User:Theresa knott

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Me in a hotel in Paris

During Euro 2004 I painted the England flag on my tits in support of my country. WARNING if you are the sort of person who is easily offended by naked tits do not click on the following link.

Image:Now that's a great pair of tits.jpg


If you want to request that I draw something (A diagram or chemical structure for example) drop me a note on my talk page.

Policy pages that I like


  • my edits
  • My home page Try to crack the puzzle code game. or download some science worksheets for schoolkids

I am a preparatory school teacher from London whose interests include science, cooking, gardening & rock music. I have a degree in physics from University College London.

My main editing interest is in science articles especially on Wikibooks. I like to draw diagrams which I do with Inkscape.

I don't have a brag list for articles, but I am quite proud of some of my diagrams see the list at the bottom of Wikipedia:How to draw a diagram with Microsoft Word and my image gallery to the right. And I am also proud of the work I've done at Wikibooks.

I joined Wikipedia in August 2001 and have been an admin here since June 2003. My current wikipediaholic score has crept up to 125 (which is disgraceful, but not as bad as some)

You can edit this page right now!

Feel free to edit my user page. This is a wiki after all. If you want to say something to me then use my talk page but if you want to say something about me then do so in this section. Compliments are always welcome, stuff that makes me laugh even more so, criticisms are welcome too but personal attacks will be removed.

  • (To get the ball rolling I’ll make the first comment myself). Theresa Knott has got to be Wikipedia’s worst typist ever. The number of spelling mistakes, typos and downright weird errors she makes has to be seen to be believed. Fortunately for her, lots of lovely people correct her mistakes (a big thanks to everyone who’s fixed my spellings) Who man edit whores are sew much bet her at this than spill chequers that are sup hosed two dew this atom attic ally four her. Still soft wear is bet her than nothing! She has run the hiss sect shone threw Word’s spell ling and gram her cheque and sew can has sure ewe the hat the hare are no miss steaks in this par a graph. theresa knott 01:40, 7 Aug 2004 (UTC)
  • Theresa's signature is out of control. And yet, fun. In principle, it annoys me, but it made me smile, so I thought I'd let you know. - Anon
    • I'm glad you liked it - sort of. I've had a few complaints that it's too distracting so I've stopped using it now on all pages except my own :-(
  • Theresa firmly believes in absolutely no censorship. This has caused brief conflict with parents (and grandparents) who like the idea of Wikipedia, but who feel that some moral standard needs to be applied for pics and drawings that appear on this site. KeyStroke 20:08, 2004 Oct 11 (UTC)
  • Even with the paint on them, you can still tell that those tits are still naked as the day God created them! (However, I must admit, I did expect great tits to have been larger.) KeyStroke 04:22, 2004 Oct 14 (UTC)
    • Yeah she does, for child porn (I don't quite recall where her talk comment was.). Theresa, did you know that your signature is a patent violation? KeyStroke, God did not make them; her parents did! You really need to correct your parents for explaining the birds and bees wrong. lysdexia 10:28, 20 Oct 2004 (UTC)
      • Heheh, there are too many double entendres in that. lysdexia 11:17, 20 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Well, I'd say something non-positive, but as the Rake has demonstrated on multiple pages, if you can't say something nice about somebody, she'll ensure you can't say anything at all. --Jscott 07:47, 21 Dec 2004 (UTC)
    • Actually you are free to say whatever you like here. I delete personal attacks, but if you want to say something negative about me that's fine. Theresa Knott (The snott rake) 08:41, 21 Dec 2004 (UTC)
  • Theresa is a fun person with a lower wikipediholic score than me ;) (this is not my vandalism >:) — Ilγαηερ (Tαlκ) 01:36, 15 July 2005 (UTC)
  • It makes me smirk to see her textual signature on pages, where the link to her talk page is usually an anagram of her name; the snott rake and a tenth stroke for instance. A more intellectual use of a signature than some people put to it. Rob Church Talk | FAHD 15:11, 22 October 2005 (UTC)
  • I wan't to commend you on your accessability, level headedness, and your genius that has you explain very complicated ideas in simple terms, without demeaning the subject, and your courage. Artoftransformation 00:26, 7 November 2005 (UTC)
    • Aw shucks!

Is that dramatic enough? Gosh it's boring here at work. Whispering 22:51, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

  • This page stinks more than Dr. Phils' thong after being in contact with his balls and filth for ten days straight. >:( User:Xcaliburftw
    • How do you know how much that stinks? Are you into thong sniffing? Takes all sorts I suppose.Theresa Knott | Taste the Korn 23:25, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
  • I wrote a poem: Ode to a lump of thong I found one day: oh, thing, oh lumpy thong, escapee from the prison of Dr. Phil...

ohh, a shiny rock....Arcayne 18:31, 18 February 2007 (UTC)

  • In reference to one of your comments below (I'll let you figure out which one) there is this observation quoted by Bob Collins: "Age 64 - I've learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you." Baseball Bugs 00:00, 22 July 2007 (UTC)
    • You're welcome, Luv. Since you like to make anagrams of your user name, maybe you'd like this site, if you didn't already know about it. [1] Your examples don't show up, however, being non-standard spellings. Baseball Bugs 00:16, 22 July 2007 (UTC)
      • What fun!

  • Oh! I can edit your page! That's really cool. I think you are a cool lady. Good luck! Masterpiece2000 (talk) 14:24, 4 March 2008 (UTC)
  • A WP with a sense of humor! There are so few... Gerardw (talk) 01:40, 3 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Sadly, Theresa has never seen the movie The Room, and is unaware of how it would improve her life. Keepscases (talk) 22:27, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

London Meetup

I have met Jimbo Wales in person at the 2004 London meetup (the first ever wikipedia meetup that he attended, and so was one of the first wikipedians he ever met). He said to me that he was pleased to be meeting all "these famous people"! (How do you think I feel Jimbo? If I'm famous you're awesome!) I am definitely up for meeting up again next year as was suggested both at the meetup and on the wikipage. I also met a whole host of other cool dudes, none of who looked like I expected, not even the ones who had posted photos of themselves. Those of you who didn't attend, (like Martin for example) you missed out on a good afternoon. Angela's quiz was a lot of fun even if the group at my table did do very badly :-(

Loves and Hates


  • My two girls, I'm immensely proud of them.
  • My job;it keeps me on my toes, but working with children is never boring. I kinda fell into teaching almost by accident but I'm never going to leave it. It's far too much fun.
  • Spring, when the blossom appears on the trees, the birds start to make an awful racket in the garden, and we get the barbecue out of the shed, clean the rust off it and have the first steak of the season.
  • The smell of onions cooking. Frying onions slowly in butter is the best cooking smell ever.
    • No, a restaurant kitchen is the best cooking smell ever... Okay, imagine the best grilled garlic onion cheese dill vinegar cheese truffle chive bread, with bacon and sausage. (add ingredients if known) lysdexia 11:17, 20 Oct 2004 (UTC)
  • Stuff that makes me cry. I used to get embarrassed by crying at a weepy movie, or song, but as I get older I find I get embarrassed less and enjoy a good tearjerker more and more.
  • Life. Life is good, make the most of it.
  • Wikipedia (of course)


  • People who say “I’m not a racist/sexist/homophobe/etc” then go on to make a remark that proves they are one. We are all only human, we all have our prejudices, but those people who can’t even see their own get right on my goat.
    • I find that in practice "but" means, "whatever I just said isn't true." Hyacinth 00:33, 10 Dec 2004 (UTC)
    • I'm not ageist, but have you noticed how old people are no good at everything? --Deathphoenix ʕ 21:15, 15 May 2006 (UTC)
  • The smell of dog shit – yuck!
    • Still, if it's my dog, I pick it up, and heartily recommend the practice to others. Halcatalyst 18:45, 11 November 2005 (UTC)
      • I'm a cat person. The idea of picking up dog shit while walking a dog partially contributes to this. At least a cat will try to bury the stuff (ok I don't want to start a dog-cat war). Robert Brockway 15:29, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Boring, stupid stuff. I suppose I bore pretty easily really, I hate crappy films where I can predict the ending. I also hate waiting for stuff to download, I want the internet to be a thousand times faster.
  • Getting older, why can’t I look 21 forever? It’s not fair!
    • What about going on a diet? A lessened calorie/joule diet makes people live longer, presumably meaning they age slower. lysdexia 11:17, 20 Oct 2004 (UTC)
    • You're young, so don't worry about it.  :') Bwefler talk2me 08:07, 6 Mar 2005 (UTC)
      • "Men reach their sexual peak at eighteen. Women reach theirs at thirty-five. Do you get the feeling that God is playing a practical joke?" - Rita Rudner
        • No, this is the most interesting part of God's Plan for us. Just think about it a little bit . . . Hoserjoe (talk) 22:28, 25 November 2007 (UTC)
        • ::innocently, sheepishly whistles...:: Bwefler 19:51, 6 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • Penalty shootouts.
    • ...when supporting England JoshHolloway 18:20, 17 March 2007 (UTC)


I love a really good film, something I can escape into. There are so many good ones out there that I can only give you a small selection of the ones I love. So here they are: Pulp Fiction, Snatch, The Magnificent Seven, Ice-Cold in Alex, Grease, The Shawshank Redemption, Alien, The Matrix, Blade Runner, WarGames, Scum, The Great Escape, Trainspotting, South Pacific, The Jungle Book, Monty Python's Life of Brian, Raising Arizona, Bonnie and Clyde, The Sting, Fight Club, Being John Malkovich.

>Have you seen Poliakoff'sHidden City? max rspct - [2] (50quid on ebay!)<

-I'm just gonna assume you haven't seen The Big Lebowski (Ngoah89 00:32, 18 November 2006 (UTC))

I hadn't then, I have now. A brilliant film! Theresa Knott | Sort that Knee! 21:15, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

As for films I hate, it's difficult to say as I generally switch off, but I did once force myself to sit through Showgirls to see if it was really as bad as everyone said it was. I wasn't disappointed, it was utter rubbish.

  • Good to hear. I also simply turn off a bad movie (or walk away from it, or ask for my money back). So many people will commit to seeing a movie through once they start watching. It makes no sense to me. Robert Brockway 15:33, 14 July 2007 (UTC)


Isn’t music the best human invention ever? Here is a selection of my favourites Back in Black by ACDC. I still keep playing it over and over again. Use Your Illusion I and II both volumes by Guns N' Roses, Willie Nelson’s version of Me and Bobby McGee, Shaggy’s version of Angel of the morning, Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. Virtually anything by Eminem but especially "cleaning out my closet". Desperado by The Eagles, fat bottomed girls, we will rock you, and the video for I want to break free by Queen. Whiskey in the Jar by Thin Lizzy (not the awful Metallica version). "Bali Hai" sung by a little old lady at a carol concert, I don't know her name but her voice blew me away. "Everybody Hurts" by R.E.M.

You should buy this[3]. You won't credit it, but the cover of Whiskey in the Jar is better than Thin Lizzy's, and the rest of the album's great, too. There you go. --Tagishsimon (talk)
Cheers I'll give it a go. Theresa Knott (Not the skater)

I generally prefer positive music. I don't mind it being sad, but I hate the kind of self indulgent misery that some bands go in for. You know the kind of thing "my life is shit, I can't wake up, I'm in a coma, bring me to life" that sort of thing.

  • You're listing Beethoven's ninth as well, which (positively) surprises me. Maybe I could introduce to you some more classical music :-)? Caesarion 12:29, 7 January 2006 (UTC)
    • My attitute to music is - i don't rule out any genre - but it has to be good. Life's too short for mediocre. Theresa Knott | Taste the Korn


Catch-22 - funny yet very serious at the same time. A perfect antiwar book.

All Creatures Great and Small series of books - Light reading but so enjoyable.

Misery - Let's face it Stephen King has written some truly terrible books in his time, but he makes up for them all with this one.

The life of Pi - One of those book you want to talk about once you have read it, but I never can because there are always people around who haven't read it, and I can't ruin it for them.

The Long Dark Teatime of the Soul - I would put hitchhikers guide down, but I saw the TV series first and the book is identical. Anyway, this novel is better.

The Magic Army by Leslie Thomas - another war book. I read this book; passed it on to friend who passed on to one of her friends and so on. I never got it back. I would love to re-read it but I've forgotten who wrote it :-( The story is about a bunch of American soldiers (or airmen I can't remember) sent to train in Britain for the Normandy landings. There are a lot of very funny incidents, one that sticks in my mind is when a local character trespasses on the base to do a spot of ferreting (catching rabbits). The Americans spot him and pretend he is in a minefield for a laugh. They describe his ferret as "some kind of raccoon" They love the English war time cuisine so much they decide that bombing the sprout fields during target practice will be their first priority. (recently reprinted - Amazon link)

Pages worth watching

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Barnstar from AntonioMartin For being a great friend and contributor for wikipedia, and having "great tits" as! Keep it up and the awards will keep on coming, lady! "Antonio Chile & Jalapeno Martin"

In gratitude for all the thankless work you do around here - especially for dealing with users who would have others tearing their hair out - I hereby award you this purple heart. →Raul654 20:48, Aug 20, 2004 (UTC)

Ms. Cool

Theresa, I hereby award you this first ever Cool as a Cucumber award, for your tireless work on Wikipedia. When the vandals, sock puppets, and POV pushers bring it on, you give it back in such a classy manner. :) func(talk) 20:10, 17 Sep 2004 (UTC)

Another well-earned award, for defending NPOV. 21:15, 29 Dec 2004 (UTC)

For your tireless work on the GNAA VfD, as well as general awesomeness, I give unto you the Barnstar of Diligence. Almafeta 22:25, 11 July 2005 (UTC)

Cool! Thank you very much Theresa Knott (a tenth stroke) 22:31, 11 July 2005 (UTC)

I award this first ever Firm but Fair award, for your great effort in encouraging and enforcing civility and no personal attacks on Wikipedia. Mytwocents 07:19, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

I award you this carnival picture for being nice and because La vida es un carnaval y es más bello vivir cantando.

The Surreal Barnstar
For being such a surreal admin, adding good humor to Wikipedia, I award you the Surreal Barnstar. Well earned. :) Steve Crossin (talk to me) 20:14, 27 March 2008 (UTC)

The Barnstar of Good Humor
omgz, Mmbabies. Fullobeans (talk) 01:15, 30 March 2008 (UTC)

The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
For getting in touch when you saw me around and inviting me to the London meet (I don't think I'm going to make it, unfortunately). bodnotbod (talk) 19:50, 8 July 2008 (UTC)
The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar
The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar

Category: General Barnstars
Benkenobi18 (talk) 20:17, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

The Reference Desk Barnstar
For your helpfulness over at WP:RD/MA, and your patience answering all my questions. :) PerfectProposal 19:42, 3 April 2010 (UTC)

User:Theresa knott has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Theresa knott's day!
For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear Theresa knott!


A record of your Day will always be kept here.

The Barnstar of Diplomacy
For remaining fair, being an outstanding arbitrator, and not putting me through a wood chipper two years ago after that ridiculous response. Also note I'm not doing this to suck up or anything, but because I feel as if you rightfully deserve this. PCHS-NJROTC (Messages) 05:55, 4 January 2010 (UTC)


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