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piercing image[edit]

Here's a nape piercing: Image:Neck Piercing.jpg -- AnonMoos (talk) 10:09, 1 January 2008 (UTC)


Not sure which language that's from; it's not in either my Latin or Greek dictionaries, and the on-line Lewis and Short turns up nothing: [1] -- AnonMoos (talk) 13:12, 11 March 2010 (UTC)

Citation needed[edit]

Please add a citation about mammals carrying their young by the scruff. I searched specifically for cats and found this on Google:

My search on Google Scholar was this:

It found this:

It also found this: -- 13:02, 20 April 2010 User:Thecurran

Is it a citation really very urgently "needed" if the assertion is not at all controversial or disputed? (Especially by anyone who's ever observed a cat with young kittens who is changing her "nest" site...) AnonMoos (talk) 15:38, 20 April 2010 (UTC)
I didn't think it was needed either until some news i saw this week. Google Kardashian scruff news and U may find that swathes of the public are calling picking up a cat by its scruff cruelty. [2] maybe spam ([]) [3] [4] [5] [6] -- 14:15, 21 April 2010 User:Thecurran
I think it's supposed to apply to humans doing that -- because normally a mother cat moves her "nest" site at least once before the kittens grow up, and the only way she has to carry a kitten from the old nest to the new nest is with her teeth gripping its scruff (she sure as heck can't carry it in her arms!). Anyway, if you read closely, you can see that they aren't directly accusing Kardashian of cruelty, but saying that the photograph might encourage others to treat cats cruelly. If you really demand a source for mother cats carrying kittens by the scruff, I can supply one, but it won't be any of the URLs above... AnonMoos (talk) 20:07, 21 April 2010 (UTC)
Please do so. I would really appreciate that. Warmest Regards, :)—thecurran Speak your mind my past 02:46, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

The current citation is not web-based so it is quite difficult to check. I understand U disapprove of my links but could U please provide something more operational? News media are still following this story and showing divergent views of scruff-handling.,2933,591367,00.html Warmest Regards, :)—thecurran Speak your mind my past 12:03, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

The non-Google-Books URLs in your post of "13:02, 20 April 2010" were not very suitable, and that didn't encourage me to go on to Google Books, since Google Books kind of strains my browser to the limit. I'll further expand the article, but there's really no requirement that Wikipedia sources be accessible on-line... AnonMoos (talk) 13:40, 23 April 2010 (UTC)

time period and cultures[edit]

I believe that a link back or a time period should be referenced while explaining about a Geisha. Does anyone agree with this? Additionally, should there be a description about various cultures and how they view napes? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:34, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Actually, the Kittredge Cherry book doesn't mention Geishas at all in this context; I was just linking to the other place on Wikipedia where traditional Japanese nape-attraction was somewhat discussed. If other cultures attach special meaning to the nape, then this can be discussed. AnonMoos (talk) 03:37, 10 December 2012 (UTC)