Talk:Istanbul twist

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RFV discussion: May–October 2012[edit]

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Created as a verb based on a single sentence in a Robert Heinlein book. I changed it to a noun to fit how it was actually used, but I still have doubts as to whether it meets CFI in any form. Chuck Entz (talk) 01:33, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

Oddly, the version of the sentence in our entry is very different from the version in my copy of the book, which is also the version that google books:"Istanbul twist" pulls up (in two different editions, neither of which is the same edition as my copy). I can't decide if our entry used a genuinely different version, or if the contributor did a shockingly bad job copying the quotation, or what. But either way . . . The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress might count as a well-known work; but then, if this is the only place that the term appears, then it probably counts as a term originating in a fictional universe? And technically the quotation is structured as a mention rather than a use, but it's an extremely use-y mention. —RuakhTALK 01:59, 12 May 2012 (UTC)
I think it qualifies. In addition to the Heinlein, here are to Usenet citations:

--BB12 (talk) 07:41, 12 May 2012 (UTC)

The first is good. But the second citation is discussing the book, so it doesn’t pass WT:CFI#Fictional universes. Ungoliant MMDCCLXIV 16:20, 13 May 2012 (UTC)
RFV-failed. - -sche (discuss) 20:44, 6 October 2012 (UTC)