Talk:Cowlick

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A cowlick is a part of hair that stands up without reason.

without reason? Now, I'm sure there is a reason, someone should change this.--71.135.163.30 18:34, 18 May 2007 (UTC)

I don't know who "Armando Rivera" is but considering there's no link to explain why he's exceptional and I can find nothing about him or his amazing cowlicks on google I'm gonna go ahead and erase it.

Confusing Description[edit]

"They also sometimes appear in front of the hair and back." This statement describing cowlicks is unclear. Wouldn't the area in front of the hair be considered the forehead? And what would you call the area in front of the back? Clarify please. Thirtysilver (talk) 19:43, 11 March 2009 (UTC)Ryan

This whole article is written poorly in many ways. I wouldn't put much stock into anything this article says. If I cared more about the subject, I would rewrite the whole thing. Belasted (talk) 22:19, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Hairy Ball Theorem[edit]

Perhaps some comfort is available from the hairy ball theorem in topology which states that the phenomenon is in some way unavoidable.

I have removed this addition by Syena (21:13, 28 November 2008) because while it is amusing, it is wrong. A human head is not covered entirely with hair, so one could place the unavoidable zero somewhere there is not hair.

Scott Dial (talk) 02:51, 10 January 2009 (UTC)

Contradiction[edit]

The following contradicts itself and could use a rewrite: In Japanese culture, cowlicks, called giri-giri, are often a sign of if one is a rascal or not. One cowlick means the person is well-behaved, but two or more cowlicks indicate that the person is being naughty or a rascal. Actually, "giri giri" means "at the last second" or "in the nick of time." The Japanese word for cowlick is "Tsumuji" and it is believed that a person with many tsumuji is likely to be a genius. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 146.115.38.3 (talk) 17:21, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Unsourced Etymology[edit]

"Cowlick was the term given to a misplaced section of hair because bald men would pay a farmer to let his cow lick a bald spot thinking it would stimulate hair growth."--Source? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.92.109.54 (talk) 23:40, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Inappropriate tone[edit]

reading the section 'Management,' the following stuck me the wrong way: "There are several methods of taming the unruly cowlick."

I'm not opposed to the article covering how people address these things, but this reads like an at-your-level how-to article you might find in a magazine.

(thanks) —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.98.16.89 (talk) 17:13, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Wrong links to other languages[edit]

I tried to change them myself but some overzealous adminstrator blocked me by accusing me of vandalism.

This is absolutely linked to the wrong item in German. In German this should be linked to Wirbel. A cowlick is not a widow's peak.

http://dict.leo.org/forum/viewWrongentry.php?idThread=40233&idForum=6&lang=de&lp=ende

The changes which should be made: http://www.wikidata.org/wiki/User_talk:62.225.215.245

--62.225.215.245 (talk) 15:21, 10 April 2013 (UTC)

Redundant article[edit]

There is another article on the same subject. Why not merge the two articles? Nikolaj1905 (talk) 19:38, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

  • Support, provided someone more knowledgeable can clarify that there's not a minor difference. TheDragonFire (talk) 07:08, 30 September 2017 (UTC)