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Is this article (or at least much of it, particularly the first full ¶ after the intro) a direct quotation from P. G. Wodehouse? Or is it an original imitation of his style? If the former, the source needs to be credited; if the latter, although I may personally admire the author's panache, the editor in me has to ask whether the tone is appropriate for an encyclopedia. Doops 06:33, 24 Aug 2004 (UTC)

Almost immediately after posting the above comment, RickK (whether in response to me or independently I do not know) has taken my complaint to its logical conclusion and deleted the paragraph to which I referred. This undoubtedly answers my complaint; but I feel that the information contained in that paragraph was crucial to the article, which now doesn't really make sense. Unfortunately, I haven't read any Uncle Fred stories myself, so I don't really feel confident about adding it back in original form. Ah well. At any rate, I'll quote the paragraph in question here, so that those who come after will understand what the heck I'm talking about: Uncle Fred is usually confined to the country, for when he is unleashed in London, he tends to step high, wide, and plentiful. I do not know if you know the meaning of the word "excesses," but these are what Uncle Fred invariably commits when at liberty. His main problem is that he acts as young as he feels, which is a slightly inebriated twenty-two. Doops 06:46, 24 Aug 2004 (UTC)
The squeaky wheel gets the grease.  :) RickK 06:47, Aug 24, 2004 (UTC)

Uncle Fred is never known as "Frederick Twistleton". This article should be at either Uncle Fred or possibly Lord Ickenham. Actually, "Lord Ickenham" would probably be better; after all, "Uncle Fred" could be anyone's uncle. I'll move it to the latter in a week if nobody objects. Donald, 05.40, 14 February 2005 (GMT)


Good heavens, a proper use of the word comprise. The novelty of it briefly left me nonplussed. —Tamfang 06:20, 15 February 2006 (UTC)[reply]