Talk:San Fran

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Suggesting merge of San FranSan Francisco[edit]

They are pretty much the same and should be merged. An editor since 8.28.2011. 14:13, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

RFM[edit]

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Suggesting merge of San FranSan Francisco[edit]

They are pretty much the same and should be merged. An editor since 8.28.2011. 14:15, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

They have the same referent, but they're far from the same term. We don't hard-redirect such (so that when someone visits the one page he is automatically redirected to the other). We do merge their contents, though, so that if the page San Fran had a long explanation it would be replaced with {{abbreviation of|San Francisco}} or the like and the long content would be put into the entry San Francisco instead (we sometimes call this a "soft redirect"): but that's not necessary now: the San Fran entry is already pretty much as brief as possible.​—msh210 (talk) 16:50, 29 August 2011 (UTC)
Oppose, see top of the page for the reason why. Mglovesfun (talk) 22:09, 29 August 2011 (UTC)
What do you mean, "see top of the page for the reason why"? Where? You know what, it doesn't matter, just have a look at this. An editor since 8.28.2011. 05:18, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
He's referring to the top of this page, Wiktionary:Requests for moves, mergers and splits, just above the table of contents. --Yair rand 05:26, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
Oh. Whatever, as I said: "it doesn't matter" anymore. Thanks anyway, An editor since 8.28.2011. 05:40, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

Suggested move of kaboomka-boom[edit]

Take a look for yourself, the proper form is with the apostrophe. An editor since 8.28.2011. 05:18, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

You mean with the hyphen? Take a look at what? As far as I can tell, both spellings are common, but kaboom appears to me to be the most common in Google Books. I don’t see the logic in writing it with a hyphen. Might this be a BrE/AmE issue? The British seem to use hyphens in a lot of places where Americans would not. —Stephen (Talk) 06:41, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
Shouldn't we simply create ka-boom and leave kaboom as it is? Mglovesfun (talk) 06:50, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
Why is kaboom (or ka-boom) an interjection? DCDuring TALK 19:57, 2 September 2011 (UTC)