Talk:acquaintance

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The entire section seems to have been copied from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/acquaintance

Is it correct to say that such copying can't be done? Nikitakit 23:48, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

The copying was actually from acquaintance in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913 That source is in the public domain; for politeness' sake, we should indicate that we used it, but it's not a copyright violation or anything. I don't know why Dictionary.com tags it copyright 1998. *shrug* But yeah, our entry does need clean-up. —RuakhTALK 02:33, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
I did some clean-up (and removed the rfc tag). I think the entry makes sense now. Someone should probably cite the source, but unfortunately I don't know the right wiki format. Nikitakit 04:10, 19 November 2008 (UTC)
Not done yet. Ponderous usage notes. Added Webster tag. DCDuring TALK 17:03, 13 June 2010 (UTC)
Striking. No copyvio: the source (Webster 1913) is in public domain. I have made the usage note as compact as it was in Webster 1913. --Dan Polansky 12:48, 27 May 2011 (UTC)