Talk:claustrophile

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Moved from rfd[edit]

Nominated by Hippietrail in June, but apparently it never made it to the nomination page. Polyglot 10:40, 19 July 2005 (UTC)

  • I think it could be a real word. I have adjusted the definition - you don't "suffer" from something that you enjoy - but not removed the Rfd tag. SemperBlotto 11:10, 19 July 2005 (UTC)
    • It's possible to suffer from something you enjoy. For example, many people enjoy marijuana but also suffer some of it's consequences. Likewise, pedophiles suffer from prejudice and ignorance of the term's meaning. 24 15:28, 19 July 2005 (UTC)
      • That's as may be (and what you say about paedophiles is not necessarily true), but it's irrelevant in this case. Terms ending in "-phile" refer to people who love a certain thing (such as "Francophile", someone who loves the French and all things French), and not people who suffer from that love. — Paul G 16:42, 19 July 2005 (UTC)
        • It does when the -philia is a technical term for a disease or mental illness. —Muke Tever 18:49, 19 July 2005 (UTC)
        • Paul, if you live in the USA, Canada, or some other "civilised" country (besides France or Brazil, maybe), I see no way how it can be false. There's not a chance that a pedo who comes out is going to met completely normally. If you have any, would you trust your kids with a pedophile? 24 20:23, 19 July 2005 (UTC)
  • Attestations: Google Print
    • If you want to use Google print that's fine. It can be an excellent source of material. But it's not here that we want it. Quote the sentence as a proper citation on the article page. Eclecticology 04:43:12, 2005-08-02 (UTC)
      • That would certainly be a nice thing to do, but failure to do it is hardly grounds for deletion. Attestation is not in question. Keep. -dmh 18:15, 16 September 2005 (UTC)