The Longest Now

Wikipedia’s article
Sunday February 06th 2005, 7:19 am
Filed under: %a la mod

What began as a friendly correction to a few friends — blogged by JOHO to his world-renowned water cooler
— has turned into a battle for the very soul of the articleless
pastiche.  Don’t fret; I won’t give up fighting the good fight, on
The Longest Now or The anything else’s turf, as long as there is breath
left in me.  Once more, for the record: 

Wikipedia takes no article. Neither does Wikimedia, Mediawiki, or kerfuffle.
, OED, and ACS all may and often do
because when you expand their acronyms or full names, you find a common
noun within that proper noun which itself would normally take an


Wikipedia’s article …

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