August 15, 2010

9 Interesting Wikipedia Edit Wars

I just found this Wikipedia article interesting. It appears that with some matters of spelling, punctuation, or capitalization, the experts don't seem to have a unified or common view. Here are some examples:

1) Gasoline or Petrol?

2) Aluminum or Aluminium?

3) Cougar and Cheetah - should they be capitalized?

4) Color or Colour?

5) Flavored or Flavoured?

6) Sulfur or Sulphur?

7) Yoghurt or Yogurt?

8) Whether there should spaces between the dash when writing a person's date of birth and death [e.g. Example (January 24, 1943 – August 9, 1969) or (January 24, 1943–August 9, 1969)], or whether the month or the date comes first, [i.e. 1 July or July 1]

9) Whether or not "The band" is/are a collective noun.

What's your view? :)

Read the full article here: Wikipedia: Lamest Edit Wars.