Last modified on 27 June 2006, at 03:05

Talk:paring knife

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Convoluted DefinitionEdit

This entry, like much of Wikipedia, suffers from a convoluted definition.  "Such as apples" is not in the least necessary, and the defintion, IMHO, is better without it because it would be more general, and you can pare both vegetables and fruits. — V-ball 18:10, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

  • It looks ok to me - TopAce 18:30, 26 June 2006 (UTC)

I agree it's not necessary, but to me it adds something, because paring is a very specific kind of peeling. (You would not use a paring knife to peel an orange, for example.) Without getting into a convoluted attempt at defining specifically what paring means, the mention of an apple by example is supposed to suggest to the reader what kind of fruit and what kind of peeling action we're talking about.

I'm sorry you thought the definition was convoluted, and it is a bit unusual (deliberately so), but I had a couple of things I was specifically trying to get across to the reader with those apparently extra words.

But with all that said, I'm biased, because I composed the originally-worded definition. If other people agree it's convoluted or that the mention of apples is unnecessary, I certainly won't object if it gets edited.

scs 03:05, 27 June 2006 (UTC)