Template:Did you know nominations/Helmin Wiels

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The following discussion is an archived discussion of the DYK nomination of the article below. Please do not modify this page. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page (such as this nomination's talk page, the article's talk page or Wikipedia talk:Did you know), unless there is consensus to re-open the discussion at this page. No further edits should be made to this page.

The result was: promoted by BlueMoonset (talk) 05:25, 2 June 2013 (UTC)

Helmin Wiels[edit]

5x expanded by Xocoyotzin (talk). Nominated by Amberrock (talk) at 20:07, 8 May 2013 (UTC).

  • Wiels was a politician that liked to make provocative, interesting statements. I don't think that means he considers that the absolute truth. This seems to me one of those occasions, where he used this as a figure of speech to indicate that the relationship with the Netherlands was not his priority (on a different topic: he was critized for saying that all white dutch should be sent back to NL in body bags… and later on Dutch television said he had never meant to say that seriously).. So a different hook -also one that is a bit less "light" in view of the political murder that happened just a week ago- would be appreciated. L.tak (talk) 21:52, 8 May 2013 (UTC)
  • How about this?
Cheers.—♦♦ AMBER(ЯʘCK) 09:12, 9 May 2013 (UTC)
  • 5x expansion checks out. Article is adequately footnoted and I did not notice evidence of close paraphrasing. The original hook is sourced, but its wording isn't completely valid, as we can't verify what he really thought -- only what he said. The ALT1 hook is verified. The original hook is much more compelling than ALT1, though (and it is strongly related to his pro-independence stance), and it can be easily made suitable by simply changing it to a direct quote:
  • Symbol confirmed.svg ALT2: ... that the recently assassinated Curaçaoan politician Helmin Wiels once said "Dutch is a dead language, the same as Greek or Latin"? --Orlady (talk) 02:37, 2 June 2013 (UTC)