[WikiEN-l] Wikipedia in the pop culture

Steve Bennett stevage at gmail.com
Thu May 11 12:55:40 UTC 2006

On 5/11/06, Daniel R. Tobias <dan at tobias.name> wrote:
> Hank: Aren't you adorable?  We're all about to be shot as escaped
> prisoners, and you're reciting my entry in the Wikipedia.  I hope
> you're proud of her, Homer.  She's great!

> I think Wikipedia has achieved the pop-cultural status of being
> suitable for mention in humorous (and not entirely flattering)
> contexts; it seems to have a connotation something like "I've
> achieved a shallow, superficial, and quite likely inaccurate
> understanding of a subject the lazy way... and I'm damn proud of it!"

I also notice that in popular usage, it's often "the Wikipedia",
whereas we tend to just say "on Wikipedia".


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