Wikipedia is once again only reliable in terms of what it leaves out. Wikipedia is facilitating the creation of myths and fallacies regarding the origins of words, phrases and concepts through its institutional insistence on allowing the publication of amateurish, non-expert claptrap to enter the public domain as though it is expert knowledge.
Slip-shod fallacy by omission has infected most of Wikipedia’s pages like a dysology plague.
Failure to accurately reveal the earliest published source of a word, term or phrase and its related concept strongly implies that the earliest published use of it is undiscoverable.
In today’s fallacy/myth-bust we can see that on Wikipedia on 16th November 2013, its page on salami-slicingfails to reveal where the common term ‘salami fraud’ may have first occurred in print. This weird omission in a publication that claims to be an encyclopaedia of knowledge strongly implies that such knowledge is simply not discoverable.