Talk:South African spies suspended

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Witty title, but potentially offensive[edit]

There are several layering idiomatic usages of the term "Spooks", which might be considered offensive to some readers, especially those of african-american (USA) descent. Is there any way to indicate in the title that this is related to the leadership struggle within the ANC? - Amgine / talk 01:12, 25 October 2005 (UTC)

Wow, thanks. I've never even heard of the term spooks used outside of ghosts and intelligence agents. --Wolfrider 01:26, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
<grin> I'm a bit of a word person, but I didn't think you lived in the USA/SE so you might not have heard the term. See spook on dictionary.reference. - Amgine / talk 01:31, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
  • Haha. Thanks. I've already checked it out. None of my friends knew either. Would you still prefer the title to reflect the ANC conflict? --Wolfrider 01:32, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
MMmm... I think you did a good job bringing it up within the article, and using the word "spies" in the title, while sensationalistic, it does bring the attention to the government/politics side of the events. I think it works as is. - Amgine / talk 01:37, 25 October 2005 (UTC)
Thanks. If you have any problems with the story don't hesitate to notify me. --Wolfrider 01:39, 25 October 2005 (UTC)