[Tagging] Drain vs ditch

Peter Elderson pelderson at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 17:15:23 UTC 2019

We Dutch are born tall and shrink after puberty, so we'll have to resort to
age and maturity. In contrast, our drains and ditches (sloten en slootjes)
are rejuvenated yearly, come in all sizes,  and make no difference between
draining and irrigating. Also, they can be free flow but not necessarily,
and if there is a flow it can be either way.

Bonne chance, mappers!

Fr gr Peter Elderson

Op di 15 jan. 2019 om 17:11 schreef Tod Fitch <tod at fitchdesign.com>:

> On Jan 15, 2019, at 7:28 AM, Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Jan 2019 at 15:22, Peter Elderson <pelderson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> At what size is it that a ditch turns into a drain?
> The same size that a boy turns into a man.  Or when  you line the boy with
> concrete.
> I assume “line the boy with concrete” to mean “line the ditch with
> concrete”.
> There are a bunch of irrigation ditches in places like Arizona that are
> concrete lined simply to assure the water makes it to the field rather than
> soaking into the very dry ground under the ditch.
> So my take would be size and “same size that a boy turns into a man” is
> probably a good way to describe the choice, i.e. judgement call by mapper.
> Cheers!
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