[Tagging] shop=fashion

Jean-Marc Liotier jm at liotier.org
Wed Aug 30 07:54:06 UTC 2017

(late message because antispam rejected before)

On 2017-08-29 19:27, Severin Menard wrote:
> In French-speaking African countries, this generic word is massively
> used for the most generic shop by far: a small convenience store,
> selling food and non food items all over the walls, up to the
> ceiling, where you ask at a desk what you want. This makes it a kind
> of kiosk, even if many are not separate shops but taking one part of
> the basement of a building. And they are not chic at all. And they
> are very, very numerous: in a large city you find one every 50 or 100
> meters. For sure there are more African boutiques in the world than
> the boutiques of hand-made fashion clothes. Of course, new African
> contributors in these countries logically use shop=boutique for their
> own cultural reality so some streets in Africa are full of
> false-cognates.  

Here is what Séverin is talking about: http://overpass-turbo.eu/s/rkV
I guarantee that every single one of these shop=boutique in the Dakar
Peninsula are these shop=(convenience|kiosk) that most French-speaking
West-Africans name "boutique". We regularly correct them but they
sprout even faster - so much that it may indeed be argued that we
should go with the flow.

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