[talk-au] Road name abbreviation exception?

Philip Mallis philip at philipmallis.com
Fri Jun 29 03:17:22 UTC 2018


It depends on the context. St Kilda in Melbourne is another example where that is used instead of 'Saint'.

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> On 29 Jun 2018, at 10:28, cleary <osm at 97k.com> wrote:
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> 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. 
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> 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".
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>> 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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