Talk:ysterbos

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RFV discussion: it seems to pass[edit]

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Yyster-bossie

ysterbos

What a strange word. I suppose the capitalisation is wrong (look at the citation), coming purely from the older English habit of capitalising Important Nouns. I also can't find any text with the word in. Equinox 15:43, 14 July 2009 (UTC)

There isn't actually a definition either, it just gives a meaningless red link. Seems to qualify under "no usable content given" if you ask me. Mglovesfun (talk)
AFAICT, it seems like it might be a scanno of an Afrikaans word. The plant in question seems to be from the genus wikispecies:Dodonaea, w:Dodonaea angustifolia, the sand olive. w:Carl Peter Thunberg gave his name to a lot of plants, especially in South Africa, but some seem to have been taken away. A google source gave sandolien and ysterhout as names for the plant, presumably Afrikaans. "bossie" might be an Afrikaanized word from an African language. DCDuring TALK 01:05, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
In Afrikaans yster = iron; hout = wood, this is yet another species called ironwood.
I can't find or guess what bossie might be for this. DCDuring TALK 01:29, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
I disagree with Mglovesfun: the definition is a couple of species names. Assuming (I haven't checked) that those are real species, that's a valid definition, if one that can be worded better.​—msh210 17:17, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
MG was reacting to the unexpanded species names. What's there now is what I've found. As it was, the snippet quote didn't give enough context to determine that "D." was Dodonaea. DCDuring TALK 17:42, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
I think I've got this right now. If the multi-problematic original cite can be accepted as a citation of ysterbos, then ysterbos is cited. DCDuring TALK 18:58, 15 July 2009 (UTC)
I have added one more citation, but I would like others' input on whether the word passes or fails. NB the majority of our citations are for Ysterbos, not ysterbos; the page should perhaps be moved. — Beobach 02:56, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

It seems to pass, though just barely. — Beobach 05:14, 25 November 2010 (UTC)