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Partners[edit]

Hi Lambiam, IP folk keep adding that Barış Arduç and Elçin Sangu are partners without providing a source to verify it. I keep reverting, for weeks now. Could you put a ref in if it is true. Thanks scope_creep (talk) 19:51, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

I've attempted a couple of times, but can't find anything to confirm it. scope_creep (talk) 19:56, 3 February 2018 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Bayesian[edit]

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An article that you have been involved in editing—Bayesian—has been proposed for merging with another article. If you are interested, please participate in the merger discussion. Thank you. Shhhnotsoloud (talk) 14:17, 20 February 2018 (UTC)

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Castellanos (surname)[edit]

Hi User:Lambiam, would you be able to add an origin and background on the surname article for Castellanos/Kastellanos please?

I've found a reliable source ([1]), but I can't paraphrase it correctly for Wikipedia. It might be worth noting the Spanish pronounciation (roughly k aa s t eh - y AA n oh s) and diaspora in Latin America too. --Theo (contribs) 20:19, 26 March 2018 (UTC)

I couldn't find any even marginally notable person whose surname goes back to Greek Kastellanos (Καστελλάνος), so even if the source is right that this is the actual origin of the Castellanos family name of some American families, adding the information would seem to give this undue weight.  --Lambiam 22:59, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
After looking, I found all the notables are from either Latin America, Spain or the United States, so I agree to leave the Greek spelling out of the article. I see the Trump (surname) article has a summary which could be used as a model, it's probably one of the best written surname articles on Wikipedia at the moment. --Theo (contribs) 04:17, 27 March 2018 (UTC)

Cohan description[edit]

Hi Lambiam, would you be able to add an origin and background on the Cohan surname article please? I've found a source, but I'm worried about quoting it too closely.

The current description is completely unsourced (going against WP:V) and claims it's unrelated to the Jewish name Cohen.

The Hanks source supports the Irish origin given but also supports the name being a variant of Cohen; "variant of Irish Cohane, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Cadhain (see COYNE 2). Variant of spelling Jewish (Ashkenazic) COHEN. This spelling of the Jewish name is found mainly in France".

The actress Lauren Cohan also adopted the name from her Jewish stepfather ([2]). --Theo (contribs) 18:19, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Metrocity[edit]

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Haircut (finance)[edit]

Greetings. There is an ongoing discussion in the Talk page of the article "Haircut (finance)." As a past contributor to that article, I invite you to participate since it's a rather important issue for the subject. Take care. -The Gnome (talk) 11:21, 3 July 2018 (UTC)

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Merry Merry[edit]

Christmas tableau.jpg Happy Christmas!
Hello Lambiam,
Early in A Child's Christmas in Wales the young Dylan and his friend Jim Prothero witness smoke pouring from Jim's home. After the conflagration has been extinguished Dylan writes that

Nobody could have had a noisier Christmas Eve. And when the firemen turned off the hose and were standing in the wet, smoky room, Jim's Aunt, Miss. Prothero, came downstairs and peered in at them. Jim and I waited, very quietly, to hear what she would say to them. She said the right thing, always. She looked at the three tall firemen in their shining helmets, standing among the smoke and cinders and dissolving snowballs, and she said, "Would you like anything to read?"

My thanks to you for your efforts to keep the 'pedia readable in case the firemen chose one of our articles :-) Best wishes to you and yours and happy editing in 2019. MarnetteD|Talk 02:09, 19 December 2018 (UTC)