Talk:unexploded ordnance

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unexploded ordnance

"Explosive weapons (bombs, shells, grenades, etc.) that did not explode when they were employed, and still pose a risk of detonation, decades after the battles in which they were used." Nothing more or less than unexploded + ordnance. The further details are misleading: "decades after the battles"? -- it's still unexploded ordnance even if there was only one battle, and even if it wasn't decades ago. Equinox 23:03, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Good example of a sacred cow entry. Delete. DCDuring TALK 23:41, 14 February 2012 (UTC)
Delete, the definition is basically copied from Wikipedia, per Equinox, the bit which is correct is SoP, and the rest is wrong, so it's irrelevant at best. Mglovesfun (talk) 12:26, 16 February 2012 (UTC)
Delete. Ungoliant MMDCCLXIV 10:51, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
Just a comment, but it's not enough for me to vote keep. Doesn't the term imply munitions that have been fired but didn't go off, rather than munitions that have never been used?.--Dmol 23:41, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
Well, in essence that's what unexploded means. I doubt you'd go to a munitions store and call all the arms there 'unexploded', though technically accurate. For the same reason I don't call an unopened yogurt 'uneaten', though it is. Mglovesfun (talk) 23:47, 17 February 2012 (UTC)
What you say seems to indicate that we should make sure the entries at unexploded and uneaten, and presumably other similar entries, should have better definitions, otherwise "unexploded X" and "uneaten Y" and "unused Z" could be considered non SoP (Which would undoubtedly be an error IMHO.) -- ALGRIF talk 09:32, 19 February 2012 (UTC)
I don't think it's a problem. Adjective noun always implies that adjective is a meaningful change to the meaning. Any un-adj noun formations where most nouns are un-adj are going to be rare and tend to be used only in contrast to adj nouns. Unexploded buildings; undivided buildings.--Prosfilaes 10:26, 19 February 2012 (UTC)
Great question. From a pragmatic perspective, I would still say delete. DAVilla 06:46, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

keepo, cus ya knao itsa word!Lucifer 23:25, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Deleted. — Ungoliant (Falai) 16:13, 13 August 2012 (UTC)