Talk:Vegas

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Proper noun?[edit]

should this be a Proper noun? --Volants 08:52, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

RFV discussion[edit]

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Rfv-sense. Maybe this should be rfd. Does it satisfy inclusion criteria? It will also need to be cleaned up as it's under the wrong part of speech. JamesjiaoTC 02:53, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Keep or move to RFD. The entry itself gives three examples. The first two of these are easily cited from Usenet; see google groups:"Rotovegas", "Ashvegas". —RuakhTALK 03:10, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
I've already removed it. Feel free to recreate under -vegas. SemperBlotto 07:51, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
But see google groups:"Ash Vegas". —RuakhTALK 12:07, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
Groups shows a number of nicknames such as "Memphvegas" and "Nashvegas". DCDuring TALK 15:21, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
Perhaps the problem is, is Vegas an English word or suffix, other than the definition we already have. A bit like Mont Blanc, we don't have English entries for Mont or Blanc either. Mglovesfun (talk) 16:23, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
BTW Semper was totally right to delete the definition that was there, it was totally unusable. Whether there's another English definition that we don't have is a separate issue. Mglovesfun (talk) 16:25, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
"Vegas" is a proper noun in the Latin alphabet that appears embedded in English text. It's as much English as "bratwurst". "Blanc" is an English surname (to the extent that any proper name belongs to a language). "Mont" ("Mont-" and "-mont") is a morpheme in English used in proper nouns.
BTW, there was usable information there, though it was poorly formatted. I had no idea that such a thing was current in NZ. That is what led me to the US usage as well. DCDuring TALK 18:11, 5 November 2010 (UTC)
I didn't realize that there were so many examples of it; I'd only been familiar with ManchVegas/Manchvegas. (One friend who lived in Toledo would sometimes call it T-Vegas, but don't think that's a 'thing'.) —RuakhTALK 18:31, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Striking per SemperBlotto. —RuakhTALK 18:13, 5 November 2010 (UTC)