User talk:Czrisher

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Manhattan (cocktail)[edit]

I noticed that you made an edit in August 2004 in Manhattan_(cocktail) regarding the drink's origins and I was wondering if you had any references to back up your assertion. Thanks! --ThirtyOneKnots 15:04, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Should not have taken me so long to notice this, but my primary source for the assertion is Grimes, "Straight Up or On the Rocks: the Story of the American Cocktail". Czrisher 12:32, 29 May 2007 (UTC)

Risk (game)[edit]

On the Risk (game) talk page, you asked about edited quotes. Based on general policy, Wikipedia is not censored. Specifically, Wikipedia:Profanity makes it clear that either we include an accurate quote, or nothing at all. Given the subject, that means that as editors we must weigh the importance of the quote to the subject against any other appropriate concerns, such as the expected audience for the article. —MJBurrageTALK • 21:59, 27 June 2007 (UTC)

Churchill and India[edit]

I have made comments on your deletions from that part of the Winston Churchill page dealing with India. See the Talk page. I propose to revert it tomorrow unless you can come up with good reason why I should not Backnumber1662 06:59, 1 October 2007 (UTC) see my further note

I invited Lord Harris to assist in this dispute. HE has suggested a sandbox. I am happy for this to happen. Please indicate your attitude on the Churchill talk page Backnumber1662 20:25, 7 October 2007 (UTC)
I have created the sandbox. I would like your comments on it it is at User talk:Backnumber1662/Sandbox Backnumber1662 20:47, 8 October 2007 (UTC)
I take it that your comments on the procedure investigation relate to the Hoare and Derby incident in April 1934. I have added some thing about thatBacknumber1662 (talk) 04:46, 27 December 2007 (UTC)
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For all your efforts towards improving and expanding the Winston Churchill article to reach GA status. Thank you. LordHarris 10:22, 30 December 2007 (UTC)
well deserved too despite our differences you have made the article much better Backnumber1662 (talk) 21:02, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

Aubrey-Maturin Series[edit]

I am curious about your pronunciation of Doudle. As an American I would expect it to be pronounced as doodle. Is the pronunciation, spelled dawdle, the British way of saying the name? That would, of course, take it out of the bawdy humor section, but it could still be a spoonerism. "Dawdle" Faster is funny.Voiceperson (talk) 17:21, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

I had thought it "Doodle" as well, until a Briton explained the joke. I've no authoritative confirmation except that, as described in the text, it seems appropriate. Humour, etc. Regardless, it wouldn't be a spoonerism unless "Daster Foodle" or "Daster Fawdle" means something to you. It is merely a pun. Czrisher (talk) 22:47, 11 September 2008 (UTC)
Hmmm. I see what you mean. I thought spoonerisms were just reversing the two words, but I guess I was wrong. As an adjective plus a noun, faster dawdle, is certainly a pun. I happen to think it's funnier, and prefer it for that reason, when you reverse the words for the pun, i.e., taking it as a verb and adverb, dawdle faster. That's where I made the mistake calling it a spoonerism. It's certainly word play, but I don't know what you'd call reversing the words to make your pun.Voiceperson (talk) 16:54, 18 September 2008 (UTC)


I thought you'd find it entertaining that I reverted your edit to Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act‎, then undid my revert, then changed the sentence structure. Clearly, I never learned grammar. Thanks for your eye though. LH (talk) 05:44, 12 March 2009 (UTC)

If you ask a question[edit]

as you did at National Building Museum and then find the answer please just post the answer rather than removing the question. Partly because your user name appears in red I felt that it was necessary to untangle those posting to find out what had, or had not, been edited. The right answer is 15,000,000, but I think that's where we are now in the article. Einar Carptrash (talk) 14:55, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

ditto for Monty Meigs. Carptrash (talk) 15:00, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

US Brig Niagara[edit]

I've left the lead without the USS, but using footnotes to discuss things like what a snow is looks better than in the lead. I do think the USS thing is somewhat odd, Wikipedia being the first place I had ever seen it called that, but that is what the consenus at WP:SHIPNAME said and that's what I'll go with. However, consenus could have changed though and would not be against a rename towards something per WP:COMMONNAME. I'll note that the Niagara has not been delisted from the NRHP either (the Carman Covered Bridge was delisted when it burned, and the freighter SS Niagara when it was scrapped). By the way, I don't appreciate the implied COI, when it really is a coincidence (if you look, I have interests outside of this ship). I changed my username a few years ago so it was less personal. Being an Erieite and a history buff, it was ideal in that it was also a simple/straightforward name. ​​​​​​​​Niagara ​​Don't give up the ship 04:12, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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This is in appreciation of your efforts to make Wikipedia more readable. Thank you! SoCalDonF (talk) 18:07, 17 January 2012 (UTC)

Theodore Roosevelt as "T.R."[edit]

Since you asked, I listed President Roosevelt as "T.R." because I have seen it used much more often than "Teedie". Also, since "Teedie" sounds similar to the name "Teddy" (which he despised being called), it would in a way feel like calling him "Teedie" would be dishonoring him. The following source says he was known as T.R. (therefore implying a nickname):

Thank you for not just immediately deleting my input on the article, and your curiosity is valid. Thesomeone987 (talk) 00:36, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you![edit]

A small cup of coffee.JPG For being in the 1% of Wikipedians who can graciously admit a mistake. We need more "curmudgeons" like you... Khazar2 (talk) 14:13, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
I second this! –Prototime (talk · contribs) 15:31, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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I am poking around[edit]

looking at Confederates in the National Statuary Hall Collection, as per the discussion there and would be interested in co-cumudgeoning with you through this. For the record, I am a Neo-Confederate (though I never had a name for it before) in that I believe that those states, and any today, have the right to withdraw from the Union, it is nowhere prohibited in the Constitution, and I would like to see the states that choose to succeed then be granted that status now. It would, I believe, make the USA that I love today a much more manageable place. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 19:53, 12 March 2016 (UTC)