[OSM-talk] shortened names

Richard Fairhurst richard at systemed.net
Wed Jul 27 13:00:33 BST 2011


John Smith wrote:
> The period after St. is the correct way in English to abbreviate
> Saint, where as the abbreviation of street doesn't have a period.

Not in British English, it isn't.

"_Saint._ St or S. is better than St. for the abbreviation (see PERIOD IN
ABBR.); Pl. Sts or SS."

That's from Fowler's Modern English Usage, which is as close as there is to
an authority in British English style.

Richard



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