Tuesday, February 13, 2007

If you want to know something, go to Wiki - Wiki - oh forget it

Wikipedia appears in a number of languages, but I didn't know about this one.

This is the front page of the Simple English Wikipedia. Wikipedias are places where many people are working together to make encyclopedias in many languages. We only use very simple English words and simple ways of writing here.

When I first ran across this page, I was shocked. Then I figured out why it is here:

Use the pages to learn and teach. These pages can help people learn English.

To this end, many terms are explained (e.g. "Agriculture (growing crops)"). However, the term "Wikipedia" itself seems rather long....

So, do they have a Wikipedia for Simple Spanish or Simple German yet?


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