Category talk:American slang

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Renaming debate[edit]


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Came across these when I had reason to cleanup after an IP who'd edited bodacious. {{US slang}} was adding entries to Category:US slang and the replaced Category:US English. I fixed that template so that it now feeds both Category:US slang and Category:American English. However it seems to me that the slang categories could also use renaming to Category:British slang and Category:American slang respectively. (Also {{UK slang}} currently adds only to Category:UK slang, while the US and Australian counterparts add to both the slang category and the regional English category. Probably worth standardizing the behavio(u)r one way or the other, but no opinion as to which way.) — Carolina wren discussió 20:52, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Sounds good to me. I think this needs Beer Parlour attention, I'll get on it. Mglovesfun (talk) 17:19, 14 November 2009 (UTC)
I think these compound categories/contexts are the product of our difficulty in doing multi-criteria searches. They can't be the long-term future. I would like to hear about technical alternatives that might allow a (superior?) alternative to such compounds of our simple categories. DCDuring TALK 18:59, 14 November 2009 (UTC)
I'm having trouble finding the right context template for American urban slang so that it will feed the right categories. There could be more sub-categories such as black, hispanic, East coast, West coast, rural, college, etc., but no one will ever tackle that project. Should I just use the broader {{context|us|slang}}? Heyzeuss 10:35, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
OK, I decided to use {{African American Vernacular English}} for now. Also, I think that African American Vernacular English should go under US Slang which should go under American English. Heyzeuss 14:49, 20 November 2009 (UTC)
Support moving to Category:British slang and Category:American slang. --Yair rand 02:41, 4 March 2010 (UTC)
Yeah support, having moved the parent categories, why keep the old names for the subcategories? Mglovesfun (talk) 17:06, 4 March 2010 (UTC)
Done (or more accurately, will be done). Mglovesfun (talk) 12:31, 15 March 2010 (UTC)