I am so used to saying "car" that I was surprised to find Antony Flew use car and automobile as a difference between British and American English respectively, right after lift and elevator. Should "automobile" be added to a list of differences? PS insular American who has never been across the pond, but have blood from Coventry and Wendron. Cake (talk) 18:24, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
- The difference is that Americans use car and automobile, whereas British people would only ever use car except in a highly technical context. -- Necrothesp (talk) 08:14, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
On names of churches in Italy, Santa Maria del Pianto specifically
I prefer to have churches suffixed with place, since it would help someone looking through categories discern the localization of the church at a glance. Also I fear someone will name a hotel or restaurant with the same name in some other city. But alas, I notice Wikipedia prefers the simplest descriptor, over the more informative.
On Santa Maria del Pianto, however, I strongly disagree with the move. It may be the only such church in Wikipedia at this point, but there are churches with same name in at least in Venice, Rome, and Naples. And in time, this is not likely to be true. This name change will lead to complex disambiguation in the future. I recommend you revert this specific change.
This may be true for others. For some churches, the name is so specific, that they will remain unique as a church name: San Giacomo dell'Orio for example.Again, anyone looking in categories of 17th-century Roman Catholic churches would not necessarily know San Giacomo dell'Orio is in Venice.
- As you say, we do not pre-disambiguate on Wikipedia. If an article on another church is created in the future then disambiguation can easily occur. But I shall revert Santa Maria del Pianto if you consider it necessary as I do happen to agree that more common names should be pre-disambiguated (and in general I have left such more common names as they are). -- Necrothesp (talk) 08:10, 21 September 2016 (UTC)
Extended confirmed protection
Fortification of Antwerp
Hi Necrothesp, Can you tell me what trade union Charles Purdom belonged to, and where you read it? It is not mentioned in the article. He was a critic and an economist, so not sure what trade union he would belong to? Dazedbythebell (talk) 12:39, 28 September 2016 (UTC)