Category talk:Still life paintings

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Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose There is no single article or category on the en:wikipedia that points to a still-life writing preference. This certainly don't justify a rename of more than 100 categories. --Foroa (talk) 09:17, 18 June 2012 (UTC)

That might be true, but common sense and my dictionnary say otherwise. If 10 people parrot a mistake, I'm not going to be the 11th. Vincent Steenberg (talk) 10:03, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
btw, on en:wikipedia I see both "Still life painting" and "Still-life painting" being used. Vincent Steenberg (talk) 10:06, 18 June 2012 (UTC)
  • "Still life" without the hyphen is common and accepted, for whatever reason. Reviewing Google Books, there are many examples of book titles without the hyphen... so oppose given the work involved. This is the least of the problems in painting categorization. Boo-Boo Baroo (talk) 22:01, 6 December 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, but I disagree. I think spelling is of upmost importancy. If you think that both are correct, you should be able to point that out in some kind of dictionary. The dictionary I have used clearly says that when still life is used as adjective it's spelled with hyphen. See http://www.thefreedictionary.com/still+life. It even says in the second entry "a still-life painting". Regards, Vincent Steenberg (talk) 09:04, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Symbol oppose vote.svg Oppose If the National Gallery in London thinks that "Still Life" is the right spelling then that's certainly good enough for me - and a lot of other people. For more about still life at the National Gallery see The Story of Still Life; The Modern Still Life etc. Also the dictionary quoted has no serious status within dictionaries generally. See Merriam Webster for example re Still Life. Cosmopolitancats (talk) 00:08, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi Cosmopolitancats, I'm afraid you're wrong. In your example still life is used as a noun (a still life). Still life here is used as an adjective (still-life paintings). So you must look for this last usage. Vincent Steenberg (talk) 06:42, 27 April 2013 (UTC)
Btw, I found this page on the website you provided. Seems pretty conclusive to me. Vincent Steenberg (talk) 18:19, 27 April 2013 (UTC)