I may be the only person to suffer with this, but from time to time I have found my self writing key technical terms as WikiNames
in documents. This came to a head when I found that I had hand written
Appointment in my diary.
It's a meme. You've been infected. MeToo!!! -- JeffGrigg (...and I'm beginning to think that that's the correct way to write my name! ;-)
But isn't it heartening to note that more and more businesses use TradeMarks?
written in the same way... before we know it all CompoundWords?
in the OxfordEnglishDictionary
will be written as WikiNames
. -- GarethCronin
I actually find it useful that WikiNames
become engraved... when it gets tough, thinking things like 'RefactorLowHangingFruit
' are a godsend... -- ShaunSmith
If this keeps up, English will be an AgglutinativeLanguage
like Turkish and Hungarian. DoublePlusUnGood
It would have helped my reading of Orwell's NineteenEightyFour if he
had used the WikiName "NewSpeak" instead of "Newspeak". I mistakenly parsed the latter as "news speak", and spent most of the book wondering how the language was supposedly geared toward news. Using a WikiName would have made the mistake impossible. A rare case, true, but I would have appreciated it.
Another approach: WikiNames
which constitute a singular entity or concept. as in JeffGrigg
is a separate and distinct individual, AnswerMe
is a call for an explanation or an answer to a question, again singular. A DentalAppointment?
is singular (a commitment of a block of time - both of the patient and the dentist). It is in fact closer to the way the mind conceives of things. When we see a tree that produces apples, the thought is AppleTree?
It is a UsefulDevice?
when used for WikiPageTitles?
and for HyperLink
s, so it should not seem strange that the usefulness of WikiNames
should not carry into usage in RealLife
. Perhaps InTheFuture?
the usage of words like WikiNames
will become so widespread that dictionaries will carry the meaning of words used singly and also those used as a conglomerate. In a sense, though this WikiIsNotaDictionary
, a page in this wiki can become a definition of the meaning and usage of a WikiName
I use WikiNames
for more and more things in RealLife
, thinking prophylactically, there might one day be a page for that issue in my or another's Wiki, so better too many than too few WikiNames
. - As I am a German native speaker I am used to building CompoundWords?
and use UpperCase?
for every nominative, so I liked the WikiName
convention right away. - My philosophy: The GermanLanguage
should adopt from WikiNames
inside a word and the EnglishLanguage
should adopt the CompoundWords?
, as part of the process of an emerging WorldLanguage?
. I imagine, in the future, everybody writing many issues as WikiNames
, making them a standard. Yep! There is RealLifeInWikiNames?
-- (orig) FlorianKonnertz
-- (mod) DonaldNoyes
Generative grammar as practiced by linguists like JimMcCawley
treats individual words (lexical items) as having the same "internal" structure as syntactic constituents such as noun phrases (WikiName
) or verb phrases (RefactorLowHangingFruit
). -- TomRossen
I just wrote a few e-mails in which I wanted to include table information. I immediately -- and without conscious realization of it -- wrote TWiki tables. In other words, I put
| Instead of this | Do this |
| Beating me over the head | Pat my head gently |
| Yelling at me | Talk to me calmly |
... and so on. -- JbRainsberger
(was Talking In Wiki)