Dung->Excrements move

Didn't notice the canonicity of "Dung" over other terms until after moving the page. Feel free to move the page back, but as far as I know, "Dung" does not apply to human excrements. DresdenFilesReader 09:44, July 13, 2015 (UTC)

Actually, I think the above poster is mistaken on the last point. I have seen "dung" used for human waste.
Another issue raised by this move is use of plurals; I'm surprised that there seems to be no official policy on this. The policy used on the His Dark Materials Wiki (which I think is the sensible policy) is that singular titles should be used for articles unless there is some compelling reason to do otherwise, because singular->plural is usually easier to do than the other way around (e.g. [[item]]s as opposed to [[items|item]]). — RobertATfm (talk) 10:27, July 13, 2015 (UTC)
Well, according to the entry on OED, dung can be applied to the human product; I'm therefore conceding the point to Robert above. However, it's a rare usage, so, unless there's a solidly canon-based reason to do otherwise, I'm still in favor of a more commonly used word, which excrement is. Or, since it's shorter, faeces, which I find is the british spelling.
Never expected to discuss such a scatological (or should I say eschatological?) topic on Harry Potter wiki. DresdenFilesReader 19:52, July 13, 2015 (UTC)
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