User talk:ThePedanticPrick

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About me: I am a pedant. If you find your sentences that made perfect sense to your American ears have been edited to actually make grammatical sense, you can probably blame/credit me! I oppose the dumbing-down of our language that is being permitted and promoted by liberal, descriptivist pansies in the American education system. Spelling errors irritate me more than international terrorism, and I take more pleasure from an eloquent and grammatical sentence than I do from the sight of so many naked ladies. I believe that the reason our language has so many words in it is so that we may use them to communicate more precisely and efficiently, not to impress and/or confuse the proletariat (though this is often a desired or undesired side-effect, depending on the situation).

Disclaimer: Just as monkeys occassionally fall from trees, I occasionally make mistakes. I accept this, and though I believe that no one is perfect, I still feel that perfection is a noble goal worth working toward.

Can you help get rid of all those misspellings of honour, neighbour, colour and so forth? Seems some people want these words not to have "u" in them. Seemingly, in some ununilaterial notions of language, one can have honor without obligation, neighbors without consideration, color chosen by bigots not one's own eyes, and so on. This seems very bad.
While you're at it, there are some map errors in here too - all those red states should be part of Mexico and all those blue states should be part of Canada.
Looks like you've ended your disclaimer with a preposition. In the words of Sir Winston: "This is an outrage, up with which I will not put!"

Salutations![edit]

Salve, ThePedanticPrick!
When I was checking the CSV file for my own stats, I came across your entry. Because of our similar handles, I just wanted to say hello. Ave! PedanticallySpeaking 19:26, Dec 15, 2004 (UTC)

Funny user name[edit]

Made me laugh anyway. Chamaeleon 12:46, 9 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Yes indeed. But how long before the Wikinazis take it away?--Greasysteve13 10:51, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

You fell out of the tree[edit]

Hi, Ped. You and the regicides fell out of the tree on Charles II of England, please see my edit summary when I reverted you just now. Actually "homicide" also used to mean a person (=a murderer), but it doesn't any more... and usage rules! Please get back to me if you'd like to know exactly what the OED's got about regicides. Bishonen | Talk 01:57, 12 Mar 2005 (UTC)

  • Touche, Bishonen. You learn something new every day. But did the regicides fall out of the tree too? The fact that the person usage seemed odd to me may be an argument for its obsolescence. But what do I know? ThePedanticPrick 04:49, 12 Mar 2005 (UTC)

Excuse my prickery[edit]

But shouldn't that be proletariat (not "proletariate") on your user page? Love your name, by the way. --Lee Hunter 28 June 2005 15:39 (UTC)

Inappropriate Wikipedia username[edit]

Hi,


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  • Dear Bumm13, I notice that the page on Blocking Policy contains the following: 'The blocking sysop should include Template:UsernameBlock in the block message...along with a link to the RfC or user talk page where the matter was discussed.' Where is the RfC page where my blocking was discussed? Why is my IP address blocked if you only considered my username offensive and have not accused me of vandalism? How am I supposed to create a new account if my IP address is blocked? ThePedanticPrick 19:26, 3 August 2005 (UTC)
  • I really don't think it was appropriate to just ban this account summarily on an ambigous case without any consensus, and so I've unblocked it. Bumm13, I hope you don't feel I'm stepping on your toes here; if there is a consensus that this name is inappropriate of course the block will be reinstated.--Pharos 10:14, 18 August 2005 (UTC)

Having come here somewhat at random, let me congratulate you upon your username and your mission, and ask "how can anyone called Bum complain about a Prick?". William M. Connolley 22:53, 13 September 2005 (UTC).

I'm also here accidentally. I concur with William. Also, as many who know me might attest I am a P.P.; it's just unfortunate that you thought of the username first. Ufwuct 22:05, 1 June 2006 (UTC)

Quasi-congratulations[edit]

Oh PedanticPrick,
On your pseudo-case being removed from WP:ANI. Thus I'll be looking forward to being corrected from you, and re-welcome aboard!
brenneman(t)(c) 05:36, 19 August 2005 (UTC)

Whites[edit]

why did you remove History of the White Race and make a snide comment? That article is relevant to the page. If you don't like it, balance it with something, but please don't just delete it. There is much factual information in that article. PS What is up with that article? Much of that stuff belongs in Whiteness Studies don't you think? Where is there a history of the White/European people on Wikipedia? maybe I need to go there. Thanks. Provost 02:20, 21 September 2005 (UTC)

Sorry, buddy, but that site is blatantly white supremacist (it proudly portrays Hitler next to other great whites and presumed whites of history, for God's sake!). The only way I can see putting it back in is if there is some sort of disclaimer that says "this is a racist site" or maybe "this site is operated by a white-supremacist group/individual". Oh, and FWIW, I'm white and not the least bit ashamed of it. ThePedanticPrick 14:41, 21 September 2005 (UTC)
It doesn't proudly portray anyboy. It merely notes history. That site has plenty of relevant information in it, and it is only one link, by far not the only one! What do you object to specifically about it? Nonethless, the article about White people we are working on is in need plenty of improvement from "I'm white" people like you, instead of everyone but. Thank you. Provost 02:56, 23 September 2005 (UTC)

Re: Sex abuse article[edit]

I really enjoyed the edits you made to the "Criticism of the Criticism" in Sex Abuse. That part was really bugging the hell out of me and I didn't know what to do with it. --Rookiee 19:58, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

Angry arab sounds off[edit]

It is Niz, Im not anoymous, and are you trying to start an "internet fight" with me by calling me an "ignorant arab". Don't worry man I'm not going to thrash you through the monitor, you're safe. I bet you watch your tongue around people you meet in real life, however. For someone in as high a position as you on wikipedia, you need to grow up, and be less impartial. You are truly ignorant, judgemental, anti-Arab, Islamophobic, and that's just the very beginning. -Niz

Compromise[edit]

TPP: can we work on a compromise on White History link? All I really care about is not misdescribing the link, and dismissing the 350 centuries of history that's compiled on that source. Do you know of any other histories of the White/European race(s) compiled into one source that's better?Icemountain 18:56, 15 December 2005 (UTC)

By the way, if you ever wondered who the above editor was, I've documented his activities on Wikipedia. You'll find the summary here: User:Jayjg/Disruptive Apartheid editor. Jayjg (talk) 22:04, 16 February 2006 (UTC)

AD vrs CE[edit]

Is it really that important, AD is more widely understood and has been used for centuries. Surely this is just atheistic hyper-sensitivity. If you are going to secularise terms that have been quite happily used for generations what about the days of the week?

Sunday ~ Sun god Monday ~ Moon god Tuesday ~ Norse god Tyr Wednesday ~ Woden's day Chief Norse god Thursday ~ Thor's day Norse god of war Friday ~ Frige's Day Norse god of beauty Saturday ~ Saturn's Day

I'm sure you don't defer to any of these gods either? --Quarkstorm 11:46, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

no offense but...[edit]

I think your comments on Cool (African philosophy) are a bit confusing, and when DCV gets confused she gets angry. Usually I wouldn't care about her getting angry, but I made a serious point on the talk page. Could you either a)make your comment on that talk page less confusing or b)remove it? Thanks, --Urthogie 16:08, 5 March 2006 (UTC)

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DonSiano[edit]

CheckUser indicates that it is unlikely that User:DonSiano is the Disruptive Apartheid editor. Jayjg (talk) 19:16, 6 March 2006 (UTC)

Talk:Eurotrash[edit]

I replied. Well someone hadta.--Greasysteve13 10:52, 16 May 2006 (UTC)

Leadership and Management of the Children Of God[edit]

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Good job on Hefney[edit]

I tried to pull that out last week, so prepare to be reverted, but let's try to get rid of that rott. --Kevin Murray 23:41, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Visitor pattern Motivation paragraph[edit]

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