[OSM-talk] shortened names

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 12:49:02 BST 2011


On 27 July 2011 21:21, Paul Jaggard <paul at jaggard.net> wrote:
>> From: John Smith <deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com>
>> The period after St. is the correct way in English to abbreviate
>> Saint, where as the abbreviation of street doesn't have a period.
>
> Exactly the opposite according to my (Collins) dictionary:
>
> st abbrev. for short ton.
> St abbrev. for Saint.
> st. abbrev. for stanza, statute, (cricket) stumped by
> St. abbrev. for statute, Strait, Street
> Sta abbrev. for Saint (female).

Isn't the first reference I was pointed to when this came up some time ago
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/St.



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