Talk:palaver

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The Finnish noun "palaveri"[edit]

In Finnish, "palaveri" means meeting, so I wonder if it had common origins with "palaver". I would be very curious as to the words' etimology. 91.153.156.165 14:10, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for asking. I'll check it out. DCDuring TALK 15:45, 13 December 2008 (UTC)

HELP! This entry is noxiously culturally bound[edit]

As a newbie to Wiktionary I started to fix this by adding the definition as in the Unesco page, but this entry is really settler-culture ethnocentric and a drag to find and read.Katewill 17:34, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

Isn't the sense you added already covered by the pre-existing sense "A meeting at which there is much talk"?​—msh210 17:37, 7 May 2010 (UTC)
Hm, no, I guess not; never mind. I've modified it for brevity and clarity.​—msh210 17:42, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

RFV discussion: July 2011–March 2012[edit]

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palaver

RfV-sense: (informal) Disagreement

Not a sense found at OneLook AFAICT. OED? Cites? Other senses could use some confirmation, too. DCDuring TALK 00:02, 29 July 2011 (UTC)

I don't know about the informality, but there are cites at google books:"no palaver with", such as [1] and [2]. (That's two.)​—msh210 (talk) 23:33, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
And a third: [3].​—msh210 (talk) 23:38, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
Right then. Kept. - -sche (discuss) 03:20, 1 March 2012 (UTC)