[talk-au] Road name abbreviation exception?

cleary osm at 97k.com
Fri Jun 29 00:28:39 UTC 2018

In New South Wales, the Geographic Names Board register shows the Sydney
suburb Mount Druitt (no abbreviation) while the adjacent suburb is St
Marys (always St and never Saint). The same applies to places named St
Peters and St Leonards. Using the word "Saint" would not accord with the
places' official names.
I understand there is a tendency to remove sectarian references so
that "St" can be pronounced as the speaker wishes and is not
necessarily "Saint".

On Fri, Jun 29, 2018, at 5:21 AM, Nathan Ginther (Insight Global Inc) wrote:> Hello all, our team has come into an interesting situation regarding
> road name abbreviations, we know that as a policy we spell out any and
> all abbreviations on the OSM map, however it looks like we may have
> run into an exception in the use of “Saint vs St”
> (https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Invalid_Abbreviation_Expansion).
> It looks like the use of “St” instead of spelling out “Saint” is
> accepted within the mapping community, and might be the proper English
> spelling, but we want to get the response from the community as what
> is the accepted/preferred use when naming roads specifically, should
> we be spelling out Saint, or using St?> _________________________________________________
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