Talk:Retcon

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I'm not sure why "retcon" is defined as a retronym here -- are you sure you don't mean it's a portmanteau? As I understand it, a retronym is either a backronym (the word exists first, then is wrongly thought to be an acronym, leading to a "spelled-out version" being created) or a term created to specify the original version of something once that's no longer a given ("acoustic guitar," "print zine.")--Penknife 19:26, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

I think you're right. ^_^ -- Liviapenn 19:39, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
Cool, I'll change it.--Penknife 19:50, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Added description of and link to Jossed -- Msilverstar 20:14, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Make Torchwood retcon a link to TW pages?

I'm disconcerted by the two kinds of retcon on the same page. I'd like to make one of those little wikipedia-like definition notes at the top and link to the Torchwood page instead. -- [User:Msilverstar|Msilvverstar]] 21:00, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

I think the name of Torchwood's retcon is a joke playing on the other meaning of retcon, though -- they're not unrelated.--Penknife 22:22, 11 October 2008 (UTC)
I think it belongs on the page. It's describing a retcon-related in-joke on a show. --Kyuuketsukirui 22:33, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

FYI, I removed the comment about "driving around in an SUV with their secret organization's name on it" because it's 1) irrelevant to retcon and 2) factually inaccurate; it isn't the organization that's secret, but what it does. It's clear from the first episode ("Bloody Torchwood!") that the police are well acquainted with Torchwood. - Melina 02:03, 18 October 2008 (UTC)