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Motto of the day
→ Then, at the last and only couplet fraught
With some unmeaning thing they call a thought,
A needless Alexandrine ends the song.
That, like a wounded snake, drags its slow length along.
Nominate one today!</touch> (Sorry - couldn't help myself)
Favorite quote from the wikipedia
""Millard Fillmore ate a rutabaga and badger muffaletta" (who said it?)
How editing can be misused
"We're" ... "followers of a murderous ideology that despises freedom and crushes all dissent, and has territorial ambitions and pursues totalitarian aims." ... "We will never back down, we will never give in and we will never accept anything less than complete victory." ... "We will defeat the" ... "hope of freedom across the world." President George W. Bush July 4, 2006
(by malicious editing, an entirely different message is created from an apparently innocuous speech)
Hello. My username on Wikipedia is Pedant. I use the same name on all the wikimedia projects. If you would like to ask me a question or tell me something, leave me a message on my talk page rather than this page.
This page is copied from my page at the Simple English Wikipedia, it's my first attempt at "Simple English"
About my name
"Pedant" does not mean any kind of ant. A "pedant" is a person who thinks that even very small details are important. The word "pedant" comes from a much older word that means "someone that teaches", so pedant can mean "teacher" too.
What the dictionary says about "pedant"
Pedantic is a word used to describe the way a pedant is or the way that a pedant behaves. It can also describe things that are done in the same way that a pedant would do that thing.
The English language Wiktionary is at . The "Wiktionary" is an online dictionary. (A dictionary is a "book or list of words" and tells what words mean.) The Wiktionary says that a pedant is "a person who is overly concerned with formal rules and trivial points of learning."
The Wiktionary says that the word "pedantic" is a synonym for "fussy". A synonym is a word that has the same meaning as another word, or, it can mean a word that has a meaning that is almost the same.
The Wiktionary says that "fussy" is an adjective that relates to the word 'fuss'. An adjective is a word that describes another word. (So a pedant can also be called a "fussy person" or a "person that is fussy".)
Noun and Verb
A noun describes a thing, or person or place. As a noun, a fuss is "too much activity or chatting about something".
As a verb, "fuss means to be very worried or excited about something".
What Albert Einstein says
What I say
Maybe I have picked a good word for my user name, because I like to teach and I like to say things that are really true and not just almost true -- I am not sure if I am 'fussy', but I am very excited about Wikipedia.
My huge gallery of Wikiawards
The Welcomer's Barnstar
Awarded theBarnstar to Pedant for his great efforts in welcoming.--Edtalk c E 01:41, 30 August 2006 (UTC)
|The Barnstar of Diligence|
|For going above and beyond the call of AMA Duty! Æon Insanity Now!EA! 19:42, 15 September 2006 (UTC)|
It's funny how may of the so-called "moslem" (sic) terrorists who hijacked the planes are alive and well and deny any involvement. Funny how their names were not on the passenger manifests, but the FBI had their names within hours. Also funny that they used to live just around the corner from CIA offices, also funny that their flight school trainers say they couldn't possibly have flown a commercial jetliner.
Also kinda funny that asbestos was in the WTC and that the insurance policy was increased just prior to the attacks. I wonder what the asbestos cleanup cost on a building that size is?
And the '01 bear market profits from people and corporations who seem to have had inside information, they must have been told by Al-Quaeda about the attacks, or just been good guessers, or maybe it's just a funny coincidence.
Funny how the dept. of homeland security didn't even exist before 9/11 but now we have someone who works for them openly editing Wikipedia articles, but always with an eye to removing any mention of facts omitted from the 9/11 report.
Funny how those who hold to the 'official report' are glad to believe a few blurry photos as proof, but that they are unwilling to do the math on the physics involved, and funny how GW Bush tried to keep a straight face for 20 minutes while reading My Pet Goat to the schoolkids and outright lied about seeing the first attack live on tv, and when he saw it and when he was told about it, funny that they didn't scurry him off to a safe location, if it were actually true the US was under attack by foreign terrorists.
Funny also how many terrorist camps are actually former CIA training camps and how many terrorists have CIA connections and how few terrorists there are who haven't a connection to The "big secret at Fort Bragg" where so many death squads were trained for 'our' allies, and funny how we have less freedom now than we ever did, and how Bush and his ilk keep saying "they hate our freedoms"...
but they don't clue you in that the "they" is the corporations and cronies pulling pinnochio's strings, and that when they say '"our" freedoms' they mean my freedoms and yours...
and funny how Bush got his millionaire start in the oil business not with his dad's money but with money from the Bin Ladens, and how the Bin Laden family were the only ones able to fly on a day when the Air Force was grounded, and funny that the Air Force was diverted from the area for the most part when the 'hijacked' planes were still flying and funny that the planes that remained weren't scrambled...
Funny how hasty the cleanup of the attack sites was, and funny how little actual information exists, so that we need to write articles based on only speculation and unsupported assertion, even though it might be the most important set of events to have happened within most of our lifetimes...
And funny on top of that that we never even counted the votes for the last 2 presidential elections, and so we are completely at the mercy of whoever the cronies and backdoor men want to place into the office of the president...
And even funnier how, when they can completely control the media and the results of the election, that they are still so concerned with this particular little website, if wikipedia is so ridiculous as they make out, why do they have government employees editing it on the clock...
And oh yeah, since they control the elections and the news, its terribly funny that they picked such a silly sot to be president, and didn't do much in the media to not make him look like an idiot, and they let him use phrases like "we need a regime change" unless it's all a joke to them. It's just funny, all of it. Ha. Ha. Ha. User:Pedant 07:14, 16 July 2007 (UTC)