Talk:Talkoot

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refs to be fixed[edit]

ref in swedish NOT finnish as article says - should be fixed —Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.113.96.60 (talk) 02:46, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Untitled[edit]

I think that the title and the text should use the form talkoot, not talko.

The word talko originates from Finnnish word talkoot, and that word is well known in Finnish language. Both the words are only known in Finland, among Finnish and Swedish speaking people. The Swedish speaking people are a minority in Finland, the Finnish speakers are a clear majority. The Finnish speaking people almost always use the form talkoot. So it is utterly reasonable to use the form talkoot in this article. I have never heard the for talko, it sounds hilarious to me, something like tanko or salko. I also have a sneak suspicion that the singular form is talkoo, not talko. [1] Otherwise the plural would be talot, which means houses! I did a Google test and couldn't find the word talko from texts in Finnish. (The exception was a name of a student organization, but it is an acronym, and has nothing to do with talkoot.) Talkoo and talkoot occurred in Finnish texts, though.-Hapsiainen

Corrected according to reasoning stated above. 62.220.237.68 21:45, 18 January 2006 (UTC) My comment, wasn't logged. Santtus 21:47, 18 January 2006 (UTC)

Merging with Bee[edit]

Until a few moments ago, I had never heard of the word "bee" being used in this context -- probably because this is not a British custom and has no equivalent in British English. It seems to me that the Finnish custom is sufficiently unique to warrant its own article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Not2late (talkcontribs) 20:33, 31 October 2009 (UTC)

I agree with Not2late. The article should stand alone because of its Finnish distinction and peculiarity; it does not seem to be a sufficiently close mirror of the American bee, and the minor cultural notes attendant upon the Finnish practice call for separate treatment. The {{merge}} template was in place almost a year with only one comment in response on this talk page, so I have removed it because of the lack of interest it provoked. --O'Dea (talk) 17:08, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

an example[edit]

There is a shortage of examples of this living cultural happening. Here is one: http://www.appropedia.org/Kasvitietotalkoot I have not added to the article as I was involved - perhaps someone can who has a NPOV or can find other examples to add. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 88.113.96.60 (talk) 02:50, 9 February 2011 (UTC)