Petition Is a Mermaid a Mermaid if it does not have a tail?

A statue has been created of a naked woman with legs sitting on rocks which has been called a Mermaid. A debate is required to establish if it can be called a Mermaid if it has no tail.

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It was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government

This petition has been rejected with the following reason given:

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