[Tagging] paid ferry - fee or toll tag
bkil.hu+Aq at gmail.com
Sat Jun 22 08:38:10 UTC 2019
If we step back a bit from our dictionaries, fee=* as a concept is
isomorphic to toll=* (and fare) in this context. As all of them could
be understood by native speakers and fee=* covers a more general
category, it is clearly the better choice. If we consider our data
users, non-native speakers and learning curve, the less terms we use
in our vocabulary, the better.
On Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 11:20 AM Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Jun 2019 at 01:33, Warin <61sundowner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The Oxford Dictionary says
>> Toll : A charge payable to use a bridge or road.
> Yep. Also, in the UK, carries legal implications. Legislation is required to require tolls on a
> public highway.
>> Fee : A payment made to a professional person or to a professional or public body in exchange for advice or services.
> That's how I'd use it. Of course, ferries provide a ferry service, so fee could be used. But I'd go
> with something else: fare. We don't talk of rail tolls or rail fees, we talk of rail fares. We don't talk
> of air tolls or air fees, we talk of air fares. From OED online: "The money paid for a journey on
> public transport."
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