by Darius Kazemi on October 24, 2007

in Uncategorized

I’m going to start using an acronym I made up: WINAL, meaning “Wikipedia is Not a Lawyer.”

I give the following context as an example:

Jeff: I need something that will explain the difference between LGPL and GPL in layman’s terms.
Darius: Well, WINAL, but I bet Wikipedia would have something like that.

Google only returns three unique hits on the phrase itself, one Slashdot post from August ’06 and two instances from Wikipedia Talk pages from September ’05 and May ’06. And there’s no hit on the acronym anywhere, only the word “winal,” which is a Mayan unit of time equaling 20 days.

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Bradley Momberger October 24, 2007 at 6:20 pm

I rather like WINLA: Wikipedia Is Not Legal Advice.

Or even the suggestive sounding WINALOLA: Wikipiedia Is Not A Lawyer Or Legal Advice. (disregarding here how I would ordinarily be a grammar snot and use neither/nor in place of not/or).

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