[Tagging] paid ferry - fee or toll tag
61sundowner at gmail.com
Sat Jun 22 08:57:59 UTC 2019
On 22/06/19 18:38, bkil wrote:
> 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.
Unite them all under one tag? charge=yes/no/* ... (one ring to rule them all ... etc)
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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