[OSM-talk] shortened names

John Smith deltafoxtrot256 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 12:51:14 BST 2011


On 27 July 2011 21:48, David Earl <david at frankieandshadow.com> wrote:
> "Commonly abbreviated S. or St. ... Abbreviations: S. and St., pl. SS. and
> Sts. Since the 18th c. ‘St.’ is the form usually employed; but since about
> 1830 ‘S.’ has been favoured by ecclesiologists. In place-names, and in
> family names derived from these, only ‘St.’ is used [clearly not true!]."

The other practice is dropping punctuation marks from signs...



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