Talk:Mess

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[edit] Delete?

All I can say is: Spoons (or whatever is appropriate now that that's a thing). A large number of these instances are perfectly normal. RickTommy (edits) 02:45, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

I thought the same thing when I saw this article. Not unusual, and not page-worthy. The Knights Who Say Ni 04:03, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
I don't entirely agree. While some of these uses are pretty mundane, there's a fair number that are unusual, either in that they seem to be random uses of the word (e.g., a whole mess of marshmallows") or else positive uses of this normally negative word (e.g., this mess rules!) Heimstern Läufer 05:36, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
In real life, the word "mess" is usually used to describe an actual mess— something unorganized, dirty, etc. It's hardly ever used to describe random objects: ketchup, popcorn, email shows, or books, for example. Even if "mess" is used in this context occasionally, it's still notable, since it's used in Homestar Runner much more often than it is in real life. It definitely seems like a running gag, similar to, say, Total. (However, you're probably right about most of the examples being perfectly normal. I'm not really sure which instances are regular and which aren't, so you can probably remove the un-unusual ones.) Gfdgsgxgzgdrc 05:54, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
Agree with Heimstern and Gfd. I find most of these examples sufficiently unusual and frankly pretty funny— you can't tell me that saying "a whole mess" is a normal usage. Maybe some of them, like "start cleaning this mess up", can go, but otherwise this seems very running-gag-like. In conclusion, I ask, "what's wrong with this Mess?" SRMX12 (talk/cont) 16:25, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
I also agree. Most of them are unusual enough, though the ones that aren't should be pruned. — DeFender1031*Talk 19:31, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
I would say it's like Total, it's a comparatively uncommon word that they seem to use more than you would expect in general. So it should stay. -107.77.70.20 23:53, 22 May 2017 (UTC)
I'll throw my hat in to say keep. I think it's on Total's level. Guybrush20X6 21:25, 9 September 2017 (UTC)
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