Talk:Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to...)

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Heavy metal?[edit]

Give me a fucking break! Radiopathy •talk• 23:47, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

Consensus on WikiProject Queen seems to be simply "Rock." It should stay that way, in my opinion. Just put "Rock" in the infobox and let people stop freaking out about it. I don't see why this happens over and over again, as if people think changing genres on Wikipedia is some sort of urgent goal they need to achieve. Friginator (talk) 02:03, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

Death on Two Legs or Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to)?[edit]

Can there please be clarification about the article title? The official title is "Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to)", however the title used is just "Death on Two Legs". Several disambugation links say "Death on Two Legs (Dedicated to)", so can we please clear this up? Thank you. (talk) 01:08, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

Move proposal[edit]

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The result of the move request was: moved per nominator, without capitalising the last word. -- BrownHairedGirl (talk) • (contribs) 17:22, 12 April 2014 (UTC)

Death on Two LegsDeath on Two Legs (Dedicated to...) – Actual full title of song, like 'Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)'. Radiopathy •talk• 00:09, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

This seems uncontroversial enough to just move it without the need for community input. Dyrnych (talk) 14:50, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Support: The links always state "Death On Two Legs (Dedicated to...)" but they always redirect to "Death On Two Legs". We need to distinguish the two.-- (talk) 18:18, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

  • Generally support, but MOS:CT says to capitalize the first and last words of a title, so it should be Death on Two Legs (Dedicated To...) This is the form used on Queen's website, linked from the article. --BDD (talk) 21:30, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
The "to" here is a preposition, and is followed by an ellipsis; I don't think it's necessary to capitalise the last word, since it's implied that it's not the last word! Radiopathy •talk• 04:32, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
Implication notwithstanding, "to" is the last word of the title. --BDD (talk) 16:24, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
  • For first letters, it's because of technical database issues that they can only be capitalised; that's why there is a {{lowercase title}} template to display stuff like iPod. For the last, the point of MOS:CT's recommendations is to avoid stuff like The Place We Ran from, where the last word may look awkward. We don't have this problem here, since we have an "on" in the middle of the sentence (in fact, it is "Death on Two Legs (Dedicated To...)" that looks awkward, with one capitalised preposition and another one that's not). walk victor falk talk 09:29, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
iPod and the like are exceptions; normally, a first letter should be capitalized. Otherwise you'd have titles like in the Hall of the Mountain King or on Top of Old Smoky. --BDD (talk) 17:20, 8 April 2014 (UTC)
Not disagreeing here? We're not talking about initial letters. walk victor falk talk 21:59, 8 April 2014 (UTC)

  • Support per all above, do not capitalise "to", not correct. walk victor falk talk 14:15, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Support original proposal, do not capitalize the final "to." Whatever the letter of the guideline may be, its spirit cannot be to create titles that appear as awkward as this one would, as Victor falk says. Especially in light of the elipsis, an exception to the general practice of capitalizing final words is warranted here. Xoloz (talk) 02:13, 10 April 2014 (UTC)

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