Talk:699: Trimester

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You don't need to call up the Nobel committee, just check Wikipedia. Also, how did Cueball manage to infiltrate the hospital? Benjaminikuta (talk) 18:29, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

Did you know you can just EDIT Wikipedia? 13:05, 5 October 2016 (UTC)
This website and wikipedia are both based off MediaWiki; also that is kind of the point of wikipedia. Beanie (talk) 13:56, 21 April 2021 (UTC)
Checking Wikipedia would be just that, checking. Going straight to the source (the Nobel committee) would be double checking... Mumiemonstret (talk) 11:10, 17 October 2014 (UTC)
You could just check the official Nobel Prize listing of Nobel laureates in physiology or medicine which isn't as easily edited as Wikipedia. Or check archived news articles for who won in the year Cueball claimed. And the Nobel Prize committee does have a listed telephone to literally call them as the comic mentioned. There are plenty of ways to verify it. The joke wasn't that it CAN'T be checked, but that people DON'T check. 16:12, 10 June 2023 (UTC)

If he were simply pranking Megan as a doctor, he would be checking her patellar reflexes, or looking into her eyes with an ophthalmoscope, or having her say Ahhhh while he looked into her throat with a tongue depressor. The fact that he has chosen to pretend to be an Obstetrician/Gynecologist suggests some ulterior motives. 04:27, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

You can prank someone outside of general care. This could just be a prank of opportunity. flewk (talk) 04:27, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

The use of the word "trimester" does not really add medical authority. It is basically the lab coat combined with the clinic setting. Most people understand what a trimester is without any medical training. "Trimester" is not medical jargon. -- Flewk (talk) (please sign your comments with ~~~~)

Very strange. In investigating the justifications (or otherwise) behind someone's edit of the link to "Caesarean section" and the undo by somebody else back to the US-variant "Cesarean section", I discover that the Wikipage (titled as the former) does not have "Redirected from..." when using the other version.
However, I always try to ensure links to the unredirected page (you never know what might happen with Redirect pages, in the future, or certainly less so than with the 'authoritative' one) but also tend to honour/honor stateside spellings as a sop to Randall's leftpondian nature. In the Explanation, at least. (I'd rather stick with my native spelling in my contributed comments down here; ...or of course accidentally, when I just add my own edit forgetful that those across the pond have a Websteri(s/z)ed variant. 'Correct' them, if you will, but don't call them typos, just my having been oblivious to the necessary code-switch.)
So, anyway, I compromised with US (sometimes!) version as link-text on top of the 'normal' (certainly as per headline title) wikilink reference. Making everybody only slightly unhappy, who actually cares...
I could so easily have done worse! 10:21, 5 November 2023 (UTC)

"the baby has not yet decided on its method of egress and may choose any orifice through which to be born, including the mouth, anus, nose, etc. This does not normally happen in real life.[citation needed]" Normally????????? IS THIS SOME SORT OF RARE OCCERENCE I HAVEN'T HEARD OF???? Do babys somtimes just leave through the mouth???? I'm dying lol. Apollo11 (talk) 20:01, 10 April 2024 (UTC)