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I request that the word 'Clicko' not be deleted from Wiktionary. It may not have been entered in the correct format, but it is similar in nature to the word 'Typo' which is in Wiktionary. If you look at the defintion I think you will see the word has merit to be added to Wiktionary. Thanks —This comment was unsigned.

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As much as I use this word, I seriously doubt it has entered the general lexicon. I do not think it meets Wiktionary's criteria. But the outcome of the request for deletion nomination will be a better clarification. --Connel MacKenzie 15:19, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

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Move to RFV perhaps? Has this entered the general lexicon now? --Connel MacKenzie 15:16, 27 September 2007 (UTC)

I’d say, with 170 GBS hits (although it isn’t clear if it’s used to mean a lapsus muris). † Raifʻhār Doremítzwr 15:31, 27 September 2007 (UTC)
If even one of those hits corresponds to this sense, I'm missing it. There are two clearly valid senses not currently in the entry, viz. a kind of snap-on fastener and an old US theatrical slang term for "successful" (documented by Mencken, no less). And "clicko" also apparently means something in French. But although I think this term has entered the lexicon, the only acceptable source I can find is Usenet. And the community does not seem unanimous on the matter of accepting verification through Usenet only. -- Visviva 00:54, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
Move to RFV. -- Visviva 00:54, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
I didn't see any of the "typo" related meanings on the first page of results. AFAIK, this is a brain-o for "mis-click." A couple years ago, someone (not you) had a discussion somewhere on Wiktionary, about typo, scanno/scan-o, misclick/mis-click/click-o, think-o, brain-o, etc. At the time, it was laughable to even remotely consider putting such entries into Wiktionary. I imagine some of you would call that "progress." --Connel MacKenzie 01:00, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
I agree that this is dubious, but it seems like three durably archived independent citations spanning at least a year would be sufficient to resolve any doubts. (But as I said I'm increasingly uncomfortable with entries that are substantiated solely by Usenet.) The larger issue is valid, but I can't conceive of any way to distinguish a brain-o from an actual word. -- Visviva 02:35, 28 September 2007 (UTC)
Don't we need Usenet for youth, slang, and colloquial terms? DCDuring 17:31, 5 November 2007 (UTC)
As plausible as this entry is, I am only able to find support on one usenet list for this sense, though the dated sense (related perhaps to saying that something "really clicked") should be in. DCDuring TALK 18:26, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Cited. DAVilla 06:45, 26 March 2008 (UTC)


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