Talk:Ford (crossing)

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2004 page move[edit]

Almost every link to this page refers to the Ford Motor Company. I don't look forward to trying to change all the links. I propose moving this page to something like Ford (stream) and changing the few pages that refer to this topic. Then this page can be made a redirect to Ford Motor Company. I know I created this page but I don't remember why. Would anyone oppose this move? Rmhermen 17:26, Jun 10, 2004 (UTC)

I feel that the failure by some editors to use "Ford Motor Company" shouldn't really be condoned by over-riding the use of Ford for the one purpose (especially as it a business name and an abbreviation so somewhat US-centric). Arguably though the current content should move and ford become the primary disambig page rather than the current follow-me routing. --VampWillow 21:14, 10 Jun 2004 (UTC)
I'd like to see this moved to something like Ford (stream). I really don't like these dictionary definitions (Wikipedia is not a dictionary), but I don't think it needs to be deleted. --Nate Silva 23:49, 12 Jun 2004 (UTC)

"Dean" Ford link[edit]

I want to consider removing the "Dean" Ford link as it leads to a dismabiguation page which doesn't appear to have an entry for Dean Ford. Or should it be on that page but isn't? Tenorcnj 17:03, 11 December 2006 (UTC)

Other picture[edit]

I find this picture of Brockenhurst not very 'characteristic' for a ford, since "A ford is a place in a watercourse (most commonly a stream or river)" (so tells the article), not just a river that has temporarily flooded and has caused some pools, as seems to be the case on the image. So if anyone has a good image, please replace the current picture! Or if you agree, at least remove this picture. Anoko moonlight (talk) 02:06, 6 January 2008 (UTC)

Although the picture shows Brockenhurst ford being about two feet deep after heavy rain, it's still a "proper" ford - there's always some water in it. Mr Larrington (talk) 12:04, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Primary meaning - move to Ford[edit]

Since it is clear that this is the primary dictionary meaning of the word, it is recommended that this article is moved to Ford over its existing redirect. However this requires an admin. --Bermicourt (talk) 20:29, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

Schweinfurt definition is wrong[edit]

The name Schweinfurt is not where the pigs cross the river -- that's a folk etymology unrelated to the truth. It comes from the old word "schwinne", meaning diminishing. Beyond that point, opportunities to ford are few. 138.162.128.53 (talk) 17:52, 31 May 2011 (UTC)