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Subject: So . . .
Author: Chrisell   (Authenticated as Chrisell)
Date: October 3, 2006 at 8:45:12 PM
Reply to: Re: Sources please . . . by Bareassed
. . . so if it's written on the internet, it must be true? Come ON. Google searching does not constitute fact-finding.

As I said, you need to provide sources, not just mention that there are some; and the sources that you provide need to be reliable. If you have obtained the information from a website, you need to be able to show where that website got its information.

It's well known to all of the researchers on this board that many of the "Baby Name" sites are more interested in attracting visitors than they are in providing etymologically accurate information. The sites frequently invent meanings, alter meanings to make them more appealing, and re-interpret meanings to make them more interesting. They cannot be relied on to provide researched facts.

So yes, resent it if you like, but unless you provide reliable, verified sources you cannot claim to be providing facts; and you will be repeatedly asked to do so by the regulars on this board.


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