Talk:ripost

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Misspelling, or obsolete spelling? --Connel MacKenzie T C 04:00, 15 June 2006 (UTC)

It’s an alternative spelling for riposte. —Stephen 11:10, 15 June 2006 (UTC)
In what region/dialects? Bartelby, Cambridge, m-w.com all seem to disagree. --Connel MacKenzie T C 07:42, 4 July 2006 (UTC)
My Random House says, "riposte, n., v., -post-ed, -post-ing. —n. 1. etc. 2. etc. —v.i. 3. to make a riposte. 4. to reply or retaliate. Also ripost’." It doesn’t say anything about region or dialect for this word, but the Random House is American English and it simply indicates that this is an alternative form. —Stephen 01:38, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
Websters 1902 & Websters 1913 both have it as defined. I can't find any current usage of that spelling. Am moving this to July's list. If no verification, will delete in August. Andrew massyn 18:54, 25 July 2006 (UTC)
News release by the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom - [1]. Plus Webster's, as Andrew massyn mentioned. 172.149.220.113 01:18, 26 July 2006 (UTC)
Seems to be a US variant – can't find it in any UK dictionaries (though the sOED does list repost as an alternative spelling). Widsith 07:30, 26 July 2006 (UTC)

Cited and rfv removed. Andrew massyn 19:03, 23 August 2006 (UTC)