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Towns vs. Cities in the UK

The definition of a city is weird in the UK. It is a large town, sometimes with a cathedral. However there is also the City of London, built on the site of the Roman town Londinium. So it is normally one of three things:

  • A town with a large cathedral
  • An old Roman town
  • A large town

Hope this helps 82.3.185.12 13:19, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

It aye confusin'. The definition of town is weird here (i.e. Adelaide being called a country town) but those have now been only used colloquially. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 13:21, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
  Whack!

You've been whacked with a wet trout for using too much Aussie slang

Don't take this too seriously. Someone just wants to let you know you've been using too much slang

82.3.185.12 13:22, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

I'm assuming "it aye confusin" is Aussie slang. :) 82.3.185.12 13:23, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
Yes it is. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 13:24, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Welcoming

I am not too enthusiastic over your welcoming Frigley after one edit about Sharpeville, which in lights of the Sharpeville massacre seems rather, uhm, biased. I think one should wait with welcoming until a user has made clearly good faith edits. –LPfi (talk) 12:35, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

Sure, I'll keep that in mind. Forgot NPOV isn't a thing here. SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 12:38, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
???
You mean with NPOV we would mention the convicted people, ignoring the well-known massacre? One could argue that from the point of History of Justice the conviction process was more important than the event, but the user did nothing to put the listing in such context. Also, I suppose the edit was by a long time acquaintance of ours, using a throw-away account as usual.
LPfi (talk) 13:13, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
  Whack!

You've been whacked with a wet barra (barramundi) for using too much Aussie slang

Don't take this too seriously. FredTC just wants to let you know you've been using too much slang

This slang is not very helpfull for travelers who know Woolworths by name/experience but who are not native Australians. --FredTC (talk) 09:59, 21 May 2021 (UTC)

@FredTC: - I changed it as:
1. That's what comes up in their ads
2. Locals tend to always say woolies, and saying woolworths just makes you a target, especially in the not so safe city of Casino.
SHB2000 (talk | contribs | en.wikipedia) 10:03, 21 May 2021 (UTC)
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