Talk:the landlord

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
TK archive icon.svg

The following discussion has been moved from Wiktionary:Requests for deletion.

This discussion is no longer live and is left here as an archive. Please do not modify this conversation, though feel free to discuss its conclusions.


the landlord

"A shark, imagined as the owner of a surf break (or the whole ocean), and to be avoided." I suggest a move to landlord. --Volants 15:52, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Sounds like tosh. Is this some sort of imagined deity like the Invisible Pink Unicorn? Mglovesfun (talk) 07:45, 6 July 2010 (UTC)
It's figurative use. It might not be attestable. It is possible that there is a general figurative sense of "landlord" as one who effectively collects rent for something that one might think is freely available. I wouldn't be surprised if it was used with respect to someone collecting money for protection (extortion). DCDuring TALK 10:13, 6 July 2010 (UTC)

Moved, feel free to RFV. DAVilla 06:39, 11 July 2010 (UTC)