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I vote to change the phrase (first paragraph under Usage) "and is also a factor making L difficult to pronounce users of languages such as Japanese or Chinese that either lack or have different values for L" to ... something else. We might be geeks, but Japanese is *not* a computer program. :) Any objections for "speaker" instead? (I just want to make sure it's general enough to cover what "users" is supposed to. "Speakers and writers" may be more general, but I think it has more to do with speaking, since it's talking about difficulty in pronouncing a letter/sound.) --RMo 21:20, 20 Apr 2005 (UTC)


Most other letters mention what the Egyptian hieroglyph meant. (talk) 04:24, 27 August 2010 (UTC)


"In stereochemistry, S (sinister) signifies an anti-clockwise arrangement..." Yes, fine, but what does it have to do with L? JIP | Talk 10:45, 16 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Back in the day l was not only a letter but a symbol of peace. In church thay would say l be with you hippies would say l out and after wars people would hang ls on their doors —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:12, 18 November 2010 (UTC)


Is L a drug or something in nelly's ride wit me he says smoke a l in the back... but they bleep out 'L' in MTv and [V] and everything, why?

Oh I'm sick of this. No-one answers my questions anymore, please someone answer.

I don't know man.Cameron Nedland 23:45, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

L is a term for the rolled up cigar that is used to smoke marijuana.

also called a blunt! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:48, 7 April 2008 (UTC)

Death note[edit]

I was looking for something on the character L from Death note

Fixed —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bobthesmiley (talkcontribs) 03:52, 12 February 2007 (UTC).

Can we discuss |_ as similar to L[edit]

This is a similarity.-- (talk) 06:59, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Why? Msclockwatcher (talk) 20:26, 18 August 2012 (UTC)


Shouldnt this page make mention of Avogadro's constant, as in chemistry? (L = 6.22 x 10^23) Aska 21:49, 9 February 2006 (UTC)


There is vandalism under physics that needs to be fixedJMo89 03:59, 26 March 2007 (UTC)JMo89 3/25/07

Roman numeral[edit]

L = 50 —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:11, 3 January 2011 (UTC)

Question; back and walk[edit]

Question; does back actually rhyme with walk? I noticed this in the article - I appreciate that my accent isn't everybody's, but I can't actually think of how that would happen - can someone please correct me? ~CortalUXTalk? 02:37, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

  • The article doesn't say that back rhymes with walk—in fact, it says just the opposite, that the L in "walk" is an indicator that it does not rhyme with "back". (Quote from the article: "[the L's] presence modifies other letters' sounds, i.e. 'wak' [that is, "walk" without the L] might be more likely to be pronounced such that it would rhyme with 'back'") ----Smeazel (talk) 08:37, 26 June 2011 (UTC)
The article currently claims that the L in "walk" is silent. I don't think so; citation from linguists that it's completely silent, in all English accents? It isn't under careful pronunciation as far as I can tell. Allens (talk | contribs) 05:28, 25 April 2012 (UTC)
Cambridge British English Dictionary, Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, Oxford Dictionary, Wiktionary show all pronunciations of "walk" without [l]. —Coroboy (talk) 18:58, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

Contested deletion[edit]

This article should not be speedy deleted as having no substantive content, because... REALLY? DELETING 'L'? -- (talk) 21:33, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

It hasn't been tagged for speedy deletion. —Bruce1eetalk 04:54, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
in english l is l  — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:05, 3 April 2015 (UTC) 

Luke Rasberry[edit]

Luke was born on the earth. He is a very accomplished wrestler and football player. Luke slightly resembles Bruce Lee. But, he is definetly NOT Bruce Lee. In Luke's free time he will, play basketball, lift weights, sleep, and read about the latest news from multiple sources. Contrary to many's belief, Luke is not Manny Pacquiao. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lukeraz (talkcontribs) 02:52, 5 May 2015 (UTC)