[OSM-talk] shortened names

Robin Paulson robin.paulson at gmail.com
Thu Jul 28 01:28:08 BST 2011

On 28 July 2011 12:06, Joseph Reeves <iknowjoseph at gmail.com> wrote:
> name: Magdalen Road
> pronounced: More-da-lin Road
> ?
> That's ridiculous if you ask me. If you're making sat nav software for a
> market (the UK, France, America, etc.) you should be able to work out these
> things yourself.


in that instance, there are a lot of people in england who would
pronounce that 'wrongly'.

although as i said earlier, this is all socially constructed - there's
no correct answer, and i'm not sure we should encourage that there is.


http://bumblepuppy.org/blog/?p=237 - government bill to remove basic
human rights in NZ

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