[OSM-talk] [RFC] shop = laundromat
david at frankieandshadow.com
Fri Dec 14 12:24:37 GMT 2007
On 14/12/2007 12:17, Matthew wrote:
> Gervase Markham <gerv-gmane at gerv.net <mailto:gerv-gmane at gerv.net>>:
> >In the UK, these are normally laundrys or laundrettes. (I'm not sure of
> >the distinction.) I've not seen the term laundromat used.
> Quite right. I would say a laundry is a facility to which the public
> don't have access, which washes clothes on behalf of others.
> Edoardo Marascalchi:
> >sad to say this is another UK vs. Rest of the World, because US way of
> >naming is well know around the world where UK way is'nt.
> >Landromat means something to me in a natural way, where laundrettes not.
> But exactly the opposite for me. Either the tag should mention both, or
> in the UK it should be different to what it says in other places. Don't
> you remember "My beautiful Landrette"
> <http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091578/>? ;-)
It's just a tag value, why so much angst? Either laundromat or
laundrette will do quite nicely, they both mean the same thing.
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