[Tagging] historic tagging, obelisks

Elizabeth Dodd edodd at billiau.net
Tue Feb 1 19:55:09 GMT 2011


On Tue, 1 Feb 2011 15:39:22 +0100
M∡rtin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:

> think about the Eiffel tower in Paris. It is (IMHO) clearly a
> monument, but it was originally built as a temporal structure for the
> world fair. I won't be a monument according to the definition given
> above.

I see people classifying the Eiffel Tower as a monument on the web, but
in the branch of English I use, it isn't a monument, for the reasons
you give above.

Calling the Eiffel Tower a monument is an example of how English
changes. And people here are trying to capture English terms for things.



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