Talk:Ransom

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The word ransom was linked in several articles about kidnapping and extortion. I will remove these as links, since I can't think of any article we'd have except the definition, and this isn't a dictionary. Lou I 20:58, 13 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Should ransom be split off. Is there enough to make it a encyclopedic article? GfloresTalk 07:13, 4 April 2006 (UTC)
I think I am going to go out on a limb and make a seperate Ransom (disambiguation) page. I am going to leave the basic info at the top of the page and move all the links at the bottom to the disambiguation page and try and clean them up. As far as this page goes, it is pretty sad at the moment, but it could be turned into a historical perspective on ransom, it's societal impact, common occurances, so on and so forth. I think that it could be turned into a really nice article, but it needs a LOT of work first.Warhorus 23:47, 28 May 2006 (UTC)

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Libya / Bulgarian Nurses etc.[edit]

Is this comment really relevant? Wikipedia is not a political soapbox. Have removed this section. Please comment if you think it should be reinstated, giving reasons. --I 18:54, 3 August 2007 (UTC)

legal history[edit]

Isn't there some interesting history to add to this topic? E.g., at one point ransom was the alternative to accepting a lawful death/exile sentence against a member of your household? Cesiumfrog (talk) 23:11, 1 November 2010 (UTC)

Obama Quote[edit]

This image of a quote seems to need explanation. Other than containing the word, how does this quote and the related situation relate to the concept of a ransom? As it is now, the image does not illustrate the concepts of the article and should be removed. Piboy51 (talk) 14:50, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Basic meaning of the word[edit]

Hi, I thought it would be nice to swap the two meanings [the following is quoted from Merriam Webster online with a slight modification by me]: 1) money paid or demanded for the release of someone or something from captivity; 2) the act of ransoming; because (1) is the more basic meaning of the word. (See English dictionaries.) Currently, the article starts with (2) and meaning (1) is treated as if it were secondary ("or it may refer to the sum of money involved"). Ryofurue (talk) 03:30, 26 January 2015 (UTC)