[OSM-talk] automated abbreviation changes?!

Steve Doerr doerr.stephen at gmail.com
Fri Mar 23 14:01:09 GMT 2012

On 23/03/2012 13:14, Lynn W. Deffenbaugh (Mr) wrote:

> USPS: 521 Waterman Ln SE
> Full: 521 Waterman Lane SouthEast
> But I've never, ever written it in the full form and even the 
> city-supplied street sign shows "Waterman Ln".

I just looked up a couple of US cities in a (US) encyclopaedia I have, 
and all references to specific highways had the 'generic' part of the 
name spelled out in full, e.g. 'Pennsylvania Avenue', '42nd Street'. 
Interesting that it was '42nd' and not 'Forty-second' though.

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