Misunderestimate (1940, 1952, 1966); Wikipedia tsuris

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>From Newspaperarchive:

_Gleaner,  The_
dest scale ol and thii from an instrument mis-  underestimated. ''Mr. Segovia
_Monday,  January 15, 1940_
(http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Search.aspx?Search="mis-underestimated"+AND+date:1940-01-15)  _Kingston_
d:43) ,  _Kingston_
_Post  Standard, The_
mis- underestimated Before the next  Jordan looked to teammates to help him
_Tuesday,  March 30, 1993_
(http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Search.aspx?Search="mis-underestimated"+AND+date:1993-03-30)  _Syracuse_
:67) ,  _New  York_
_Sunday  Messenger, The_
Brannan and advis-j ers made one  fundamental mis- underestimated and be-
littled the
_Sunday,  February 24, 1952_
(http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Search.aspx?Search="mis-underestimated"+AND+date:1952-02-24)  _Athens_
73) ,  _Ohio_
_Newport  Daily News_
He made only one mis- underestimated  the psychological effect upon the
nation which
_Monday,  July 14, 1952_
(http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Search.aspx?Search="mis-underestimated"+AND+date:1952-07-14)  _Newport_
) ,  _Rhode  Island_
_Newport  Daily News, The_
He made only one mis-  underestimated the psychological effect upon the
nation which
_Monday,  July 14, 1952_
(http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Search.aspx?Search="mis-underestimated"+AND+date:1952-07-14)  _Newport_
) ,  _Rhode  Island_ (h
Independent  Star-News
At any rate, don't mis-  underestimate the persuasive qualities of the things
_Sunday,  December 11, 1966_
(http://www.newspaperarchive.com/Search.aspx?Search="mis-underestimate"+AND+date:1966-12-11)  _Pasadena_
:14) ,  _California_
Like a lump of coal in my Christmas stocking of life (my life is  always this
way), I got this Christmas message from a Wikipedian:
Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia! You recently added an _external
link_ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Link)  to _blog_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog)  in an article.  It has been removed because the link pointed to a
non-encyclopedic source.  Please refer to _Wikipedia's policy  on external links_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:External_links)  for more information.

--_JoeSmack_ (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:JoeSmack)  _Talk_
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:JoeSmack)  18:42, 25  December 2006 (UTC)

I've debated this with him, but it seems that I cannot ever cite my work. I
simply must post to the Wikipedia my original research, never citing my
analysis  or taking any credit or any compensation for it.
Wikipedia has an exception for "recognized scholars," but it seems historians
 can't use that and must simply give their work away.
I was also told that a blog is not "peer reviewed" and is simply not good
enough for Wikipedia. Heck, the entries in the Historical Dictionary of
American Slang were not "peer-reviewed." If Jon Lighter wanted to spend thousand  of
hours correcting the Wikipedia (without getting paid for it, of course), he
could never cite his HDAS entries? I wanted to add "Tortilla Curtain," for
example. Double-Tongued Word Wrester has an "Orange Curtain" link to the
Wikipedia. The Double-Tongued Word Wrester and the Word Spy are "blogs," not
"peer-reviewed," and are Wikipedia-linked these times:
WORDSPY--128 links
Is the bottom "Wikipedia" line that I must give my work away for free without
 credit or compensation, in a less-comprehensive form than that presented on
my  web pages? Or that I can't cite my website, but anybody else can?  Neither
makes sense or seems fair!
Take a good look at Wikipedia's "Manhattan cocktail" entry
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan_cocktail) ).  References #4 and #5 cite ADS-L posts by the famous "log in to
unmask." Or check  out The WikiTender (_http://wiki.webtender.com/wiki/Manhattan_
(http://wiki.webtender.com/wiki/Manhattan) ),  where at least two of the four
"historical references" for the Manhattan  cocktail are taken from my work,
without credit or compensation.
Just a great Christmas present from Wikipedia. Is there some law that word
historians must be treated like shit, surrender their work anonymously, and
never get paid? Maybe someone else can explain all this to the good  JoeSmack?

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