Talk:Ad libitum

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Content copied over from Talk:Ad lib[edit]

(Shrug) Dysprosia, I'll let it be, certainly not worth an edit war, but my dictionary (American Heritage 3rd and 4th editions) lists the two terms under separate entries; that is, I still think they are two different terms, not two different forms of the same term.

I don't think they should be separate articles—including both in the same article seems sensible to me. But I still believe the article should be arranged something like this:

Ad lib and Ad-lib are related but distinct terms. Both are abbreviations of ad libitum which is Latin for "at liberty."
Ad lib, without a hyphen, is an adverb meaning...
Ad-lib, with a hyphen, the commoner term, is a noun or verb meaning...
My dictionary says them under two different terms too, but the differences between the two definitions are rather negligible, boiling down to the distinction between "ad lib" being the adj/adv term, while "ad-lib" being the noun term. What do you feel is the main distinction between the two? Dysprosia 04:56, 21 Dec 2003 (UTC)
Collins English Dictionary lists 'ad-lib' as verb, adjective and 'ad lib' as noun, adverb.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ad-lib lists 'ad-lib as verb, adjective and 'ad lib' as adverb and neither as noun, which brings the reliability of that source into question. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/ad+lib lists 'ad-lib' as verb, adjective and 'ad lib' as noun, adverb.


Examples?[edit]

I wonder if we should add a few examples of well-known ad libs in film and TV by way of illustration? 23skidoo 20:31, 14 May 2006 (UTC)

Merge proposal[edit]

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.

The result was merge. I've now done it: all substantial content from the ad lib page is integrated into this one, including the grammar; and I've added a redirect hatnote for people who want the sound card etc. Talk pages merged as well. Hope the result is satisfactory. -- simxp (talk) 12:55, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

Discussion from Ad Lib[edit]

Should Ad lib and Ad libitum be merged? It seems confusing that they are on 2 pages. --apers0n 14:58, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

Please continue at Talk:Ad libitum#Merge perposal, Ad lib + Ad libitum. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ewlyahoocom (talkcontribs) 17:12, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

Discussion from Ad Libitum[edit]

From Talk:Ad lib#Ad libitum: Should Ad lib and Ad libitum be merged? It seems confusing that they are on 2 pages. --apers0n 14:58, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

I couldn't agree more. Ewlyahoocom 17:12, 1 September 2007 (UTC)

-Seems so obvious. Should be done. User:Geelcat —Preceding unsigned comment added by Geelcat (talkcontribs) 05:42, 4 September 2007 (UTC)


The above discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.