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RFV discussion: March–May 2006Edit

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A method of execution? --Connel MacKenzie T C 17:16, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

Yes. In south Africa - This quote from Winnie Mandela - "Together, hand in hand, with that stick of matches, with our necklace, we shall liberate this country." - and from "Dispatch Online" (1997) - "Winnie Madikizela-Mandela's most famous speech, in which she said anti-apartheid activists would use the gruesome "necklace" method of killing to liberate South Africa, was in effect a call to kill police collaborators in black townships, one of her former colleagues said yesterday." SemperBlotto 17:22, 11 March 2006 (UTC)

The term was used several times in BBC news reports at the time (late 80's early 90's the end of the apartite era). It stuck in my mind quite clearly. MGSpiller 01:45, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

Strong Keep--Richardb 13:34, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Unfortunately yes. The method is to put a tyre over someones head so that it hangs like a neclace, fill it with petrol and set alight. It was common in the 1980s when it was used to kill alleged police informants. Andrew massyn 14:02, 18 March 2006 (UTC)

Cited MGSpiller 21:45, 18 March 2006 (UTC) Consensus: keep Andrew massyn 12:11, 28 May 2006 (UTC)


Is necklace homophone of neckless?--Xan2 (talk) 08:18, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

Yes. Chuck Entz (talk) 13:21, 5 February 2014 (UTC)

RFV discussion: November–December 2012Edit

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Rfv-sense: "Describing a method of murder" (sic). Just looks like the noun used attributively. Maybe it should be speedily deleted, not as if the definition adds anything useful to the entry. Mglovesfun (talk) 13:30, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

I couldn't see any sense in saying, the most necklacest murder, if that helps. RTG (talk) 16:06, 4 November 2012 (UTC)
Real - as an adjective "necklace execution" appears to be fairly common as a term as is "necklace murder". Many cites around, including in newspapers etc. Collect (talk) 03:04, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
No, that's just an attributive use of the noun. SemperBlotto (talk) 07:57, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
Yep. The example I usually give is "tractor parts": tractor is not an adjective. Equinox 11:50, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
The one I got taught is "house keys". You can't say my keys are houser than yours, even though house has only one syllable. Mglovesfun (talk) 13:10, 6 November 2012 (UTC)
RFV-failed (it's a noun). - -sche (discuss) 00:15, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

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