AlanOfTheBerg wrote:"St" at the beginning of a segment name is pronounced "saint"
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:It may not be a problem generally but 1) we want 100% positional independence, and 2) I bet there is one street named street somewhere.
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Ehhh... do we really though, in this case? Maybe, but it's going to be a mess. And if there's a street named Street, "Street" wouldn't be abbreviated anyway.
Perhaps not. I was going by our guidelines which have been "abbreviations do not vary based on where they are." We can start making a list of exceptions to this rule, or can stick to it.
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.
GizmoGuy411 wrote:I agree that we should reserve the period only for cases of ambiguity.
We do have "MT" in caps that is intended to say "Montana".
So while I think that is sufficient to differentiate it from "Mt", we can still add "Mt." to say "Mount", but only list "Mt" in our recommended abbreviation list.
Similarly, Alan also questioned my submission of "BUSN" for "Business" along with his prior submission of "BUS". I replied that we could indicate in the recommended list, that "BUS" should be used if signage says "BUS" or "BUSINESS", and only use "BUSN" when signage dictates.
CBenson wrote:But the MUTCD doesn't approve of BUS does it?
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