Talk:List of eponyms (L–Z)

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Unexplained Eponyms[edit]

Martin Mailman's eponym is unexplained. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:06, 13 April 2011 (UTC)


Some of the eponyms assume an understanding of British-centric terms such as "ladybird" (under the "Mary" entry) and "googly" (in the corresponding A-K list). These terms could be better described for non-Britons. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:12, 13 April 2011 (UTC)


it seems some editors are disputing whether santorum (neologism) belongs on this list, and are undoing each other. i have restored the material, and hope that the parties can come to a consensus here. -badmachine 11:30, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

I don't see consensus for it. Dreadstar 01:52, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
It looks like the opposition is mostly due to editors who do not believe that "Santorum" is recognized as a word by any authority, such as a dictionary. I do see that Lewinsky (neologism) is on the list.   Will Beback  talk  04:21, 2 July 2011 (UTC)
In the absence of consensus the neologism should be deleted. So I did so. I'm not a censor as my edits in Merkin and other articles clearly show. In addition to principles found in WP:NOT and WP:NEO you must consider WP:BLP. Trilobitealive (talk) 14:17, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
Note in my original deletion comment I did not include a link to WP:BLP. This was because I was first of all considering the issue of having a neologism on the page which merely linked to the history of attempts to create it. However, upon reflection, the ethics of how we treat living persons in our encyclopedia appears to require the deletion even more urgently. This is despite my general personal opinion that most politicians and most media personalities are (expletive deleted), since we should not insert our personal points of view into Wikipedia.Trilobitealive (talk) 14:34, 30 June 2012 (UTC)

Pinter and Pinteresque[edit]

Can't understand how "Pinteresque" could have gone missing for so long. It would be more commonly used than 80% of the rest. It's in the online OED, it has its own WP page (well a subsection on the page) and appears in numerous dictionaries. Evey English student and theatre lover knows it, and its meaning is perfectly apparent. There is no one else who wrote like he did, and scenes from his plays are manifestly his and no one else's. I remember hearing it all the time back in Mod Eng 1 in 1969. Perhaps Pinter himself didn't like it, but he's gone now. Anyway, if the great man didn't care for it, perhaps he could have done something less...well...less Pinteresque, like Cats, or Phantom of the Opera.Myles325a (talk) 09:32, 5 May 2016 (UTC)