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Apparently A Huge Portion of Scots Wikipedia Articles Were Written As a Joke

In what has been described as possibly more damage done to the Scots language than by anyone else in history, it turns out tens of thousands of Wikipedia articles supposedly in the Scots language were done by a random kid as a joke. It's wild that anyone would be so committed to this, but also insane that it could go on for so long. What a time to be alive.

Scots language wikipedia prank | dream song 4 @chickenpaprika turns out an American teen who identifies as an "INTP brony" has singlehandedly written almost entirety Scots wikipedia despite not knowing language at all. Scottish redditors suspect he may have done "more damage Scots language than anyone else history Robyn Speer @r_speer 2h Almost every article on Scots Wikipedia is written by one American teenager, who does not speak Scots and is just writing English an accent If have multilingual
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guy edits bands wikipedia page to get backstage has beer with peking duk
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David Spargo apparently really wanted to meet the band "Peking Duk," so much so that he was willing to poorly edit the band's Wikipedia entry in order to convince a security guy he belonged backstage. Lucky for him, it worked.



The ill-placed and poorly formatted "Family David Spargo" was legit enough to dupe a surprisingly gullible security guard into letting David past him, where he introduced himself to the band:

"We ended up having a bunch of beers with him and he was an absolute legend. He wasn’t a creep or anything. He was like the most normal dude we’ve ever met. That’s what makes it more hilarious."

Was it worth it? Absolutely. 



Would it work a second time? Probably not.

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