[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - police=*

Sergio Manzi smz at smz.it
Sun Mar 10 18:44:38 UTC 2019

Hi Andy and Jan,

no problem maintaing the currently defined terminology "prison" and "operator", for me: as I said it was a bit of hair splitting and as I hit the send button I also asked myself if maybe "jail" was an americanism (/I'm Italian, I spent some time in the US but very little time in the UK.../).

I think the car_repair vs. vehicle_maintenance (or is it vehicle*_s_*_maintenance??) issue to be a little bit more important, thus...



On 2019-03-10 19:07, Andy Townsend wrote:

> On 10/03/2019 16:02, Sergio Manzi wrote:
>> 2) More than "prison" I think "jail" would be more adequate: AFAIK police forces do not "own" prisons (long term incarceration) but only jails (short term incarceration). It is true that in some countries a dedicated police force is in charge of prisons operation, but the "ownership" of the prison is usually "the government".
> That difference might confuse  - that's an American rather than a UK difference, I think.  Where "jail" (or even "gaol") is used in the UK it's essentially a synonym for prison.  Ireland I think has a similar usage to the UK; not sure about other English-speaking jusidictions worldwide.
> Best Regards,
> Andy
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