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Deletion debate[edit]

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RfD sense: "Common misspelling of "?"". Based on its keyboard position. If so, then many other keyboard pairs would merit the same treatment and would probably pass RfV based on "widespread use". Also, "a" would be a common misspelling of "A" and vice versa.

I could imagine someone finding it useful, but I imagine many things that don't exist. Would anyone think to look this up? DCDuring TALK 00:10, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

I fixed the heading. In any case, I say delete since it is actually dependent on keyboard layouts (in German, you will often see the ß instead of the question mark). There will probably be others for other keyboard layouts. -- Prince Kassad 04:59, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
Very strong delete, like DCD saying, are we gonna have s, w, q, and z as common misspellings of a? Mglovesfun (talk) 10:10, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
Strong delete per DCDuring, Mglovesfun.​—msh210 (talk) 17:11, 31 August 2010 (UTC)
I suppose there is a slight chance that a non-English speaker would see a / used as punctuation at the end of a sentence, wonder what it means, and try to look it up on Wiktionary? Probably extremely unlikely though, and the same could be said about quite a few other keyboard pairs. Delete. --Yair rand (talk) 19:17, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Sense removed.​—msh210 (talk) 20:51, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

RFV discussion: December 2011–February 2012[edit]

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Portuguese for the question mark. Is this actually orthographic, or just a typo that occurs every so often? -- Liliana 04:35, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

Standard Portuguese uses the ordinary question mark (?), but this is categorized as belonging to tiopês, a Brazilian variant of Portuguese used in internet, which is defined as "A form of humorous chatspeak, characterized by a high and deliberate use of grammatical errors and n00b behaviour." I don't know whether we should have this one. It might be difficult to encounter permanently archived citations. --Hekaheka 15:09, 3 December 2011 (UTC)
We do list 1 as a misspelling for !. —CodeCat 15:27, 3 December 2011 (UTC)
Do note that the English sense of / as a question mark already failed RfD. 1 should probably suffer the same fate. -- Liliana 15:37, 3 December 2011 (UTC)
RFV-failed. - -sche (discuss) 06:42, 4 February 2012 (UTC)


Whack and separatrix are incorrect. The former properly refers to the backslash and is as correct as referring to a backslash as a slash; the later refers to a 工 or |-shaped mark, not any form of slash. See here for OED links. — LlywelynII 14:29, 6 February 2016 (UTC)