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Joined20 March 2015
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SignatureWug·a·po·des 11:58, 26 December 2019 (UTC)
This user is interested in open access to research literature.
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About me[edit]

In meatspace, I am a linguist who specializes in language variation and sociophonetics. I believe the knowledge academics produce should be accessible, and so try to combat FUTON bias by contributing using information that may be holed up behind a paywall or in dusty, old dead trees. If you need access to offline sources to verify my citations or improve an article you're working on, consider asking at the resource exchange or feel free to ask me directly.

Selected contributions[edit]


See User:Wugapodes/Drafts for a more complete list

Low back merger (Sandbox)


See User:Wugapodes/Essays for a more complete list

Technical stuff[edit]

My front lawn[edit]

Some people like grass; I prefer my lawn covered in a random collection of things I find cool.

About my username[edit]

A wug is a fictional bird-like creature made up by Dr. Jean Berko Gleason to test when children learn English morphology. She would show a child a card that read "Look, there's a wug" that also showed a picture of one wug. Then she would show a picture of two wugs with the caption "Look, now there are two of them! There are two ____?". The child should respond "wugs" if they know how to pluralize normally in English. Wugapodes is a joke plural based on a rare plural form of octopus, octopodes; the joke being that, instead of the child learning to make plurals with -s, they learned to make it with -podes.

Many people ask me how to pronounce it: you don't.

Links of one kind or another[edit]


The Barnstar of Diplomacy
Thank you for your very level-headed contributions that helped solve the dispute over the GA nomination for Amal Women's Training Center and Moroccan Restaurant. It's very much appreciated! Ry's the Guy (talk|contribs) 14:46, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
The Good Article Barnstar
For your contributions to bring Black American Sign Language to Good Article status.  — Calvin999 19:41, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
The Content Creativity Barnstar
For Black American Sign Language, a delightful article. BlueSalix (talk) 20:40, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
Congratulations on making it all the way to Round 3 of the 2nd Annual GA Cup. Although you didn't make the Final/top 5 (which was very hard), we'd like to commend you with this barnstar. We hope to see you next year! MrWooHoo (talk) 23:52, 1 November 2015 (UTC)
The Football Barnstar
Thank you very much for taking the time to review the article bicycle kick. The association football project appreciates valuable contributions to the articles, and your GA review was one of them. Thanks again, and we hope you can work with us again!--MarshalN20 Talk 20:01, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
Four Award
Congratulations! You have been awarded the Four Award for your work from beginning to end on Black American Sign Language. Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 22:49, 27 February 2016 (UTC)
What a Brilliant Idea Barnstar
For your hard work creating Bluebook style citation templates; I have no doubt that they will serve as an invaluable tool for future generations of Wikipedians. -- Notecardforfree (talk) 20:27, 7 May 2016 (UTC)
The GA barnstar
For tackling the eight Los Espantos related GA reviews at one time, I know that was not an easy task to do and that you were not forced to do so. Each review got the highest scrutiny and were better for it. Truely appreciate your time anx efforts on this.  MPJ-DK  11:58, 28 June 2016 (UTC)
The Technical Barnstar
For your work with WugBot and DYK. I've been away from Wikipedia and by extension DYK for a while. When I came back and saw that someone had finally worked to help automate the DYK review process it made my day. Thanks for all your great work! Best, Mifter (talk) 01:53, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
The Writer's Barnstar
Fantastic work getting sociophonetics to the Main Page! Very interesting article. MX () 00:58, 1 November 2018 (UTC)
The Special Barnstar
For you exemplary work at Resource Exchange:-) WBGconverse 16:33, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
The Teamwork Barnstar
I thought your willingness to extend discussion was exemplary. I have no problems with non admin closure and I am fully aware and support the consensus we come to may be exactly what you did. Thanks again and cheers. Hell in a Bucket (talk) 21:22, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
Barnstar of Awesomeness
I hereby award you the barnstar of awesomeness! — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 23:59, 23 November 2019 (UTC)
Barnstar of Navigation
Thank you for making it easier for people to solve their technical problems by creating Help:Troubleshooting broken scripts. Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 00:55, 26 November 2019 (UTC)

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