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  SidiousThrawn
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Random advise of the day: always be willing to learn new things, even if you do not think you need to.
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The best thing about being home alone for an extended period of time: breaking into song whenever you darn well feel like it. It's like living in a musical! Very Happy
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  Queen Padmè Skywalker
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Life should have more choreographed musical numbers.
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So this is how liberty dies....with thunderous applause.



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  Mara Jade Skywalker
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We should ask him. Maybe he will oblige.
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  Queen Padmè Skywalker
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Consider this a formal request.
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  Life Is The Path
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I shall attend to it!

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  Life Is The Path
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How far do you trust wikipedia?

Yesterday I was watching a TV show (though it's more accurate to say that the TV was merely on, and I happened to be listening at a specific moment), and a woman on there stated 'the Nordic countries have the highest rates of alcoholism in the world. And that is a fact!' I queried that and searched through Google. Unfortunately, I couldn't really find anything, until I happened across a wikipedia page on alcohol consumption rates of the world. I clicked on the source link, had a brief perusal of the study, and looked at the list of consumption rates, etc. It seemed accurate enough, though I couldn't find the numbers for Moldavia in the list (but again I didn't look at the whole thing). All this is to say, it's led me to rethink how much I can allow myself to trust wikipedia. I'm up in the air on it, for the moment. Would you say it's acceptable to turn to it for a brief overview, as long as you check the source material, too?
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When it really matters, wikipediea tends to get it right. The people posting to articles about history, science, etc. are mostly people who know what they're doing, and who provide links.

I recently used it to educate myself about some microorganisms for a work project!

I wouldn't trust it as much for things like News, because news is almost always politicized anyway. The article might be written by someone left-leaning or right-leaning. The admins are pretty good at keeping articles neutral, but it's not the best.

If something looks weird or off, you can check the history of the article. Vandalism is usually pretty obvious. For a while, the hometown of my wife's cousin said that one of his friends founded the town (they changed the wikipedia article as a birthday present, and no one caught it for months.)
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Really? That's quite fascinating, and my estimation of wikipedia has gone up a mite or two! Thanks for your input, Taral Smile .

*Goes off to research the southern dispersal hypothesis*
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Yeah, it's quite amazing how accurate Wikipedia is. You just gotta check the citations and source materials.


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The best part of Wikipedia is when people troll it. Wink
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In America, "ditto" means like "yeah, sure," right? My friend and I were arguing about this; I did the thing where you put a quotation mark underneath something, meaning "same as above." He said something about a ditto and I said that I'm pretty sure it means "alright," or "ok" in the context of;

"Will you go do that for me?"

"Ditto"

Apparently it does mean a duplicate, but I'm sure it means ok as well...
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Over here, or the only way I've ever heard it used, was to mean, "What he said." Or "Same to you." Like...just a couple of lame examples:

"I'll have a double cheesburger." "Ditto."

"I love you." "Ditto."

Never heard it to mean "Okay." Not that it doesn't, just never heard it used in that context.
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Mara Jade Skywalker wrote:
Over here, or the only way I've ever heard it used, was to mean, "What he said." Or "Same to you." Like...just a couple of lame examples:


Likewise (or "ditto"). that's the only way I've heard it used here in New York as well.

I don't suppose you were thinking of "righto"? That's the only word I can think of that sounds similar to "ditto" and means "alright" or "ok".
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I would pay good money to hear an American say 'righto!'. Extra if they wear a pinstriped suit and bowler hat Razz .
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