[Tagging] Feature Proposal - RFC - police=*

Jan S grimpeur78 at gmail.com
Sun Mar 10 23:30:38 UTC 2019



Am 10. März 2019 20:31:33 MEZ schrieb Paul Allen <pla16021 at gmail.com>:
>On Sun, 10 Mar 2019 at 18:45, Sergio Manzi <smz at smz.it> wrote:
>
>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...*).
>>
>
>The prison/jail distinction tends to be an American thing.  In the UK
>they
>mean the same
>thing and police stations (if they have detention facilities at all)
>have
>cells, not jails.  From what
>I've dug up so far, it seems only the US has this distinction.
>
>In researching this answer I also found that (according to Wiktionary)
>"gaol" used to be the preferred
>spelling in the UK and Australia until Monopoly came along and used the
>American spelling even
>in those two countries.

How about police=detention as a more generic term then?



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