Talk:nappy

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See http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=nappy 67.99.175.237 14:26, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

I see that any reference to African American hair is going to be removed, how exactly does one go about proving that a definition is a legit one? 67.99.175.237 15:02, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

It isn't specific to African American hair, and the definition is already there. Besides, nappy is sometimes used to refer to kinky hair here, and most people here aren't "African Americans" ... ;-) (here = Kenya). Robert Ullmann 15:08, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
I know that it isn't but here (here=US), it is used to refer to Afro textured hair. I can understand the African Americans part. If it said (US, colloquial) afro textured hair. Or (US, colloquial) occasionally disparaging reference to afro textured hair common of people of African diaspora. Something like that? It is a issue over here in the US beacuse of w:Don Imus. (oh and BTW, there is a w:Natural hair article. 67.99.175.237 15:17, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
But the definition is already there - Adjective sense 3. Widsith 15:28, 23 April 2007 (UTC)
True, but the term can be more specific than that. It can be used vaguely or specificly. Saying that it is already covered is like saying bird of prey doesn't need 'especially one that preys on vertebrates.' It already says 'A carnivorous bird', but the term can be more specific. (sorry random example, just trying to find one quickly) 67.99.175.237 15:52, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

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Noun 2: a horse refusing to obey its rider; and Adj 3: somewhat sleepy. Widsith 14:06, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

The OED has the following -

  • n - ale, beer
  • n - dish with sloping sides
  • n - absorbent towelling etc
  • a - (of beer) having a head => intoxicated
  • a - (of cloth) having a nap, (of hair, esp of a black person) frizzy
  • a - (of a horse) awkward, disobedient

SemperBlotto 15:56, 23 April 2007 (UTC)

RFV failed. Senses removed. —RuakhTALK 18:08, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

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Gee, I didnt know Canada was in New Zealand. I dont want just to remove this, since it probably was added for a reason. Was there once a time when "except Canada" would expand into somehting like "All of the commonwealth except Canada" instead of just being copied literally? Soap (talk) 15:04, 26 September 2012 (UTC)

  • It probably refers to the essentially British parts of the Commonwealth rather than the American ones. SemperBlotto (talk) 15:06, 26 September 2012 (UTC)