[Tagging] As the crow flies

ael law_ence.dev at ntlworld.com
Sat Feb 23 09:33:43 UTC 2013

On Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 09:37:13AM +1100, Steve Bennett wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 23, 2013 at 3:29 AM, John F. Eldredge <john at jfeldredge.com> wrote:
> > Footpath, not footpad.  A footpad is a type of robber.  If I saw a path marked as highway=footpad, it would suggest that the path is through a high-crime area, and you are likely to be mugged.
> Hmm, it must be a fairly uncommonly used Australian term.

As a uk native speaker, footpad is an old term for

"A highwayman or robber on foot."
as at least one dictionary has it. And that is the normal understanding
in the uk.


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