[Tagging] Tagging scrapyards, junkyards
phil at trigpoint.me.uk
Fri Jan 22 10:06:11 UTC 2016
On Thu, 2016-01-21 at 12:22 -0500, EthnicFood IsGreat wrote:
> I thought scrapyards and junkyards were two different entities. This
> is how I think of them.
> Scrapyards are places whose primary purpose is to buy items that are
> no longer wanted (typically metal objects) and then sell them for the
> value of their raw materials. Junkyards are places whose primary
> purpose is to sell intact vehicle parts from wrecks to people who are
> repairing a vehicle. Definitely not the same thing.
As a native speaker I see the two as the same thing, scrapyard being
British English, junkyard American English.
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