[Talk-GB] Life Ring - British English

Richard Symonds richard.symonds at wikimedia.org.uk
Mon Jun 16 09:42:40 UTC 2014


An office poll of four people here gives the answer "life belt", with a
fifth person saying "life ring".

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On 16 June 2014 10:38, Barnett, Phillip <PHILLIP.BARNETT at itn.co.uk> wrote:

>   And http://www.scarborough.gov.uk/Default.aspx?page=7573 for a modern
> usage example.
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>    Lifebelts | Scarborough Borough Council
>  A local authority is required to provide and maintain lifebelts next to
> rivers and waterways in the area.
>  Read more... <http://www.scarborough.gov.uk/Default.aspx?page=7573>
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> *From:* Barnett, Phillip
> *Sent:* 16 June 2014 10:37
> *To:* Richard Mann; Andreas Goss
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> *Subject:* RE: [Talk-GB] Life Ring - British English
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> Historically it's always been lifebelt in England. See eg
> http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/e-brown-survivors-photo.html
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>     <http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/e-brown-survivors-photo.html>
>   Crewman E. Brown and two other Titanic survivors
>  Survivors from the Titanic disaster arrive in Southampton. The centre
> figure in the photograph is Mr E. Brown who was unable to swim but kept
> afloat f...
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> <http://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/e-brown-survivors-photo.html>
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> *From:* Richard Mann <richard.mann.westoxford at gmail.com>
> *Sent:* 16 June 2014 10:30
> *To:* Andreas Goss
> *Cc:* talk-gb OSM List (E-mail)
> *Subject:* Re: [Talk-GB] Life Ring - British English
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>  en-gb is probably lifebuoy
>
>  I've never heard it called a life ring - that's too vague a name. Most
> people would probably refer to it by starting to describe it - one of those
> red ring things that you can use to help someone who is drowning.
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> On Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 10:05 AM, Andreas Goss <andig88 at t-online.de>
> wrote:
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>> I'm trying to clean up the emergency tags in the Wiki and found
>> emergency=life_ring as well as some less used other tag combinations with
>> amenity and buoy.
>>
>> Is life ring how it is commonly referred to in British English. Just
>> wanted to make sure it's not literal translation from German and isn't used
>> in the UK at all. Wikipedia lists a lot of different names. I guess
>> lifebuoy is more American? And is it written life ring or lifering? Both
>> correct?
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>> http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Tag:emergency%3Dlife_ring
>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lifebuoy
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