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Collioure  (Level: 115.6 - Posts: 9952)
Sat, 13th Mar '10 7:12 PM

2005 WP

Pretty darn hard but quite enjoyable even though I got weird news again. Thank you . . .

save one item

That item was a representation of something very well known but in a form I had never seen. Indeed at Google that representation yields only 1/7 of the hits for the well known traditional form. The first two web sites I visited used the traditional form as well.

A bad week for editing, I'm afraid. However, I fault the author as well this time. Bad karma IMO.

Donleigh  (Level: 156.8 - Posts: 5490)
Sat, 13th Mar '10 9:20 PM

Jerrys  (Level: 200.3 - Posts: 334)
Sat, 13th Mar '10 9:36 PM

- great WP. Thanks!

Collioure  (Level: 115.6 - Posts: 9952)
Sun, 14th Mar '10 4:17 AM

John Paul the Second ???????

Gimme a break.

(Pope) John Paul II

, please.

A bad week for editing.

Garrybl  (Level: 294.3 - Posts: 6811)
Sun, 14th Mar '10 4:35 AM

though I hate to dsagree with you Colliure, if you couldn't work this out without spending a guess you need to find a new occupation.

Collioure  (Level: 115.6 - Posts: 9952)
Sun, 14th Mar '10 4:42 AM

You're welcome to disagree, Barry. I wasn't a matter of being unable to work it out.

It's a matter that 7 times out of eight it is written "John Paul II." Frankly I had never seen "John Paul the Second." I really don't understand why someone had to play with this and why an editor would not object -- and I'm not sure I want to. You and I both have seen "John Paul II" countless times. That's the way papal names are written.

A bad week for editing.

Collioure  (Level: 115.6 - Posts: 9952)
Sun, 14th Mar '10 5:21 AM

In fact at this hour exactly a week ago I was strolling past the Palace of Popes in Avignon, France.

Seven popes resided there during the 14th century.

According to the Catholic Encyclopedia their names were

Clement V
Benedict XII
Clement VI
Innocent VI
Urban V
Gregory XI

A bad week for editing.

Bigbird  (Level: 250.7 - Posts: 3355)
Sun, 14th Mar '10 6:27 AM

I thought the puzzle was just fine. But, if you're going to complain about the way things should be, why not try your hand at writing them yourself? You're a Platinum member - show them how it should be done. I've written a few, and stopped because it seemed clear to me that folks didn't like basically factual puzzles - which is where my mind goes. But maybe they'll love yours.

Collioure  (Level: 115.6 - Posts: 9952)
Sun, 14th Mar '10 7:36 AM

I do write them, Alice, and I continue to offer to edit them too. I have been busy planning trips for more than a month. A French cuisine WP will be next, but I am about to be traveling weekends for bridge competitions as I did last week.

However, I do seek a higher standard of editing here.

Collioure  (Level: 115.6 - Posts: 9952)
Sun, 14th Mar '10 1:16 PM

Actually thanks for the reminder, Alice. That WP is already in excellent draft form.

Alvandy  (Level: 242.1 - Posts: 7735)
Sun, 14th Mar '10 2:19 PM

Another trivial year theme- fun to do.
I forgot many of the events had occurred that year so it was a nice refresher course.

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