[WikiEN-l] good example of overuse of {{fact}}

the wub thewub.wiki at googlemail.com
Sun Oct 15 19:59:54 UTC 2006

On 10/15/06, Jimmy Wales <jwales at wikia.com> wrote:
> the wub wrote:
> > Addressing the example - this IS a (possibly the most) widely propagated
> > example of political correctness gone mad in the UK. Just google for
> > "blackboard political correctness". However I can't for the life of me
> find
> > the original story that led to this (if there was one in the first
> place)
> Precisely.  It has all the flavor of an urban legend.  I found many many
> messageboard posts which claimed it as fact, but no one seems to have a
> source.  Perhaps it is true, after all, but the initial evidence seems
> to suggest otherwise.

An urban legend so prominent in fact that it is mentioned in a government
report (http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2005/03/mepess/10 - section
6.64) :-)
I honestly wouldn't be that surprised if it was true, but I agree that if no
one can find evidence, it doesn't belong in Wikipedia.

the wub

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