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I'd like to know why my entry was deleted as "vandalism", when it included a reputable source, with the definition I used, and it is a commonly known slang term in North America. -- 22.214.171.124 07:15, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
Back, but will need to pass WT:RFV. I guess you're a Wikipedia editor? Your reference isn't really a reference but a citation of the term. Debatably it doesn't even use the term in question so it's useless. Please reply at WT:RFV#Rico Suave to avoid cutting the discussion in two. Mglovesfun (talk) 11:02, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
Please do not re-nominate for verification without comprehensive reasons for doing so.
US slang: "a snappily dressed cool confidant Latino ladies man". It has a reference, which is actually a citation, and probably not a valid one. A quick Google Book search doesn't find this, but references either to Rico Suave the person or Rico Suave the song. I'm wondering if the source article is just wrong. If it's recent US slang I'd expect Usenet hits at the very least. Mglovesfun (talk) 10:58, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
I could only find it as a song title - that's why I speedied it. SemperBlotto (talk) 11:03, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
Actually it wasn't you! It was Metaknowledge, presumably he got there a few microseconds before you did. Mglovesfun (talk) 11:11, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
And I just speedied it again. Most definitely vandalism, I reverted the same person doing the same thing over at WIkipedia. Just because some vandals are slightly smarter than others doesn't mean that we should let their crap sit for a month. I'll be surprised if you find a single usable cite. By the way, Semper, do you just automatically assume that any speedying is done by you? Actually, if so you're probably more often right than wrong :) —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 15:07, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
You should get an error message if you try and delete a page that doesn't exist. Mglovesfun (talk) 18:20, 21 November 2012 (UTC)
I don't think you know what vandalism is if you think that "Rico Suave" is vandalism. Clearly you didn't read the reference, which gives the same definition as provided in the entry. The phrase "Rico Suave" has a number of origins, being slang in the US for a cool, confident Latino and ladies' man who dresses sharplyclearly a reasonable dead tree source "The Australian". Clearly the term was defined, so how is that vandalism? -- 126.96.36.199 06:22, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
On the subject of Rico Suave-types, be warned: They check out more parts here than an auto shop Los Angeles Times, 17 June 1993
Desjardins had been given the nickname "Rico" in Montreal because of the way he dressed and handled himself. He was like that mythical Latin character, Rico Suave Philadelphia Inquirer, 28 December 2003
Alex wasn’t always met with open arms when he made it out to the 2nd level. “Rico Suave baby,” Boone said, shaking his head. Hawkeye Insider, 11 January 2005
We live together; we don't want to see each other twenty-four hours a day,” Logan said. “Hey, Lopez, Syd has her eye on you; better look out, Rico Suave.” Nick laughed at the Rico Suave reference to Lopez. “I think Rico here feels the same. Matthew R. Zende, "Real Family: A Journey of 5 Friends Discovering Their Identities and the True Meaning of Family"
I immediately nicknamed him Rico Suave in my head. Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, "I'm Kind of a Big Deal: And Other Delusions of Adequacy"
We call him Rico Suave - he's pretty smooth with the women. Maggie Shayne, "Killing Me Softly"
Hell naw my name ain't no damn Rico Suave Kaiserrific, "Derrty Lil' Sex Secretz: Based on True Events"
"Seriously, Freckles, you're dressed to the nines and I could give Rico Suave a run for the money in my getup," he explained. Melissa McClone, "It Started with a Crush... & Win, Lose...or Wed"
Just about the time I was really getting my groove on - Nice move, Rico Suave! - I stepped on Kay's foot and bumped into the poor guy behind me who was as lost as I was. "How We Love: Discover Your Love Style, Enhance Your Marriage"
Seriously, you wave vandalism around waaay too loosely. -- 188.8.131.52 06:22, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
I haven't burrowed through all your references, but most of them don't work. Most of your cites either a) don't support the definition you gave, b) don't meet the requirements in WT:CFI, or c) don't actually cite this exact spelling. —Μετάknowledgediscuss/deeds 18:56, 22 November 2012 (UTC)
The definition I gave I extracted from the Australian newspaper, so I don't see how that qualifies as vandalism (dead tree source provides a definition, so where is the vandalism?). Most of the sources I subsequently use the term, so don't give definitions.
Nice move, Rico Suave!ISBN 9781459227415 -- self referential, comparing the speaker's lack of grace to Rico Suave's putative grace
better look out, Rico Suave.” Nick laughed at the Rico Suave reference to Lopez.ISBN 9781425976811 ; the character "Lopez" is referred to as a Rico Suave, using the term as defined in the Australian newspaper
We call him Rico Suave - he's pretty smooth with the women.ISBN 978-0778327936 ; the character is referred to as a Rico Suave, for the reason of fitting the definition as defined in the Australian newspaper
Hell naw my name ain't no damn Rico SuaveISBN 9781478235859 ; the character is denying he is a Rico Suave (as defined by the Australian newspaper) as his name is Rico, not his nickname.
"Seriously, Freckles, you're dressed to the nines and I could give Rico Suave a run for the money in my getup," he explained.ISBN 9781459227415 ; character is comparing himself to a Rico Suave.
In real life, Mitt's rico-suave Eastern governor this dead-tree newspaper reformulated the noun in adjective form. It compares an early image of Mitt Romeny as a Rico Suave-esque character to real life.
richer and smoother than Rico Suave that uses the term just as defined in the Australian newspaper
like Rico Suave, er, Richard Grieco comparative of the actor Richard Grieco to the stereotype Rico Suave
(These are my analyses of the sources previously given)
The polished, poised, fashionable husband Katina sees now -- the one she teasingly calls "Rico Suave" and who cops to being a metrosexual (not that there's anything wrong with that) -- bears little resemblance to the diffident guy she fell for.
If you've been invited to a friend's birthday, and you show up only to find three couples, two stragglers, and Rico Suave hitting on the hot waitress, lower your expectations of meeting someone, and try to have a great time anyway.
 Reba Toney, "The Rating Game: The Foolproof Formula for Finding Your Perfect Soul Mate", 2009, pp.181 ISBN 9780312383985