Talk:Albuquerque, New Mexico

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"Albaricoque" explanation[edit]

The current article includes this curious tidbit:

Western folklore offers a different explanation, tracing the name Albuquerque to the Galician word albaricoque, meaning "apricot". The apricot was brought to New Mexico by Spanish settlers, possibly as early as 1743. As the story goes, the settlement was established near an apricot tree, and became known as La Ciudad de Albaricoque. As frontiersmen were unable to correctly pronounce the Galician word, it became corrupted to "Albuquerque".

Actually, Western folklore does not offer this explanation, a writer named LB Mitchell offers this explanation in a 1949 issue of a journal entitled Western Folklore (per the footnote). Other curiosities include the fact that albaricoque also means apricot in Spanish, not just Galician. Finally, it seems farfetched to believe that Albuquerque is a corruption of albaricoque when the city had a governor whose name was Albuquerque, obviously a much more plausible explanation. This whole section should just be erased in my opinion. Valkotukka (talk) 22:30, 21 May 2015 (UTC)

Mitchell attributes this explanation to "folk etymology" and points out difficulties with the "albus quercus" derivation. The passage could certainly be improved, but it is properly sourced. At any rate, an editor disagreeing with the conclusion of a RS is not grounds for removal. Laszlo Panaflex (talk) 23:18, 21 May 2015 (UTC)
Even if the name Albuquerque is not derived from "albus quercus," the name of the town is presumably derived from the Portuguese guy who already had that name. But hey, it's properly sourced, there is no limit to space on the internet, so why not make the article as long as possible... (this is basically a structural problem of Wikipedia). — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.99.17.181 (talk) 14:59, 5 June 2015 (UTC)
The "albus quercus" explanation was put forth by a member of the Alburquerque family as the derivation of their name. Mitchell disputes that derivation and argues that the albaricoque origin is more likely. And Wikipedia articles include "all majority and significant minority views" published in reliable sources. What you term a structural problem is seen by others as scholarly rigor. Laszlo Panaflex (talk) 15:35, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Ethnicities section in infobox does not add up to 100%?[edit]

69.7% + 4.6% + 4.6% + 3.3% + 2.6% + 15.1% + 46.7% = 1.46600 (146%) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.10.142.166 (talk) 03:51, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Look at the source: "Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories." Laszlo Panaflex (talk) 03:59, 25 August 2015 (UTC)

Media >> Film[edit]

What's with the paragraph that starts with: "Albuquerque has had several movies and shows filmed in the city..." ?

It's incoherent. Treat Whambin (talk) 06:28, 19 March 2016 (UTC)

Statistical areas[edit]

The intro refers to both a "Metropolitan Statistical Area" and a "combined statistical area." They should have consistent casing, either both uppercase or both lowercase. Anyone have a preference? Maurreen (talk) 03:21, 21 March 2016 (UTC)

Government docs frequently treat these as generic (lowercase) in text, even though tables and listings often use caps. Per MOS:CAPS, that suggests we should use lowercase generally. Dicklyon (talk) 05:39, 21 March 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. Will do. Maurreen (talk) 03:00, 22 March 2016 (UTC)

Albuquerques Culture and Festivities[edit]

CULTURE Albuquerque's culture is very interesting considering the location of the city. Albuquerque is very rich with native American culture as well as Mexican culture because of its location. Considering that the city is surrounded by reservations Albuquerque has strong native American roots. Albuquerque also has many people with Hispanic or Mexican roots living here because of the past of the land Albuquerque was built on. All the people, past, and geography of Albuquerque is what make the cities culture.

BALLOON FIESTA The Balloon Fiesta is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico and is the biggest gathering of hot air Balloons in the world. People from all over the world will come to take part in these events that happen in this week long fiesta. Albuquerque is the best location of this because we are geographically set up for a successful ballooning event. The mountains and the valley form this thing called the "box" which makes the balloons the best to fly here. It also block certain theater patterns that are bad for balloons. Albuqeuerque Interantional Balloon Fiesta, Quest Info, Plopezz15 (talk) 04:50, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done - unreferenced. John from Idegon (talk) 06:06, 12 September 2016 (UTC)
These are notable aspects -- that are covered on the page -- but the additions made in recent days have been copied and pasted text from web sites promoting such events. These are copyright violations that must be removed from Wikipedia immediately. The sources used are also inappropriate as promotional materials. Please review policies on reliable sources and copyright. Laszlo Panaflex (talk) 13:10, 12 September 2016 (UTC)

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