Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Hypotenuse highway

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The result of the debate was delete. The phrase seems to be a neologism, so the redirect seemed unnecessary. Joyous 03:10, Mar 15, 2005 (UTC)

Hypotenuse highway[edit]

As far as I can tell, this term is not used. I am a roadgeek and have never heard the term. Anything worth saying is already at bypass. --SPUI (talk) 03:43, 9 Mar 2005 (UTC)

  • Delete. Google gives zero hits for "hypotenuse highway". -- Brhaspati (talkcontribs) 04:16, 2005 Mar 9 (UTC)
  • I clicked this hoping to read some interesting things about triangles or mathematics :( ... sigh. Other than that, it has relavent information at bypass. Delete. Tygar 04:32, Mar 9, 2005 (UTC)
  • Delete Andrew Lenahan - Starblind 15:45, Mar 9, 2005 (UTC)
  • Delete. SamuraiClinton is quickly confirming my suspicion that he's the neologism vandal. Rhobite 20:51, Mar 9, 2005 (UTC)
  • Redirect to Bypass, I am sorry for creating this article, I never knew a setup of 2 existing words separated by a space would sometimes be considered a neologism to Wikipedia article standards. SamuraiClinton 21:36, Mar 9, 2005 (UTC)
    • I redirected the article to Bypass. Tygar 06:34, Mar 10, 2005 (UTC)
  • I'd still recommend deleting the redirect, given that the term was made-up. Though I'm not sure that keeping it would hurt. --SPUI (talk) 15:27, 10 Mar 2005 (UTC)
  • My suspicions are akin to Rhobite's, given both Special:Contributions/SamuraiClinton (which includes Wikipedia:Votes for deletion/Vfd and Template:picneed amongst many others) and Wiktionary:Special:Contributions/SamuraiClinton. Speedy Delete the redirect. Uncle G 11:17, 2005 Mar 11 (UTC)
  • I have occasionally heard people use "hypoteneuse" as a slangy synonym for "bypass", but it's not in any sense a standard term that belongs in an encyclopedia. IME, it's largely restricted to mathgeeks who think they're being clever and witty. Redirecting to bypass was a good call. Bearcat 00:43, 14 Mar 2005 (UTC)

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