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I carelessly put more comment on your Archive #1 about the limitations of language. Macdonald-ross (talk) 12:40, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

Not to worry. I'll rearrange it so it appears here. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:00, 22 August 2018 (UTC)
Actually, what I'm curious about is: What motivated you (all this time later) to add the new comments? StevenJ81 (talk) 13:07, 22 August 2018 (UTC)
Oh, it's not all this time later! I live with this all the time as I interact and sometimes teach people in non-formal settings -- of which this is one. But I wanted to dent the idea that simplicity of language can always do justice to the subject-matter by saying, actually, no it can't in many cases. Macdonald-ross (talk) 13:46, 22 August 2018 (UTC)
LOL! I quite agree (if that wasn't clear before). That's why I tend to think of this in terms of whether this project aspires to be World Book or Britannica, if you will. I'm inclined to think that simplicity of language can always usually do justice to subject matter at the World Book level of detail/abstraction. I'm not a bit convinced that it can even usually do justice at the Britannica/textbook level. StevenJ81 (talk) 13:56, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

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Mind if I use this on my userpage? Thanks, Vermont (talk) 22:38, 21 March 2019 (UTC)

Template:Ping I would be honored. StevenJ81 (talk) 14:07, 22 March 2019 (UTC)


I removed the Wiktionary link because it serves no purpose. The article already gives all the information that's in the Wiktionary entry. In general, I'm not a fan of having Wiktionary links in articles. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:47, 26 March 2019 (UTC)