Talk:genocide

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RFC discussion: April–July 2015[edit]

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The etymology has three different versions in the same etymology, and the whole entry is a little on the verbose side. Chuck Entz (talk) 13:50, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

The messy etymology is the result of diff, which I've now undone. - -sche (discuss) 16:59, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
The usage notes mention that specific genocides are often referred to with an uppercase G. Is this notable about this entry in particular or is it just a general feature of English? Compare "law" vs "the 1992 Disenfranchisement Law", "massacre" vs "the Boston Massacre", "ice-cream stand" vs "Bill's Ice-Cream Stand (founded in 2008)" etc. - -sche (discuss) 17:04, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
You're correct but the usage notes are 'wrong' per se, just it's not a feature of the word 'genocide' in particular. Renard Migrant (talk) 23:18, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
That's what I'm saying. :) - -sche (discuss) 21:07, 9 April 2015 (UTC)
Resolved: the edit that messed up the etymology has been undone, and I've trimmed the usage notes. - -sche (discuss) 03:25, 3 July 2015 (UTC)


Category:en:Genocide is appropriate to have. There are a number of terms that could go into it.--Solomonfromfinland (talk) 19:47, 17 April 2017 (UTC)