Talk:ay, caramba

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As all the quotations have quote marks around this expression, and it is using the upside-down-exclamation-mark thing, Isn't it is just a quote from Spanish rather than an English term in it's own right? Conrad.Irwin 00:31, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

I question the capitalisation of ay at the very least. I doubt the punctuation should be present as well. Equinox 00:43, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
Yes, it’s just a quote from Spanish. —Stephen 01:18, 5 March 2009 (UTC)
As well as Bart Simpson's catch phrase (along with eat my shorts). —This unsigned comment was added by (talk) at 01:40, 19 March 2009 (UTC).

Failed RfV in this spelling. Moved to ay caramba. DCDuring TALK 17:59, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

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  1. This seems to be Spanish because of the punctuation.
  2. Don't we exclude non-essential capitalization and punctuation from headwords?
  3. The first quotation was of Spanish dialog quoted. The other two links are dead and I cannot find the quotes on bgc.
  4. caramba is already an entry.
  5. "ay caramba", in English, would seem likely to fail CFI because ay (in this sense) and caramba are or should be senses, though it might be a set phrase.
  6. In Spanish, "ay caramba" would be even more likely to fail CFI.
DCDuring TALK 18:26, 20 October 2009 (UTC)

RFV failed, entry deleted. —RuakhTALK 19:03, 7 November 2009 (UTC)

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¡Ay, caramba![edit]

Since it's customary not to include exclamation marks in entry titles, this should be moved. Just... to what? Why is the ay capitalized? I suspect it's just a pure error. Not sure about the comma either; instinctively ay caramba looks right, but does attestation agree with me? Mglovesfun (talk) 22:42, 16 March 2011 (UTC)

The comma is standard. Moved to ay, caramba. —Stephen (Talk) 00:59, 24 March 2011 (UTC)