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Rfv-sense - name of a standard textbook.

Hmm. I'm sure that there are many standard textbooks that are referred to by the author's surname. I can remember my dad (once a policeman) saying "look in Moriarty", and I once saw a copy of it on a lawyer's table when I was doing jury service. However, I can't find anything on Google books in which this sense is used. Would it even meet our CFI (deletists not withstanding)? SemperBlotto 15:13, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

Your stated grounds make it not seem like an RfD matter. Why bring it here except for attributive-use citation? This seems about as currently notable-by-use in its context as Pericles and more likely to have attributive use under some definition of "attributive". DCDuring TALK 16:17, 13 March 2010 (UTC)
Move to RFD. Any reference book can be referred to by its author's name. Equinox 21:58, 14 March 2010 (UTC)
Now at Requests for deletion
Delete per Equinox, not offering anything useful. Mglovesfun (talk) 12:27, 16 March 2010 (UTC)
Move to RFV, needs to pass WT:Brand. Polarpanda 13:40, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

Delete This is just the proper name of a book. Michael Z. 2010-03-18 17:29 z

It's not a brand anymore than Shelley and Shakespeare are. Mglovesfun (talk) 20:11, 19 March 2010 (UTC)
Send back to RFV and evaluate under the CFI for brand names. We have a million of these in law. Prosser on Torts; Corbin on Contracts; McCarthy on Trademarks. Find me three uses in print by unrelated authors which give no further sense of the type of thing to which is referred, and this can be kept. bd2412 T 01:45, 21 March 2010 (UTC)
No, it's not a brand name; it's a book citation. Every book, academic paper, or other publication can be cited by its author's name, or by just the title, author–year, author–title, title–year, ISBN, or some other conventional identifier. Proper names are not includable as such. We are wt:NOT a catalogue of publications. Michael Z. 2010-03-25 18:53 z

Delete per MZ.​—msh210 16:52, 22 April 2010 (UTC)
Deleted the definition in question. Mglovesfun (talk) 16:28, 11 May 2010 (UTC)


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