Wiktionary:Requests for verification archive/May 2010

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Transwiki:Trike (insult)[edit]

Trike as an insult in the Dallas area - lacks valid citations. Goldenrowley 04:40, 23 May 2010 (UTC)

Unverifiable, looks like a hoax, and at best very messy.
The putative book “Cook, L. On the Formation of Insults. London: Bloomsbury, 1997.” does not exist (red flag), the putative etymology is garbage (Old English or Old French origins for a word first supposedly attested in 2003), and the supposed “Old English” traik ‎(sole of the foot) is actually Torres Strait Creole (?) (thank you Ptcamn), which is in Australia, not Texas. Also couldn’t find other citations – with this much against it, suggest delete.
—Nils von Barth (nbarth) (talk) 20:27, 8 June 2010 (UTC)
The only user who has provided any support is the user who wrote it, User:Vndzr (which looks like a garbage name), whose only contributions were writing this page. No-one else has said anything in support, and this has been open a while. Seems an open-and-shut hoax, and accordingly deleting.
—Nils von Barth (nbarth) (talk) 02:40, 27 June 2010 (UTC)