Wiktionary:Requests for verification archive/2012/more

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May 2012[edit]


Some bollocks about internet slang or something. Ƿidsiþ 06:28, 3 May 2012 (UTC)

Well apparently people use it on Facebook and other sites (I haven't yet, but I've seen many people use it) and it's not a typo. Here's an example: "crey how do I even study for this test omg." Here's some other links as well: UrbanDict, Quora, and this one on Tumblr where it's used as a tag name, but I think this tag includes both the "crey" as "cry" and the shortened form of "crazy" ("cray" or "crey" as used in "That shit cray"). Btw, this entry (crey) was originally created in 2008, when it was probably relatively new. - M0rphzone (talk) 06:42, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
Also, it seems to be used to intentionally make fun of the actual "cry" and the seriousness of its usage/context. From UrbanDict. From what I think, "crey" is a purposeful misspelling to imitate the immaturity of younger kids when the person is faced with unfortunate events, except maybe using the actual word as a substitute for the sound or just to further de-emphasize the seriousness when "cry" is used. - M0rphzone (talk) 06:52, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
Sounds reasonable, but we need some valid citations for the entry. Ƿidsiþ 06:44, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
I don't know if any books or reliable sites have mentioned it, since it's only used online and among younger people (teenagers and kids) at times of distress or unfortunate events (before deadlines, tests, unlucky events, etc.) - M0rphzone (talk) 06:54, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
RFV-failed. - -sche (discuss) 20:13, 1 October 2012 (UTC)


Really? SemperBlotto (talk) 19:28, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

We have thizz, which is a slang term for ecstacy. I don't think it's much of a stretch to use it as a verb. A quick look at Google Books for thiz with one z turns up mostly eye dialect for this. I suspect that the one-z spelling is a very rare variant, and I doubt it will prove attestable. The two-z variant already has 2 cites and there are plenty more out there- though perhaps only enough for the noun sense. Chuck Entz (talk) 21:06, 6 May 2012 (UTC)
Note that inflected forms like thizzes, thizzing, and thizzed are ambiguous as to whether the bare stem should be spelled thiz or thizz, so the current citations for the verb thizz could just as easily be for the verb thiz. —Angr 22:05, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

While "thizz," as a slang term for "Ecstasy," turned up a couple of times on Google Books, I could only find one use of the spelling "thiz":

  • 2008, "Students Suspended Over 'Ecstacy Pose'", KRCA.com, 1 May 2008:
    But Shad Canestrino from the Lodi Police Department said the gesture represents the words "thiz" or "thizzin'," which are slang terms for Ecstasy, or MDMA.

Astral (talk) 23:09, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

RFV-failed. - -sche (discuss) 20:27, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

June 2012[edit]


It says it is a symbol for litre (unit). AIUI, this is just a script version of the letter l. All Wikipedia says is that it is "sometimes used in mathematics and elsewhere" (e.g. ℓ-adic representations). Equinox 00:00, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

I have definitely seen this in use... —CodeCat 00:41, 10 June 2012 (UTC)
It is a script version of l, but it's used, just like l is. It's tedious to search for, but one book suggests it's most common in the US, Japan and Greece. - -sche (discuss) 20:43, 11 June 2012 (UTC)
RFV-failed for now, sense (re)moved: the entry now says "script version of l", and "l" is an abbreviation for liter, so the information is still there, people just have to click through to [[l]]. - -sche (discuss) 05:10, 12 October 2012 (UTC)


Substance that kills a spider. Seems like a "book word", vanishingly rare. Equinox 21:16, 16 June 2012 (UTC)

French would be aranéicide unless I'm mistaken. Mglovesfun (talk) 22:49, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
Yes, you're correct, which is why I said French version. It can be found here and here, exactly as you spell it. I was using the French version as a way of substantiating the word's existence.—Giant SquidTalk 22:53, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
Well, good research, and I think we have some rule that accepts anything that's been in a sci paper. We should flag it as rare, at least, though. Equinox 22:54, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
That's very reasonable. —Giant SquidTalk 22:55, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
May I remove the tag then?—Giant SquidTalk 23:08, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
Leave it for now, because we usually have to find three suitable citations. (The "one mention in a scientific paper" might overrule this, but just be patient.) Equinox 23:09, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
Alright.—Giant SquidTalk 23:10, 16 June 2012 (UTC)
One use in a journal is no longer sufficient for inclusion (see Wiktionary:Votes/pl-2010-11/Attestation in academic journals), but because it is used (rather than mentioned) in that journal, we only have to find two more uses. - -sche (discuss) 03:16, 17 June 2012 (UTC)
RFV-failed. Each sense had only one citation. - -sche (discuss) 20:41, 8 October 2012 (UTC)

July 2012[edit]


Rfv-sense: IPA symbol equivalent to eth. —RuakhTALK 15:57, 24 July 2012 (UTC)


RFV-failed for now. Should be re-added if citations ever become available. - -sche (discuss) 18:40, 13 October 2012 (UTC)


"An ideological focus on hermaphrodites, and issues affecting them, possibly to the detriment of non-hermaphrodites. Contrast with androcentrism and gynocentrism." Practically nothing in the usual places, and what there is doesn't seem to have this meaning. Equinox 16:20, 26 July 2012 (UTC)

The handful of times I've come across this word, it seemed to mean a focus on people who identified as male or female, as opposed to third gender or genderqueer. Smurrayinchester (talk) 18:50, 26 July 2012 (UTC)
The problem I have is with the term hermaphrodites, since this properly refers to a pretty rare physical condition of the sex organs, rather than anything having to do with gender identification. —This unsigned comment was added by Chuck Entz (talkcontribs) at 07:06, 28 July 2012‎.
RFV-failed. - -sche (discuss) 22:59, 7 October 2012 (UTC)

September 2012[edit]


Needs to meet WT:FICTION. Compare Talk:Dothraki. - -sche (discuss) 02:23, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

There is a professional computer gaming team, probably quite notable, calling themselves Na'vi if that is any good. Probably not. RTG (talk) 12:10, 8 October 2012 (UTC)
RFV-failed. - -sche (discuss) 00:32, 23 October 2012 (UTC)
The language sense has been readded, but all of the citations specifically refer to it as the language of Cameron's film Avatar. WT:FICTION requires that terms "have three citations that are independent of reference to that universe", so this still seems to fail RFV. - -sche (discuss) 00:59, 26 October 2012 (UTC)
Here, however, Na'vi refers to something that actually exists outside that fictional universe: an artificial language named “Na'vi” which, like Klingon, people examine in college linguistics courses, learn to speak, and write books about. To clarify, Ferengi and Klingon are languages in Star Trek; however, the Ferengi language is imaginary, existing only in a handful of isolated words, but there exists a non-fictional artificial language named “Klingon” with a lexicon and developed grammar. ~ Röbin Liönheart (talk) 22:16, 26 October 2012 (UTC)
It's true that the alien spoken in Cameron's film has been fairly well-developed, and also apparently not copyrighted because we have an appendix full of it(?), but the term "Na'vi" is still a "term[] originating in [a] fictional universe[]". Likewise, sonic screwdrivers exist (there's the prop Matt Smith uses, and the many mock-ups and knock-offs of it that fans buy or make), but the term "sonic screwdriver" is still excluded by WT:FICTION until/unless DW-free uses of it exist. OTOH, if people mention the language without referring to the film, the way Larry the Cable Guy apparently didn't explain that [[nanu-nanu]] was from Morky & Mindy, then WT:FICTION allows it, like [[lightsaber]]. - -sche (discuss) 05:23, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
Replica sonic screwdrivers exist, but they aren't actually screwdrivers. A better example for your point might be frindle: though frindles indubitably exist in the real world, we do not use the term outside of references to that book. So, my rationale for reopening this page fails. Shazbot. ~ Röbin Liönheart (talk) 05:50, 28 October 2012 (UTC)
Re-closed. ~ Röbin Liönheart (talk) 06:10, 28 October 2012 (UTC)