Talk:chink

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Possible sense?[edit]

Possible sense: "There are, in addition, more than 300 Chinese pheasants, popularly known to sportsmen as "Chinks," on the farm." Popular Mechanics, volume 36, page 548 (1921): [1].--Prosfilaes 07:05, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

IMHO, it degrades the dictionary to include prejudicial words destined for the dustbin of history. To the extent they are, IMHO they should go into a separate, warning-protected area.

Also should be possibly an age-related warning eg 16 yrs and up for academic work only.

As knees jerk and cry "censorship" not that EDITORIAL CONTROL is not the same thing as "Big Governmnent Censorship". Note also that segregating such content is not = "censorship".

A final last line in the sand: to the extent such prejudicial racist or otherwise objectionable material is disseminated by any wikimedia project, at minimum such entries should be (1) at the bottom of the list of meanings, or at least subordinate to primary meanings, and (2) subject to an italicized classification such as Arch|Archaic, Obs|Obsolete, or DerogSlang|Derogatory slang.

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Sense "Chinese person": should this be capitalized, like Yankee? --Hekaheka 06:49, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Looking in Google Books under chink Chinese, I can't find an uncapitalized version in that sense. (I'll note that chink is broken; there's a huge replication of text in the last translation box that's throwing off the index. I'm not sure if it can be safely just deleted, if there's information there that needs to be preserved.--Prosfilaes 07:04, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
I notice that the replication is my making. Obviously I have made some stupid error in copy-pasting. I'll fix it later today, don't worry. --Hekaheka 11:30, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
It's usually capitalized, yes, but not always: [2][3][4]. (Those were all found via google books:"bunch of chinks"?num=100, using Firefox to scan the page for all-lowercase chinks. That first page has 14 instances of chinks and 46 of Chinks, which is almost 1:3.) —RuakhTALK 12:18, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

What about moving the content to Chink and keeping this sense of chink as alternative form? --Hekaheka 15:44, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Symbol support vote.svg Support.RuakhTALK 17:56, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
The entries are virtually duplicates. The translations are already at Chink. So, it just needs to become an alternative form entry, which is in the spirit of the last two suggestions. DCDuring TALK 23:37, 8 November 2010 (UTC)
They are almost identical, because I copied the content to Chink a few hours ago. But yes, rest is easy now. --Hekaheka 00:09, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Thank you for having done the hard part. :-)   —RuakhTALK 16:22, 9 November 2010 (UTC)