User talk:Leasnam

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Hello, Leasnam, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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My mistake[edit]

Hi Leasnam! I thought you were teasing your friend steven and vandalizing wikipedia, but I now see my mistake. I'm really sorry. Lova Falk talk 06:16, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

July 2010[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. We welcome and appreciate your contributions, including your edits to Color, but we cannot accept original research. Original research also encompasses novel, unpublished syntheses of previously published material. Please be prepared to cite a reliable source for all of your information. Thank you. If "Blee" is often used to mean "Color", it should be easy to find a reliable source for this. Old Moonraker (talk) 07:39, 12 July 2010 (UTC)

You can use any dictionary. Here are a few cites: ; ; Leasnam (talk) 14:17, 12 July 2010 (UTC)
I have added a reference to the page. Leasnam (talk) 14:22, 12 July 2010 (UTC)


I had 65 and thought I'd changed it to 66.

EoGuy (talk) 18:27, 14 July 2010 (UTC)


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My edits were intended to be helpful, whether you agree or not. Most of the uses of "byword" that I have found are Biblical. Those uses are generally NOT about true proverbs. Rather, those uses are about being a standard of comparison, the butt of insults, etc. The Hebrew word "mashal" is not always best translated as "proverb", it has a variety of meanings. Maybe "byword" is actually in use today in Britain, but it's not part of American usage. I will leave it to your judgement. Pete unseth (talk) 12:11, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

August 2010[edit]

Information.svg Please do not add or change content without citing verifiable and reliable sources, as you did to English language. Before making any potentially controversial edits, it is recommended that you discuss them first on the article's talk page. Please review the guidelines at Wikipedia:Citing sources and take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you. BilCat (talk) 22:41, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Ok. The source I have (it's a book titled History of the English Language), but I did alter the supporting info for the Old English synonyms. The book lists synonyms for the word astrologer; I changed it to honest and looked them up in an OE dictionary. I will re-add with the synonyms as given in the book, and also cite it. Leasnam (talk) 23:11, 17 August 2010 (UTC)
I think that'll work. - BilCat (talk) 23:22, 17 August 2010 (UTC)

Hello Leasnam![edit]

I just register this account! And I was testing to edit, for the first time! I edited "granted", just added an example: "Granted, that officers were used to making decisions, they still couldn't be expected to understand." I found this example in the Oxford dic, just forgot to delete the Chinese translation part when I pasted. why do you see it's destructive edition?

I didn't delete any thing original, just adding more info, forgetint to remove the foreign language is my bad, but I think you should not block a new user just because this small lapse!

It will be very appreciated if you can unblock me! Thank you! =) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Longchina (talkcontribs) 22:36, 21 February 2011 (UTC)

Hello! That was on Wiktionary. Yes, I saw where the edit was good, except for the Chinese translation, which for me only shows up as squares. This is what I deemed destructive. The block was only temporary. I usually only block for an hour, or a day, in which case you should be good to go. I appreciate the explanation. Sometimes we sysops have to decipher what's being done with limited info, and we sometimes get it wrong. Apologies for that :) Leasnam (talk) 20:57, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Haha, no problem! =)Be4 that, I never know that there are Wikipedia administrators; I heard that most of you are volunteers! What a big happy family!!! =D — Preceding unsigned comment added by Longchina (talkcontribs) 23:44, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

July 2011[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia. I have noticed that some of your recent genre changes, such as the one you made to Farm (revenue commutation), have conflicted with our neutral point of view and verifiability policies. While we invite all users to contribute constructively to Wikipedia, we urge all editors to provide reliable sources for edits made. When others disagree, we recommend you to seek consensus for certain edits. Thank you. RohG ??· 03:25, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

How has it conflicted with neutrality? It is a mirror image of the etymology found at Farm. Also, the etymology is well referenced. Leasnam (talk) 03:27, 24 July 2011 (UTC)

Relative clauses[edit]

Your mistake is a common one, and due to misdentifying the antecedent of the relative clause. From [[1]]:

1. Be careful with relative pronouns who, which and that. Look to see which known the relative pronoun is standing in for, and make your verb appropriately singular or plural to match it.

Ladies who lunch on Tuesdays eat egg drop soup.

A lady who lunches on Tuesday eats egg drop soup.

Bob is one of the men who eat tortilla chips before dinner.

Bob is one man who eats tortilla chips before dinner.

In this example we see that Bob is part of the men, “one of the men,” and “who” is referring to that group of men, not just Bob. This is tricky, but you’ll get it!

More on this tricky rule…

A hammer is one of the tools that are indispensable.

At the hardware store, Bob looked at rakes that were on sale.

This rake is the only one of all these tools that is made in America.

The sentences in bold are the relevant examples. Dominus Vobisdu (talk) 23:09, 12 February 2012 (UTC)

Okay, I see now what you were saying. My bad. Leasnam (talk) 20:32, 13 February 2012 (UTC)
No prob. Like I said, it's a common mistake. And one that deceptively seems to make more sense the more you think about it. Good luck! Dominus Vobisdu (talk) 20:38, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

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