Talk:Thumb signal

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Talk:Thumbs signal)
Jump to: navigation, search

Suggestion - Move[edit]

As just noted in the "Silly title" section, the title of this article isn't good English. It should use the singular noun "thumb", not the plural "thumbs" in conformity with standard English rules. - Eponymous-Archon (talk) 21:40, 9 December 2015 (UTC)

Right. In 2010 the article was moved from Thumbs up to Thumbs Signal in an attempt to be more inclusive of thumbs up AND down. I wouldn't see a problem with keeping information about "thumbs down" on a page entitled "thumbs up", but if we want it to be "signal" it should be singular. If nobody objects in the next week or so I'll change it. Hoof Hearted (talk) 22:31, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
Because I'm not sure I understood, you want it to be "Thumb Signal[s]"? If so, 👍🏽 - Eponymous-Archon (talk) 22:38, 11 January 2017 (UTC)
I was thinking "Thumb signal" per WP:SINGULAR, but yes, maybe the plural signal ("Thumb signals") would be an appropriate exception to the rule. I thought the first sentence might read something like: "A thumb signal, usually referred to as thumbs up or thumbs down, is a common hand gesture..." Hoof Hearted (talk) 15:44, 12 January 2017 (UTC)