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Category:Pedal boats[edit]

A pedal boat is a pedalo. Therefore Category:Pedaloes should be used. -- Robert Weemeyer (talk) 11:35, 1 October 2012 (UTC)

Those "pedal boat" and "pedalo" are apparently the US English and UK English terms for the same thing. I think "pedalo" is pretty much completly unfamiliar to US English speakers. I don't have any strong opinion as to if UK or US English should be used here, but the categories should probably be conolodated, and whichever name is not used should be left as a redirect and the term explained for the benifit of speakers of other dialects. -- Infrogmation (talk) 21:00, 4 October 2012 (UTC)
In this case I would suggest "pedal boat" as the more self-explanatory term for the category title, with a note about the usage of "pedalo" on the cat page. --Mirokado (talk) 14:35, 18 October 2012 (UTC)
  • Merge as above. I hadn't heard the word "pedalo" before but since it is the older category (and also the more populated one) I guess keeping that name would cause less disruption. —David Eppstein (talk) 07:22, 5 December 2012 (UTC)

Merged to Category:Pedaloes, which is older. --rimshottalk 21:34, 21 May 2013 (UTC)