Talk:tell

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tell

Rfd-redundant: poker sense of noun. I believe that, whether or not the noun sense originated among poker or other card players, it is now used more widely, as in the psychology of lying and bluffing or, more generally, body language. DCDuring TALK 19:21, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Delete. Clearly the same thing. Perhaps a usage note or expanding the first def would help.--Dmol 22:44, 18 September 2010 (UTC)
Delete, per both of you. Mglovesfun (talk) 22:11, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

closed, affected sense is long gone. -- Prince Kassad 17:48, 15 February 2011 (UTC)


another meaning[edit]

In the phrase "He can't tell wrong from right" I guess tell takes the meaning of differentiate. Should this entry be considered too?

201.67.99.44 04:40, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

See sense 6: (distinguish) Chuck Entz (talk) 04:42, 29 March 2012 (UTC)

Etymology 2[edit]

Looks to be from תל (tel, man-made hill covering the remains of an ancient settlement). --Z 09:58, 18 May 2013 (UTC)