[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - Line clamps
pla16021 at gmail.com
Sun Aug 5 19:48:40 UTC 2018
On Sat, Aug 4, 2018 at 3:20 PM, François Lacombe <fl.infosreseaux at gmail.com>
> 2018-08-03 15:34 GMT+02:00 Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com>:
>> It is Brtish *layman's* English. It would be a good idea to check with
>> somebody who works in the industry. But I suspect
>> he or she will tell you it's an insulator. In British layman's English,
>> attachment is better than clamp. I'll see if I can get
>> an answer out of somebody with a youtube channel who works with this
>> stuff (don't hold your breath).
> Sounds good, let's wait a bit and see if there are more comments regarding
> this point
I had a look at the page now you've revised it. Since your proposal covers
any kind of line attached to a pole,
even a washing line, then "insulator" isn't appropriate. And, given the
more general applicability, attachment is a lot
better than line clamp. However, I just thought to look at a thesaurus:
Of the alternatives, coupling might be better, but only marginally. Most
of them have specific meanings with regard to
electrical distribution and attachment is the only applicable one I can see
that doesn't also have an electrical meaning
(coupling often indicates that it transmits electrical or mechanical
power). So my vote is for attachment.
I also noticed you gave me credit on that wiki page. But it could be read
as indicating that I was responsible for the web
page you link to, rather than that I merely found the page. To be honest,
I don't think finding a web page merits
credit so I'd be perfectly happy if you removed that mention of me.
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