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Category talk:Ticker tape

Rename to Category:Ticker tapesEdit

Oppose. Ticker tape is already plural (see plurale tantum) Andy Dingley (talk) 19:29, 18 October 2010 (UTC)
Surely? Isn't it rather singulare tantum? --ŠJů (talk) 23:14, 18 October 2010 (UTC)
  • Oppose as said above. "Tape" long used for quantities including multiple; "ticker tapes" is a neologism seldom if ever seen in print in the era when the technology was common. Infrogmation (talk) 19:37, 18 October 2010 (UTC)
  • For this case, I can understand the plurale tantum argument (one endless stream), but I think that this will not apply to the other forms of tapes, such as the en:Watergate tapes. --Foroa (talk) 06:53, 19 October 2010 (UTC)
    I think, singulare tantum should be used when the term is used as a material name (suitable e. g. for abstract technological schematics), while plural should be used when more individual pieces of tape (e. g. on photographs) are concerned. --ŠJů (talk) 15:42, 20 October 2010 (UTC)
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