sketch wrote:AlanOfTheBerg wrote:I have also noted that "Mt" and "Mt." both say "mount" but "Mt." sounds ... strange. It takes longer to say "mount" and there's a longer space after the word. "Mt" should be the standard.
Periods should be generally avoided unless necessary for differentiation ("St."; "Dr.").
CBenson wrote:Its not uncommon around here for BGS near state boaders to include the state for a destination. Thus ramp names that copy the BGS crop up with state abbreviations around here.
sketch wrote:There's definitely an exit on I-59 in Mississippi (or maybe Georgia) that lists "Something, Ala." as one of its destinations served.
sketch wrote:Other considerations too, like do we really want LA to say "Louisiana"? Everyone here says "L A one", "L A forty-eight", and so forth.
I believe the idea was to get this done so we could use state abbreviations for state highways. Not that that's perfect. Some states would prefer SR or SH I'm sure — but the benefit of that is that we could get state-specific shields for every state. BUT of course it won't work for Nebraska.
sketch wrote:All I'm saying is that we should consider each state abbreviation individually. If it's best that MD say Maryland, so be it. If people say "N C x" for NC state highways, keep the letters for that state.
We also don't want to be using "MI" instead of "M" for Michigan state highways because they're unequivocally referred to as "M-x". But for other states, it would be useful, like Maryland.
Obviously we can't achieve full parity because of Nebraska/northeast, so we might as well be accommodating.
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