[Tagging] Are tunnels only below ground? (Was

Anthony osm at inbox.org
Wed Nov 4 15:03:32 GMT 2009


On Wed, Nov 4, 2009 at 6:22 AM, Martin Koppenhoefer
<dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/11/4 Richard Bullock <rb357 at cantab.net>
>>
>> We don't *have* to stick to dictionary definitions here when tagging, as
>> long as the meaning is clear;
>>
> exactly, this is not generally about dictionary definitions but about the
> meaning of words. Dictionaries can give you hints if you're unsure. If we
> use tunnel for all kind of holes you can creep in, the meaning will no
> longer be clear.
>
Personally I'm fine with a definition of tunnel that doesn't include
"underground".  But we need a definition.  So far no one seems to have
provided one.

>>
>> A passageway through a building (but, say, without being inside that
>> building) is, to all intents and purposes, a tunnel.
>
> a passageway through a building that is not inside that building will be
> hard to find. (how do you define: is not inside?)

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