On 5/11/06, Oskar Sigvardsson
I see this all the time too, and I can't
understand it, people don't
say "I looked it up in the Encyclopedia Britannica", they say "I
looked it up in Encyclopedia Britannica". It's really quite strange
that they wouldn't use the same construct for wikipedia..........
But they would say "I looked it up in the encyclopaedia" - maybe they
think "wiki" is just some weird web term, so it would be like saying
"I looked it up in the weblopaedia" or something. Rather than
realising there is *one* Wikipedia. ?
Imagine, decades from now, the fans of other web encyclopaedias saying
things like "those guys are SO arrogant. What gives them the right to
say that they are *THE* Wikipedia?"
"What? I can't hear you, I've got a banana on my head!"
- Danger Mouse
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