[Tagging] Mapping generic sheds

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Sat May 5 09:58:44 UTC 2018


@Steve Interesting fact that even within Oxford resources the definitions
differ. 4
I also did a picture search for "barn" on google, and noticed that "barn"
for the type of building is shared widely, but the usage has endless
variation (stuff, cattle, crop, retail, storage, restaurants, culture), and
that does not stop at the UK border.


2018-05-04 15:09 GMT+02:00 Steve Doerr <doerr.stephen at gmail.com>:

> 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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