[Tagging] Mapping generic sheds

Selfish Seahorse selfishseahorse at gmail.com
Fri May 4 14:45:36 UTC 2018

Interestingly,  on <https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/barn>, the
definition is different:

1 A large farm building used for storing grain, hay, or straw or for
housing livestock.

1.1 North American A large shed used for storing road or railway vehicles.

1.2 A large and uninviting building.

No 'US' or 'North American' for definition 1. This agrees with Phil's
observation. So no problem with building=barn.



On 4 May 2018 at 15:09, Steve Doerr <doerr.stephen at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 04/05/2018 10:18, pelderson wrote:
> Van: Volker Schmidt <voschix at gmail.com> <voschix at gmail.com>
> > The problem is that (British) English does not have a word for a generic
> animal-stable. "stable" is for horses. "cow shed" is for bovines, "pigsty"
> for pigs.
> > In the US a "barn" may include animal sheltering, but not in UK-English.
> > The Oxford does not make that distiction. Generally, barn and shed are
> about what the building looks like. That would be consistent with
> building=*. The usage or function of the building is a much more fleeting
> > attribute, which should imho be tagged separately.
> Actually, the Oxford English Dictionary has these definitions for 'barn' (
> http://www.oed.com/viewdictionaryentry/Entry/15619):
>  a. A covered building for the storage of grain; and, in wider usage, of
> hay, straw, flax, and other produce of the earth.
>  b. Applied to: A barn-like building for worship.
>  c. A stable or cattle-house. U.S.
> Note that the animal usage is marked 'U.S.'.
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