Talk:throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick
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Any takers? SemperBlotto 13:34, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
There are several versions of this, all meaning basically the same thing. But as it stands, it only gets a few hits on Google. Interestingly, "throw enough mud" gets a lot more. But the variations are too many to allow it as is.--Dmol 21:15, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
- Variations on the name of the undesirable gooey substance aside, it's also incomplete.. It should be something like: throw enough muck at the wall and sooner or later some of it will stick It doesn't make sense without the last part included in the term being defined (eg: article name) --Versageek 22:19, 13 October 2006 (UTC)
- I am working on citing two variations of this which I think both meet CFI: throw enough mud at the wall, some of it will stick and throw enough mud at the wall and some of it will stick. I have tried a load of other variations, but have not found more than two poor quality independent cites for any of them.
- I don't think the present entry (now showing as throw enough muck at the wall and sooner or later some of it will stick) does meet CFI (I can't find any independent cites), so will move it to one of the variations...maybe tomorrow, else Monday, as I shall be without an Internet connection at the weekend. --Enginear 18:30, 2 November 2006 (UTC)
- Now done as above --Enginear 13:52, 3 November 2006 (UTC)
- Rfvpassed in new format. Andrew massyn 19:27, 17 November 2006 (UTC)
Something wrong with entry title
The citations are all "IF YOU, IF WE, etc. throw enough mud..." and so our title should, I think, be "if one throws...". Otherwise we are chopping of part of the statement in an ungrammatical fashion, just to try to dodge the issue of varying pronouns. None of our citations uses the phrase alone in this way and in fact it's a run-on sentence to do so. Equinox ◑ 15:20, 10 February 2016 (UTC)