Talk:Mexican standoff

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RFC discussion: November 2012[edit]

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The etymology section is longer than the rest of the entry combined Chuck Entz (talk) 19:18, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

The CSS Shenandoah part is not corroborated by the Wikipedia article on the ship, so I've removed it. I think what remains is fine. - -sche (discuss) 22:03, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
Works for me. Detagged. Chuck Entz (talk) 00:27, 10 November 2012 (UTC)


Supposed Australian etymology[edit]

The Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary makes the claim that this is of Australian origin, in "Mexican standoff" (retrieved 2009-12-19, original). I've removed this in edit 37047424, as there are clear US citations from the 19th century, given by OED, among others.

—Nils von Barth (nbarth) (talk) 03:07, 4 February 2016 (UTC)