User talk:Frankly speaking

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Dear fellow Wikipedians, Feel free to leave a message, query or discussion point on this talk page. I appreciate constructive criticism and words of praise to keep me going. You may contact me in English, Dutch, French, German, Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia), Sundanese, Javanese, Papiamento, Spanish or Portuguese. My interests include American Literature (especially E.A. Poe, Herman Melville, Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nathanael West and S.J. Perelman), Music (Spanish guitar and Portuguese Fado music in particular) and the Indian sage Meher Baba. Thank you very much, Hartelijk bedankt, Merci beaucoup, Danke sehr, Terima kasih, Hatur nuhun, Matur nuwun, Masha danki, Muchas gracias, Muito obrigado. Frank Landsman 07:07, 25 July 2006 (UTC)

Help me establish links to my first article Andy Pratt (singer-songwriter)[edit]

Thanking you in advance,Frank Landsman 06:51, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

First of all, welcome. Based on your article, it looks like you are off to a great start. I have added a "disambiguation" link at Andy Pratt, which is where someone will go if they are searching for that name. One way to get more links is to look at the links you made in the article and see if there would be appropriate additions in those articles. For example, if he was important in the Underground music movement, you could add a link there. If he was involved in the formation of Cream the band, you should add a link there. Etc. It also looks like this article has been added to Categories, so that if someone is looking for Category:American rock singers or musicians from Massachusetts, they will find the article you made from those categories. Someone else has added a welcome message to you below, which contains many useful links. —Centrxtalk • 07:05, 27 July 2006 (UTC)
Also, note that sometimes a title may have multiple meanings so that you need to distinguish between them when you link. So, for example, you can't just link to [[Cream]] because it goes to an article about butterfat/food, so you have to link it like this [[Cream (band)|Cream]] to have the link go to the article about the band, but still have it show up as just "Cream". If you ever need any help, you are welcome to ask me, though for "how do I do this" type things where you want an immediate response, {{helpme}} is usually faster. —Centrxtalk • 07:09, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

Tintin among the Cockney-speaking Amazon natives[edit]

Dear Frank, thanks for the note. More in my Talk Page. Das Baz, aka Erudil 15:43, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

Yup, "Cor love a duck" must be Cockney for "Lord love a Duck." Perhaps a case of Cockney "rhyming slang" (such as "raspberry tart" for "fart" - this is the reason why a "lip fart" is called a "raspberry" - even among Murkins who don't know Cockney). Hmm. I wonder what rhymes with "duck"? "Cor blimey" probably means "Lord blame me."

A school kid was asked to use these words in sentences: Defeat, deduct, defense, detail, denial. He wrote: "Defeat of the deduct go over defense into denial before detail."

Never heard about Nate West before. Please tell me a bit more about him. Wikipedia page on him says he was a perp of Identity Theft. Das Baz, aka Erudil 16:43, 31 May 2008 (UTC)

Luckily, the trouble & strife is up the apples & pears, so I can tell you more about West. I thought this Jewish-American author might interest you, for he's a proto-post modernist (to coin an absurd phrase) who was heavily influenced by both highbrow European literature and the comics of his day. I'll send you my thesis by attachment if you're interested - free of charge, of course! After all, you showed me Tintin's Rossetti's Stone... I added sth about the origin of Tintin's peculiar name to the English site, incidentally. Cheers for now, Frank Landsman (talk) 16:21, 2 June 2008 (UTC)

Yes, if it's not too much trouble, please send the info. Thanks. Das Baz, aka Erudil 15:18, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

Welcome to Wikipedia![edit]

Hello Frankly speaking! Welcome to Wikipedia! If you need help ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Below are some links that should help you in your editing. Happy Editing and remember Be Bold! --Joe Jklin (T C) 19:11, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
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PS if you still need help let me know on my talk page(the T in my sig)--Joe Jklin (T C) 06:56, 27 July 2006 (UTC)

English please...[edit]

hi there. Thanks for your edits to Indonesia pages. One small thing: please write "Indonesian" rather than "bahasa indonesia" as the latter is, well, the Indonesian term, when this is the English wikipedia. Ie, it's the same as German vs Deutsch. Cheers. --Merbabu (talk) 22:53, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Hi Merbabu,
Thanks for your comment about English usage, but I'm afraid you're ignoring the reference to the fact that the term is also used in English, see Bahasa Indonesia. So unless that entry is mistaken or misleading, I'll keep using Bahasa Indonesia, if you don't mind.
Cheers and keep up the good work,
Frank Landsman (talk) 14:15, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
But, that's entirely the point - it *is* mistaken. Mistaken or not, you are going against the wikipedia convention. The article you refer me to uses "Indonesian" all the way through. If you really feel strongly about changing this convention, then you should at least seek consensus for that on the Indonesia Project page. thanks --Merbabu (talk) 22:17, 21 December 2008 (UTC)


Please provide references for specify your source for this contribution. cygnis insignis 12:54, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

... preferably using inline citations. References are usually placed in a section of the same name. cygnis insignis 13:02, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

OOps, forgot to reply. Ta for the interesting note, let me know if you want your work elsewhere translated here. Cheers, cygnis insignis 07:35, 27 July 2009 (UTC)

Yup, sorry I got distracted[edit]

OK, I am interested, and my e-mail address is Thank you again, sorry again. Das Baz, aka Erudil 21:42, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

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