Talk:culb

Tea room discussionEdit

Note: the below discussion was moved from the Wiktionary:Tea room.

This has been up on the wanted words list for several days now. I've Googled it all to heck, and all I find are surnames and "club" misspelled. I'm inclined to think this isn't a word at all, but just a misspelling of club.—This comment was unsigned. If it was unsigned, I must have made an error. The entry was mine. -- Pinkfud 16:32, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

Given the sheer number of Google returns, I think this qualifies as a common misspelling. --EncycloPetey 17:14, 26 November 2008 (UTC)
Do we differentiate between typos and misspellings? This kind of transposition mistake can only be a typo. — hippietrail 18:56, 26 November 2008 (UTC)
Given the sheer number of Google returns which are typos for "club" (353,000 hits), this merits an entry. It is an extremely common slip-of-the-keys, and is likely to confuse people for whom English is not their first language. --EncycloPetey 16:00, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

I put this on the project-wanted articles queue as an import from a Wikipedia article, where it is defined as some sort of type of glass. Over here, it is now defined as a misspelling of club. I don't think we allow misspelling entries for slip-of-the-keys sort of things, what should be done about this? Teh Rote 03:24, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

Cullet, perhaps? I found no reference to glass in Google searches for "culb". -- Pinkfud 11:03, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
From w:List of English words without rhymes#Words with obscure perfect rhymes:
"bulb /ˈ-ʌlb/, assumed to rhyme with culb, an obsolete word attested from 1683 for a glass distillation vessel"
I haven't been able to find anything to verify that though. Thryduulf 21:30, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
It's in the OED. Couple of cites, both rare, both from the same author. Very obsolete. Ƿidsiþ 21:36, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
Unless there are more cites out there than are given in the OED, this doesn't meet CFI; it should be moved to Citations:culb. -- Visviva 05:41, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
If this word is in the OED, it should be considered a word and kept in the dictionary.

RFV discussion: March–June 2016Edit

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Per the talk page, this has only been used by one author (centuries ago). - -sche (discuss) 03:11, 28 March 2016 (UTC)


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