[Tagging] [Spam?] JOSM wiki Potlatch2 In consistencesfishmonger vs. seafood

Steve Doerr doerr.stephen at gmail.com
Wed May 18 13:19:36 BST 2011


On 18/05/2011 12:19, M?rtin Koppenhoefer wrote:
> 2011/5/18<john at jfeldredge.com>:
>> In American usage, seafood covers all aquatic-origin food, whether from fresh water, estuaries, or the ocean.
>
> In the context of OSM I am more interested in the British usage.

The word was invented by the Americans in the early 19th century. The 
/OED/ has an amusing quote from 1935: "A writer in the London /Daily 
Mail/ recently complained that an Englishman would find 'positively 
incomprehensible' the American words../sea-food/,..and /hired-girl/."

-- 
Steve
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