[Tagging] why do we discourage leisure=skatepark/skate_park?

Steve Doerr doerr.stephen at gmail.com
Fri Aug 31 14:29:15 UTC 2018


On 31/08/2018 15:09, Dave Swarthout wrote:
> I prefer the underscored version. American English doesn't use 
> combined terms likeĀ baseballfield, or hockeyrink, to describe these 
> sorts of pitches (nor do we use the term pitch for that matter). 
> Instead, we use "baseball field" or "hockey rink" which is why I 
> prefer skate_park.


Recent Oxford dictionaries have skatepark. Like you, I would not expect 
the other phrases to be written as one word: I guess number of syllables 
is one factor.


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Steve


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