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Re: (Friday) Finbarr Saunders vs BS8723 Waterways

From: Sean Bechhofer <sean.bechhofer@manchester.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2008 15:49:44 +0100
Message-Id: <00DAB909-1FB5-4289-9282-1A81461B1428@manchester.ac.uk>
Cc: Simon Spero <ses@unc.edu>, Stephen Bounds <km@bounds.net.au>, Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>, SKOS <public-esw-thes@w3.org>
To: Stella Dextre Clarke <stella@lukehouse.org>



> On 1 Aug 2008, at 15:27, Stella Dextre Clarke wrote:
>>
>> I guess that means you really enjoyed a good read. Also, that  
>> there's a lot of terms in the English language that I don't fully  
>> understand or just don't see. In any case, I can't claim any  
>> credit for the Waterways thesaurus.
>> Enjoy the weekend
>> Stella
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>>
>> Simon Spero wrote:
>>> I grew up around boats so a lot of the terms just seem perfectly  
>>> normal, but in the wrong environment (an office full of  
>>> postgrads), a lot of Waterways example releases people's inner  
>>> Beavis.
>>> http://schemas.bs8723.org/ExampleWaterways/ClassifiedDisplay.txt
>>>


I particularly enjoyed "equine powered propulsion system component".  
Do you think they'd call a spade a "Metal-bladed, hand operated  
digging implement"? [1] ;-)
	Sean

[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/To_call_a_spade_a_spade

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University of Manchester
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