Talk:Hef

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Hef[edit]

--Connel MacKenzie 09:26, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Really belongs on RFD as the word is used for Hugh Heffner and is thus verified. But personal nicknames don't belong in a dictionary. I don't recall us allowing any but this one certainly falls short of widespread usage.--Dmol 10:19, 7 February 2008 (UTC)
Why not? A lot of famous people are known by their last names only, for instance the U.S. presidents. I can't tell people to use real names and not nicknames, but anyways that's not the job of a lexicographer. DAVilla 07:35, 9 February 2008 (UTC)
Well Jacko recently had the Michael Jackson sense removed as per RFD. While Hef is well known, I'm not sure notablility has anything to do with it. Hef only names a person, it is not part of a wider attribute such as would be the case for something like Texecutioner which would identify Bush but also mean his liking for capital punishment. I don't want a hard and fast rule against nicknames, but they should mean something other than just a person's name.--Dmol 17:35, 10 February 2008 (UTC)