[Tagging] A place where letters & parcels are sent to be sorted so they can be delivered?

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 20:01:11 UTC 2017



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> On 23 Feb 2017, at 18:43, althio <althio.forum at gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> Martin Koppenhoefer
>> "sorting office" sounds like an antique term, and although it appears this
>> is what is used in the UK I couldn't find it in a (1) dictionary. "sorting
>> office" is likely not applying to huge distribution facilities
> 
> It apparently does:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorting_office
> http://dictionary.cambridge.org/dictionary/english/sorting-office
> http://www.macmillandictionary.com/us/dictionary/american/sorting-office


ok, the term might still be in use, but if you're not used to the term it's evoking pictures like this: http://lowres-picturecabinet.com.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/29/main/11/440889.jpg

according to wikipedia mail_centre is the word:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Mail#Operations
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mail_centre

according to google, sorting office is most important in dictionaries and mail centre is most important in the real world ;-)

cheers,
Martin 


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