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Wiktionary:Requests for verification - kept[edit]

Kept. See archived discussion of October 2008. 00:14, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

RFV discussion[edit]

RFC discussion[edit]

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Etymology needs work, probably trimming. —RuakhTALK 16:18, 28 December 2008 (UTC)

I tried to incorporate as much of the word-evolution information as possible into the etymology: but that wasn't much, because most of the 'languages' aren't considered separate by our (and ISO) standards, and the spellings differed from ones other reference materials agreed upon, too. But I added another sense to the English ("I'll have my people get back to you" - although now I question whether or not this belongs at *?my people/one's people insead or not), and RFVed the French section. — Beobach972 17:27, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! I think the additional sense is fine where you put it; my people would be too specific (you can say "I'll have my people call your people"), and one's people might be over-thinking it. (We need the placeholder when it's in the middle of an expression, like in eat one's heart out, but otherwise I think it might be too much work for a nebulous distinction.) —RuakhTALK 22:52, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

I'm concerned that definitions 5 is a bit iffy, maybe a more specific form of #2. I know I would never use people that way Alázhlis (talk) 00:10, 3 June 2012 (UTC)

Tea Room discussion[edit]

A thread archived at Talk:race also discussed this word. - -sche (discuss) 22:27, 16 October 2012 (UTC)