User talk:Eric Corbett

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Season's Greetings[edit]

CMR Xmas greeting.jpg
Wishing you a Charlie Brown
Charlie Russell Christmas! 🎄
Best wishes for your Christmas
Is all you get from me
'Cause I ain't no Santa Claus
Don't own no Christmas tree.
But if wishes was health and money
I'd fill your buck-skin poke
Your doctor would go hungry
An' you never would be broke."
—C.M. Russell, Christmas greeting 1914.

Seasons greetings[edit]

Bristol lead and grammar[edit]

I don't know if you (or one of your talk page stalkers) can help? Bristol recently passed FAC at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Bristol/archive2. I then nominated it at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/Bristol where it has several "supports" and an outstanding comment about the graphic and query about the grammar of the phrase "the best city to live in in Britain", rather than "to live in Britain"? Today a comment was added about the lead and grammatical errors. Could you (or anyone) help with any of these please?— Rod talk 20:16, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

"The best place in Britain in which to live", which avoids the ungrammatical "to live in Britain" and the ugly "to live in in Britain". The comment about the lead being too long is certainly fair; even mammoth FAs like Michael Jackson, Australia and Intelligent design have lead sections of no more than 3-4 paragraphs. ‑ Iridescent 23:38, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

true story[edit]

Hi Eric,

Funning aside, "As for the pea, they put it in the museum. There it's still to be seen, unless somebody has taken it. There, that's a true story." cygnis insignis 16:14, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

Fair enough, but no mention of a "Royal Museum" there, or of the pea being stolen. Eric Corbett 16:26, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, you are a real ... cygnis insignis 16:38, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
Just to expand on that a little, it seemed to me that the text switched suddenly from in-universe to an apparent reality, which is why I rewrote it when I added it back. Eric Corbett 16:44, 29 January 2016 (UTC)
No worries mate, I wont lose any sleep over this. cygnis insignis 18:16, 29 January 2016 (UTC)


Hi Eric, welcome back (this is probably really late.) Rubbish computer (HALP!: I dropped the bass?) 21:00, 29 January 2016 (UTC)

I'm not really back. Eric Corbett 22:22, 29 January 2016 (UTC)