[Tagging] Pre-RFC: shop=mall versus shop=shopping_centre

Steve Doerr doerr.stephen at gmail.com
Tue Oct 21 14:19:14 UTC 2014


On 21/10/2014 12:06, Brad Neuhauser wrote:
> I agree with Matthjis--I don't see much of a clearly defined and 
> widely agreed on difference between the two. Given that, and the small 
> usage of shopping_centre, I agree with should deprecate shopping_centre.
>

Just chipping in to say that 'mall' is still considered a foreign word 
in Britain. The OED defines it thus:

'Chiefly N. Amer., Austral., and N.Z. A shopping precinct or street 
closed to vehicles; a large (usually covered) shopping centre'.

-- 
Steve

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