Talk:adult

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Definition[change]

I've reverted the recent change by PaulBustion87, for a several reasons. Firstly he changed it to be only a legal definition of human adults, when it's a wider term and has scientific and biological meanings too that are nothing to do with law. The original definition covers all the bases and it seems incorrect to narrow it down to only a legal human one. Secondly, he changed the example on the apparent understanding that it was defining an adult as over 12, when it clearly is doing no such thing. It's simply an example of the usage of the word "adult" - and it would be silly using PaulBustion87's invented example stating something that is not true in any jurisdiction that I'm aware of (while the "12" example is true in at least some jurisdictions). Thirdly, judging by his edit summary, this seems to be a fallout from his battles with editors on en.wiki, and that should not overflow to here. Mr Potto (talk) 08:36, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

Ok, I'm sorry about that Mr. Potto. I guess their criticism of me there should not apply to how I should edit here.--PaulBustion88 (talk) 08:54, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
Ok, Mr. Potto, in fairness to myself, it was wrong of me to name those editors here,but one of them criticized me for referring to 15 year olds and older as adults, and her reasoning was that only people 18 and older are legally adults. That's why I thought this was correct. --PaulBustion88 (talk) 08:57, 10 May 2015 (UTC)