I found some words for youEdit

Here. I created mesè and I don't like redlinks in the def line. Ultimateria (talk) 05:31, 12 September 2020 (UTC)

Hi! So what does it mean? Not Mesene? Equinox 05:45, 12 September 2020 (UTC)
Apparently mesene, having a facial index of 50.0 to 54.9 according to the link. Very strangely not the same numbers given at Diccionari.cat. Ultimateria (talk) 06:40, 12 September 2020 (UTC)
Oh, cool, it's like the day I discovered a billion adjectives for soil science. Guess I'll put it on my word list on my user page. I would suggest that you go digging to see if there are large sets of words in this area (obviously this one is meso-). best wishes, Equinox 06:48, 12 September 2020 (UTC)
The potential pages I see are facial index; euryene, mesene, leptene, euryprosopia, mesoprosopia, leptoprosopia, euryprosopic / europrosopic, mesoprosopic, leptoprosopic, hypereuryprosopic, hyperleptoprosopic, prosopic; cranial index / cephalic index / breadth index; comparative anthropology. There are different measurements for skulls vs. living people's heads, but that doesn't account for the discrepancies between the two links. Ultimateria (talk) 17:49, 12 September 2020 (UTC)

I found a custom text inserter extension for Google Chrome, called Auto Text Expander for Google Chrome™Edit

Hello. I read on User:Equinox/How_to_be_fast under the Custom text insertion section that you haven't found an extension for Google Chrome that does what you used to have on Opera: automatically inserting custom text as you have set, using special keys as you have set. The extension I have found is called Auto Text Expander for Google Chrome™. I've installed it, set some "shortcuts" as they call it, tried them on the source editor on Wiktionary and it works for me; my text is automatically replaced as I had set. I hope it works for you. --Bismabrj (talk | contribs) 10:43, 28 December 2020 (UTC)

On expanding long phrasal verbsEdit

Hi Equinox! Since you seem to hate this, and I too think it is needless and quite bothersome, what should be done about this? Is there no policy on it? inqilābī inqilāb·zinda·bād 23:30, 30 December 2020 (UTC)

@Inqilābī: I believe there is a relevant discussion at Wiktionary:Beer_parlour/2020/December#Inflections_of_multi-word_verb_phrases. --Bismabrj (talk | contribs) 06:26, 31 December 2020 (UTC)
All I can say is that the first link really made me laugh. I'm sorry if I hurt anyone but that is brilliant. Equinox 12:52, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

On categorizing quotesEdit

Hey ’Nox. Citoid has already been installed here, so you might want to use it for adding quotations: it is very easy to use for anyone who does not edit using mobile.

However, for any reasons, if you do not wish to relish this new feature, then there’s still another way to categorize quotations— just wrap the passage of the quote within {{quote}} and the page gets added to the category! See for example this entry. While adding multiple quotations, using this templet for only one of the quotations does the job.

Thus, with hardly any further effort (especially by the latter way), you would now be able to fulfill the much-needed task of categorization. Thanks for considering! inqilābī inqilāb·zinda·bād 15:09, 31 December 2020 (UTC)

@Inqilābī: You might not believe me but I genuinely avoid my talk page in sheer terror, so I haven't read this until just now, despite adding some words in the new YEAR OF OUR LORD 2021. Right now I'm too pissed to check out the above but I will make a note. Thank you for letting me know. Equinox 12:56, 9 January 2021 (UTC)

make someone hard to catchEdit

I'm just guessing, but the metaphor seems to be something along the lines of hitting someone so hard they'll be flying too fast to be caught. Chuck Entz (talk) 05:32, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

"To cause to flee"? All the usage (1906=1926?) is consistent with such a definition. Some of the usage is also consistent with "To beat". There is one cite I found from 2011, now on the citations page, that is figurative and doesn't fit the dated sense. DCDuring (talk) 15:12, 21 January 2021 (UTC)

Chongqing chickenEdit

Hiya. Can I ask, is "Chongqing chicken" a translation of Laziji? ---> Tooironic (talk) 23:23, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

@Tooironic: Hi. I don't know. I probably just got that phrase from Wikipedia. Equinox 00:09, 28 January 2021 (UTC)
No worries. I'm pretty sure that's the dish it's referring to. Thank you. ---> Tooironic (talk) 05:39, 28 January 2021 (UTC)

dood#Etymology 1Edit

Hello. What was your source for this word and especially its etymon? I am not aware of any Bengali term bearing a similar semantics and phonologically approximating the English term. -- inqilābī inqilāb·zinda·bād 22:38, 28 January 2021 (UTC)

@Inqilābī: I can't remember now where I got that; sorry. Equinox 05:56, 15 February 2021 (UTC)


Thank you for your reply on my talk page. I knew when I wrote it that my choice of words was terrible .... but I dont want to just take it back .... the point I'm trying to get at is that parentification as Ive heard it used means parents neglecting children by forcing them to take on parentlike duties around the house, in many cases chores such as cooking, laundry, etc, in such situations where the parents could easily do those chores more efficiently. It can also refer to a broader sense of parents shrugging off more abstract parental responsibilities and letting their children deal with them instead. But Ive never heard parentification used to mean that children are actually parenting their parents .... I would prefer to have a definition that subsumes both but gives the more common meaning first. Sorry for not having a better idea of how to write it myself .... if you decide to just revert me, that's fine ... but I was hoping someone would rewrite instead of just reverting. Best regards, Soap 18:31, 19 February 2021 (UTC)

Thank you for your help with works councillorEdit

I admittedly find the distinction between Wiktionary and Wikipedia confusing (am more active in Wikipedia). But the example of works councillor is one I frequently got wrong/see misused, so a wiktionary entry felt warranted. Thank you for your help and finding quotations afterwards! Shushugah (talk) 15:51, 21 February 2021 (UTC)