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I've made a request at at WT:Bot requests#Tag talk pages of articles about English with Template:WikiProject English language to have the articles within the project scope bot-tagged, since doing it by hand or even with AWB might be an enormous amount of effort. I'm not sure if BOTREQ requires a showing of support before action is taken to implement a bot, but I get the sense that this might be the case.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  09:55, 23 January 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Simple topic template[edit]

Template:English_language -Inowen (nlfte) 01:32, 9 October 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Nomination of Portal:English language for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of Portal:English language for deletion[edit]

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Nomination of Portal:Language for deletion[edit]

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English language GAR[edit]

English language, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for an individual good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. Megaman en m (talk) 13:01, 21 September 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The article List of English words of Japanese origin is very bad. 99% of the words are Japanese words never used in normal English contexts. It needs some attention. The problem is mentioned on stuff on the talk page from back in 2013! I don’t know quite enough about the rules here to fix it, but someone here must. Thanks! DemonDays64 | Tell me if I'm doing something wrong :P 02:26, 22 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Inconsistent examples in talk page templates[edit]

The following three templates have an inconsistent list of example words:

We should have to harmonise them to the following:

  • {{American English}} should list "labor, traveled, center, realize, analyze, defense, artifact".
  • {{Australian English}} should list "labour (but Labor Party), travelled, centre, realise, analyse, defence, artefact".
  • {{British English}} should list "labour, travelled, centre, realise, analyse, defence, artefact".
  • {{Canadian English}} should list "labour, travelled, centre, realize, analyze, defence, artifact".

Same thing should be done on other dialects as well. Thoughts? --Soumya-8974 talk contribs subpages 12:17, 10 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Normalizing the examples makes sense. However "other dialects" templates mostly should not exist, but should redirect to British or American English, as they are indistinguishable from one or other in an encyclopedic register. That is, we have no articles written in Jamaican English, Phillipine English, etc. Those are spoken dialects, and formal writing in most Commonwealth dialects is the same. I think we already have {{Commonwealth English}} for this reason. (Phillipine, Okinawan, and Guamian, Puerto Rican, and US Virgin Islandian, and a handful of others are American-derived). Some probable exceptions that should exists are for Indian English, South African English, maybe Irish English (for political reasons if nothing else), and maybe New Zealand English, though I think the last of these and Australian could be merged into a {{Australian and New Zealand English}} template, since there doesn't seem to be an encyclopedic-register difference.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  05:11, 12 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Soumya-8974:  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  05:15, 12 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

"Internet" vs. "internet"[edit]

 – Pointer to relevant discussion elsewhere.

Please see Talk:Internet#Request for comment: should "internet" be capitalized as a proper noun?
There's some debate there about what a proper name is, about distinguishing between a proper-noun phrase and a common-noun phrase that refer to different topics ("the Internet" vs. "an internet"), and about whether news style guides (cf. WP:NOT#NEWS policy) should be considered reliable for how to write about technical topics.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  14:34, 26 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The discussion has since moved or regenerated at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style#Capitalisation of "Internet" (the global interconnected network of today).  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  06:37, 12 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hello, there is an RfC that y'all might be interested in here. It is in regards to the lead of Cracker (term).  Bait30  Talk 2 me pls? 22:09, 5 October 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hiberno-English listed at Requested moves[edit]

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English pronunciation respelling key, issue about example word[edit]

 – Pointer to relevant discussion elsewhere.

Please see Help talk:Pronunciation respelling key#Replace "moral" example.
There's a dispute (with too few participants) about what example(s) to provide and whether the current one is adequate for or confusing for most editors.  — SMcCandlish ¢ 😼  22:14, 11 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Ghosting (relationships) listed at Requested moves[edit]

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Thoughts and prayers listed at Requested moves[edit]

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Requested move discussion in progress[edit]

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Template:English language sidebar listed at Requested moves[edit]

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Fucking listed at Requested moves[edit]

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Template:Cite Oxford Dictionaries listed at Requested moves[edit]

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Please note...[edit]

the RfC here (with additional information here), and the related AfD here. Beyond My Ken (talk) 10:48, 1 February 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Yola (language) listed at Requested moves[edit]

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Greater Toronto English needs expansion and improvement[edit]

I don't know if this is the right place to be putting this topic on here but, I need some help and advice on how this article can be improved and worked on, because as of right now this article barely has any in-depth topic information about the history, vocabularies and grammar. Also, Greater Toronto English has very strong similarities to Multicultural London English, regardless of having a different accent, few different slangs, etc. But overall this topic barely even gets mentioned on Google about its origin of history, and vocabularies, and I don't know how this wiki article is gonna get improved. So if anybody has any suggestions on what I can do or if y'all can help the article, I would appreciate it, thanks. Ninjamaster1099 (talk) 16:56, 22 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Expletive listed at Requested moves[edit]

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User script to detect unreliable sources[edit]

I have (with the help of others) made a small user script to detect and highlight various links to unreliable sources and predatory journals. Some of you may already be familiar with it, given it is currently the 39th most imported script on Wikipedia. The idea is that it takes something like

  • John Smith "Article of things" Deprecated.com. Accessed 2020-02-14. (John Smith "[https://www.deprecated.com/article Article of things]" ''Deprecated.com''. Accessed 2020-02-14.)

and turns it into something like

It will work on a variety of links, including those from {{cite web}}, {{cite journal}} and {{doi}}.

The script is mostly based on WP:RSPSOURCES, WP:NPPSG and WP:CITEWATCH and a good dose of common sense. I'm always expanding coverage and tweaking the script's logic, so general feedback and suggestions to expand coverage to other unreliable sources are always welcomed.

Do note that this is not a script to be mindlessly used, and several caveats apply. Details and instructions are available at User:Headbomb/unreliable. Questions, comments and requests can be made at User talk:Headbomb/unreliable.

- Headbomb {t · c · p · b}

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Down the rabbit hole (idiom) listed at Requested moves[edit]

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SVG-ing the nav box locator map[edit]

Hi. Just realized this project existed, thought I should post for comment.

The clickable PNG locator map for English used in the nav boxes is difficult to read and is missing a large number of relevant links. At the map lab we're working on an SVG replacement that is already much easier to read. Comments? Are we missing anything?

See Wikipedia_talk:Graphics_Lab/Map_workshop#Request:_SVG_locator_map_for_English-speaking_countries. — kwami (talk) 21:44, 23 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

List of dialects of English listed at Requested moves[edit]

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Finding reliable sources for "sat" and "stood" to mean "sitting" and "standing" in British and American English for use in articles[edit]

I started a discussion in Talk:List of words having different meanings in American and British English (M–Z)#Relevance of "sat" and "stood" after my attempt to include the word "sat", which is commonly used in British slang to mean "sitting" in the present tense, in List of words having different meanings in American and British English (M–Z) was rejected and the word "stood" removed from the list on the ground of my failure to find a reliable source for the rarity of said meanings in American English. As I am still having difficulty in finding a reliable source and do not feel the issue has been resolved on the talk page with contributions only from the user who rejected my edit, I considered started an RfC but according to Wikipedia:Requests for comment it may be worthwhile to ask for help at the relevant WikiProject first. I decided to ask for help here as this appears to be a language related issue although according to Talk:Lists of words having different meanings in American and British English the article of of interest to Wikipedia:WikiProject United Kingdom, Wikipedia:WikiProject Indexes and Wikipedia:WikiProject Glossaries, the latter two of which are inactive. Tk420 (talk) 21:32, 15 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Vera Lynn's accent[edit]

As is known, Vera Lynn was a daughter of plumber, so her native accent was the so-called Cockney. However, it was quite impossible to sing in Cockney seventy years ago. In other words, do you know the source with the most voluminous description of Vera Lynn's accent? Роман Сергеевич Сидоров (talk) 14:54, 27 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:LeAnn Rimes (album) § Album name same as artist's name. Sundayclose (talk) 18:59, 19 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]