User:Kay Dekker

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Language prejudices
UK This user uses British English.
he or she
This user considers the singular they to be substandard English usage.
snkd This user says sneaked.
to¦go This user chooses to sometimes use split infinitives.
by The passive voice may be used by this user.
…in. Ending a sentence with a preposition is something that this user is okay with.
Regarding gender, this user will use the vernacular, not what is politically correct.
whom This user insists upon using whom wherever it is called for, and fixes the errors of whomever he sees.
which & that This user knows how to use which and that correctly.
less & fewer This user understands the difference between less & fewer.
Subj This user prefers that the subjunctive mood be used. Were this user you, he would use it.
A, B and C This user prefers not to use the serial comma.

I'm picky about language but generous on most other matters. I can be rather more abrasive in my writing than I intend to be - if you think I've written harshly about anything, please assume enthusiasm on my part rather than malice, and contact me about the problem. I may well be ready to have another think or two about the matter. I don't do revert wars, and I hope that you'll show me equal consideration.

On the other hand, I don't take Wikipedia lightly: if I think you're being more trouble here than you're worth, I shan't be sparing in my criticism. There's more than enough work to do cleaning up accidental messes; deliberately wasting my (and other Wikipedians') time is not something I find at all amusing.

If you wish to contact me, I prefer mail to be addressed to with the username kaydekker. My journal, should you care to read it, can be found at with the username mhw.

And, as always, "I'm not a tart; I'm not, I'm not, I'm not!"

Kay Dekker passed away 7th July 2011 - Justin Murdock