Talk:Bromide (language)

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Sorry I don't know how to do the whole discussion format thing and I won't bother with learning because this will probably be my only wiki discussion comment thing, so anyway.

I don't like the wording of this article, it seems to suggest that a bromide is intentionally insincere, when I don't quite think that's the case.

I would edit it myself but I think I should leave that up to more experienced wiki-people. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.253.64.61 (talk) 23:45, 28 January 2011 (UTC)


I'm currently reading The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand, and she repeatedly uses the word "bromide", but I'm not sure it fits the definition on this page. Is this the only definition of bromide? Wondamike7 14:00, 13 June 2007 (UTC)

Examples please[edit]

The article could use some examples of typical or famous bromides to better illustrate what they are (I'd add some, but not knowing exactly what a bromide is, I'm going to leave that to others). RemiCogan (talk) 02:06, 25 May 2010 (UTC)

Seven years later, I'll second this. Without any examples, I'm still unsure what a "bromide" actually is. 115.64.142.162 (talk) 04:12, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

Restored page[edit]

Seems this was deleted with a "soft redirect" to wiktionary, which doesn't work for some of the internal clicks. Seemed like the landing page meant there was no article here, but I was sure I had clicked on a blue link. As there was no discussion on this page's merits, I restored that last version before it was replaced. JesseRafe (talk) 19:34, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

Notability[edit]

Is there anything beyond a bromidingly bromide dicdef :-) Staszek Lem (talk) 16:42, 13 July 2017 (UTC)

Complete re-write / Removal of Notability banner / Removal of Improve Citation banner[edit]

The Notability criticism was valid since the previous version was little more than expansions of dictionary definitions. The Citation criticism was also valid since the only external citation was to a dictionary.(!!!) However, some of that expanded information contained links to wikipedia articles related to other cultural, literary, scientific, and historical information. These were simple attempts at filling etymological information (some of which was not precise/correct). Since this word has an interesting history and remains in current use, an actual Etymology section was added. It was logically organized into three areas (chemical, photographic, and literary - stemming from its medical use as a sedative). Details were filled in with external citations. Note that web citations included archived web sites when possible. Perhaps the best and most important addition to this re-write was that a free online copy of the 1906 book Are You A Bromide? was located. It was and placed in the See Also section and it appears in a citation in the body of the text. I located another U.S. Library of Congress citation to a December 1906 derivative work which I did not include in the text but also added in the See Also section. Finally, I added internal link backs in other related articles back to this page. Lapabc (talk) 20:10, 27 August 2017 (UTC)