Talk:only in America

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This is hardly restricted to America - you can use "only in" with just about any proper noun (even only in Germany gets several valid hits). I fail to see how this is even dictionary material to begin with. -- Liliana 19:59, 30 October 2012 (UTC)

Delete as soon as possible. --Æ&Œ (talk) 20:04, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
Sigh, what a massive fail, delete. Mglovesfun (talk) 20:08, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
I am not sure why you are directing that comment to my comment. --Æ&Œ (talk) 20:11, 30 October 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, the entry is a fail. Mglovesfun (talk) 00:04, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
Only in America would anyone think that's idiomatic. --WikiTiki89 07:41, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
This one is easy: delete. — Ungoliant (Falai) 08:09, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
I dunno. Can you use "only in Germany" as a standalone sentence, the way you can "only in America"? —RuakhTALK 15:11, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
Yes. --WikiTiki89 15:42, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
Very yes. -- Liliana 15:44, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
@Ruakh: Only in Germany. - -sche (discuss) 15:48, 31 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Delete. (When I travel the Middle Kingdom, an oft said phrase among my travel buddies is "only in China...") ---> Tooironic (talk) 00:29, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
I don't think this is different to only in your head. The only difference between the two is that your head and America have different meanings, hence different overall meanings of the two phrases. Mglovesfun (talk) 00:35, 1 November 2012 (UTC)
Delete. But how will we handle the "only in [placename]" concept, if at all? DAVilla 04:49, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
Do we really need to? I feel like we have a tendency to cover figurative language a little too much to the point that figurative language becomes useless. People shouldn't have to look stuff like this up in a dictionary to understand what it means. --WikiTiki89 05:33, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
Symbol delete vote.svg Delete ~ Röbin Liönheart (talk) 19:50, 5 November 2012 (UTC)
Gone. JamesjiaoTC 21:43, 8 November 2012 (UTC)