Talk:Pick-up lines

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I don't know if some of these should be considered pick-up lines:

  • Does this rag smell like chloroform to you?
  • Scream and I will kill the kitten!

I suppose they were posted to be humourous, but they really aren't pick-up lines. They're something someone would say before committing a sex crime. I think they should be removed. Thoughts? —This unsigned comment is by 23:07, 17 April 2006 (UTC) (talkcontribs)[reply]

My thought is that this entire article is questionable. Not a single current quote has a source. As far as verifiability goes, "Scream and I will kill the kitten" has as much value to Wikiquote as "If I said you had a nice body would you hold it against me?" What makes Wikiquote rise above the hundreds of other quote sites is its focus on provided real sources for quotes, just as Wikipedia does for its material. In the case of "beautiful body", for instance, citing the eponymous country song, including its artist and first album appearance (all easily fetched from All-Music Guide), would help establish at least some source. (From there, we could attempt to find earlier sources, as this was a well-known pick-up line before the song came out.)
Another problem with an article like this is that people assume that they can make up new lines, which is totally unacceptable. Again, this abuse of the editing ease of wiki projects is addressed by deleting anything that doesn't have a source. Right now, that means everything in the entire article.


For anyone who cares about this article, I recall reading several groaners of pick-up lines (from Ozzie Isaacs, as he gives pseudo-sage advice to eager adolescent Orion while they walk the Silfen paths) in Peter F. Hamilton's science fiction novels Pandora's Star and the just-released Judas Unchained. Citing the specific lines, the author, book, and page numbers would also be considered valid (starting) sources. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 02:05, 18 April 2006 (UTC)[reply]

Cleaned up[edit]

I have removed all sections that are unreferenced or do not specifically indicate that they are a quote of a particular person. This is, after all, Wikiquote, not Wiki-pickup-line. Risker 04:53, 7 September 2008 (UTC)[reply]