Talk:List of scientists whose names are used in chemical element names

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Samarium[edit]

you've forgot Samarium in the list. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 109.64.213.16 (talk) 15:01, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

Not strictly speaking a scientist, but added him anyway. Cheers. Aaadddaaammm (talk) 03:23, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

New ZealandER[edit]

I corrected "New Zealander-English" to "New Zealand-English"(for Sir Ernest Rutherford), as the adjective for New Zealand is New Zealand. New Zealander is the noun. All other countries use the adjective form, so for consistency this should be New Zealand-English. User:Nedim Ardoğa reverted my edit with the explanation "Nationality not the country". This is illogical and I'd like to revert the revert, please. Aaadddaaammm (talk) 01:26, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

If so I apoligise. But according to WP, New Zealanders are the people of New Zealand. It is just like Germans, Austrians, Russians etc. New Zealand is the name of the country such as Germany, Austria, Russia etc. (Please check the relevant articles.) Thus I think my original classification was more consistent. Nedim Ardoğa (talk) 08:32, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
You appear to be confused. In the current list, all countries are listed by their adjective: Russian, Finnish, Polish, English, Swedish. The country names are Russia, Finland, Poland, England, Sweden. The name for a person from these countries are Russian, Finn, Pole, Englishman, Swede.
For NZ, the adjective is New Zealand (the same as the name of the country), and the person is a New Zealander. It's a bit of an exception but it's true. Have a look here if you still don't believe me List of adjectival and demonymic forms for countries and nations. We speak of New Zealand butter, New Zealand people, New Zealand dollar. If you want to have "New Zealander" in this list, it would be consistent then to change Finnish to Finn, Polish to Pole, etc. But I think we can agree that it's easier to revert New Zealander to New Zealand. Aaadddaaammm (talk) 23:42, 31 July 2014 (UTC)
Changed it back. Aaadddaaammm (talk) 23:59, 3 August 2014 (UTC)