[Tagging] How to overcome lack of consensus

Philip Barnes phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Wed Sep 18 12:53:51 UTC 2013

On Mon, 2013-09-16 at 16:41 +0200, Matthijs Melissen wrote:

> - Should we use shop=betting or shop=bookmaker?
> - Should we use shop=fishmonger or shop=seafood?

Actually I think this provides an insight into where problems are seen,
and damaging mass edits occur, when in reality there is no problem and
separate tags are in fact correct.

In British English seafood generally refers to shellfish. So a seafood
shop will be a shop, usually at the seaside, where you buy prawns,
mussels, cockles and things that are ready to eat, with vinegar, as you
walk along the front. To tag this a fishmonger would be misleading.

A fishmonger on the other hand, sells fresh fish that you take home to
cook. Cases do occur, where a shop does both.

Again, and I am no expert on betting, but my understanding is that a
bookmaker is someone who can agree bets and set odds. A Betting shop is
a place where you place a bet with odds set elsewhere.

Phil (trigpoint)

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