgThis user is interested in politics.
Scale of justice.svgThis user is interested in law.
Parthenon icon.jpg This user is an advocate of democracy.
Small Flag of the United Nations ZP.svg This user wants to reform the United Nations.
Leaf 1 web.jpg This user is interested in environmentalism.
Recycle001.svg This user supports recycling.
Aiga railtransportation 25.svgThis user supports public transit.
Toroencorrida.JPGThis user thinks that bullfighting should be extinct.


Flag of Kurdistan.svgThis user supports the creation of an independent country for the Kurds.
Flag of Iraq.svgThis user would like a stable Iraq.
Herring2.jpgThis user eats fish.
Roast chicken.jpgThis user eats chicken.
NCI clove ham.jpgThis user eats ham.
Steak.pngThis user eats steak.
Pizza.jpgThis user prefers pepperoni pizza.
Cornish pasty.jpegThis user likes a 'proper' Pasty.
Toad in the hole.jpgThis user loves Toad in the hole.
Potatoes.jpgThis user eats potatoes.
Carrots with stems.jpgThis user eats carrots.
CDC greenbean.jpgThis user eats green beans.
CDC spinach1.jpgThis user eats spinach.
Malus-Danziger-Kantapfel.jpgThis user eats apples.
Bananas.jpgThis user eats bananas.
PearThis user eats pears.
FraiseFruitPhoto.jpgThis user eats strawberries.
Chocolate cake.jpg
This user loves cake.
Muffin NIH.jpgThis user enjoys muffins.
Brownies.jpgThis user loves brownies.
Chocolate02.jpgThis user eats chocolate.
Jellybeans.pngThis user enjoys jelly beans.
This user likes ice cream including mint chocolate chip flavour.
Stilles Mineralwasser.jpgThis user drinks water regularly.
Oranges and orange juice.jpgThis user drinks orange juice.
C2H5OH-1 This user drinks alcohol relatively infrequently and is probably the better for it.
Granny smith apple.jpgThis user drinks cider.

This user does not eat/drink — ever, under any circumstances — the following or anything containing any of them as an ingredient:

Fried egg, sunny side up.jpg Psilocybe cyanescens.jpg Salmon sushi cut.jpg Tomaten im Supermarktregal.jpg Large Cayenne.jpg Pickle.jpg Aubergine.jpg 45x Popcorn.jpg Coffee cup icon.jpg Tetsubin1571.jpg

45px Red Wine Glass.jpg Logo Stout in a wine glass.jpg

  • eggs (except baked in a proper cake)
  • fungi of any kind (including mushrooms)
  • raw fish (including sushi)
  • tomatoes; cayenne or any other kind of capsicum (peppers)
  • pickles (ugh!) and it matters not the slightest whether they're from "The Pickle Guys" on the Lower East Side, or from anywhere else on the planet
  • aubergine — or, as AmE in its rather infantile way has it, "eggplant"; no egg is that colour and almost any fruit can be that shape
  • tabsco, or any sauce either hot or containing vinegar
  • popcorn
  • tea, coffee, Ovaltine, hot chocolate, or any hot milk drinks
  • Coca-cola or Pepsi-cola (or any variation)
  • ordinary wine (some fortified wines OK occasionally)
  • beer (whether ale, lager, stout, or any other kind)

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