[Tagging] paid ferry - fee or toll tag

Warin 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.

+1.

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."
>>
>> --
>> Paul
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