User talk:SilkTork

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Your move of Distilled beverage[edit]

Hello. I reverted your move of Distilled beverage to Distilled drink. While it may be true that "drink" is generally more common than "beverage" in most uses, that does not seem to be the case for this particular multi-word phrase. When I saw your move, I immediately reacted by thinking that the phrase "distilled drink" seemed rather awkward. At first I wasn't sure why. Then a search using Google Ngram confirmed my suspicion. The term "distilled beverage(s)" seems to be more common in reliable sources than "distilled drink(s)". In the context of (distilled) liquor, my impression is that a "drink" is a single portion served in a glass, not the bulk substance that comes in the bottle. A "drink" might also typically refer to a mixed drink rather than one of its constituent liquids. It seems to me that a drink is not something that is distilled. Something is distilled first, and then it becomes a drink later. (See also the similar comments I just made at Talk:Alcoholic drink.) —BarrelProof (talk) 17:09, 2 August 2017 (UTC)

I left a comment on Talk:Alcoholic drink. I understand your thinking (and empathise with it); however, Distilled beverage is now at odds with the cat Category:Distilled drinks and with the parent articles Alcoholic drink and Drink. I think your aim should be to get total acceptance for using beverage across Wikipedia in place of drink - and if you are unable to achieve that, restore Distilled beverage to Distilled drink so we have a consistency. Readers get puzzled with variations from the norm, and look for meanings that may not be there. SilkTork ✔Tea time 10:09, 3 August 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for the response. I'll try to primarily continue the conversation at Talk:Alcoholic drink rather than here to avoid duplication and engage the broader community. However, regarding whether it is my aim "to get total acceptance for using beverage across Wikipedia in place of drink", I would not say that is the case – at least that is not my current thinking. This just started with a gut reaction that "distilled drink" clangs rather oddly in my ears. My suspicion seemed confirmed by a Google Ngram check. I don't really have a grand plan. —BarrelProof (talk) 15:38, 3 August 2017 (UTC)

The Philosopher's Stone[edit]

Hi SilkTork. I have responded on my talk page. Thanks  Kitchen Roll  (Exchange words) 11:35, 18 September 2017 (UTC)

Talk:Native Americans#Requested move 18 September 2017[edit]

What are your further thoughts on this? (Respond at linked page). I've provided some dictionary entry links you might want to take a look at. The Transhumanist 17:28, 27 September 2017 (UTC)