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- 3 Oolong
- 4 A caution about misspellings
- 5 Edinburgh International Festival
- 6 Image copyright problem with Image:Scholarpedia16.png
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The examples that followed were, in fact, not examples of bathos at all. That's why there was a cleanup tag on the article. Some of the recently added material is worthwhile, but much of it is disorganized, unhelpful, and inappropriate. Upon this subject, I'm a bit of an expert. The term originated in a satire, and it cannot be divorced from its satirical context. The term is a pejorative, and hence any radical juxtaposition of high with low that is intended is not bathos. It is, instead, just humor. Pope was never guilty of bathos, but Ambrose Philips was. Geogre 14:01, 30 January 2006 (UTC)
Ni hao Oolong - I reverted one of your changes on the page about the tea that bears your name. It was regarding the translation of 乌. See my comments on the talk page. Sorry to have done it abruptly, as I didn't realize that you had already put so much thought into it. I think maybe the compromise would be to actually put in a sentence discussing what the name means, since a lot of people seem to be interested in it. Alexwoods 19:07, 4 May 2007 (UTC)
A caution about misspellings
Be aware of Wikpedia's Manual of Style as regards Commonwealth vs. American spellings. Changing every instance of a word you see to the spelling you natively use is discouraged... sometimes
vigorously vigourously.--Father Goose 16:36, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
- Yes, I know... but spelling analyse or electrolyse with a z is just WRONG! WRONG, I tells ya! It is etymologically unjustifiable! I hates it! But, yes, okay, it has actually been accepted as A Spelling by at least some dictionaries, for whatever twisted reason, and I will not be pursuing today's crusade any further. *sigh* --Oolong 22:57, 22 May 2007 (UTC)
Edinburgh International Festival
See discussion for further observations on the topic of whether the links for threeweeks and Fest should be there or not. BAK 09:48, 21 June 2007 (UTC)
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William McGonagall: slightly less awkward phrasing
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