On Fri, Apr 06, 2018 at 08:11:27PM +0200, Selfish Seahorse wrote:
> On 30 March 2018 at 17:29, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdre...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > according to a dictionary, in BE platform also means “the floor area at the
> > entrance to a bus.” (not necessarily the same as the waiting area) while
> > the same dictionary requires for rail based transportation that the
> > platform be “raised”
> If I'm not mistaken, the dictionary is referring the platform *on* the
> bus [^1], not to the bus stop.
As a native English speaker, I am sure that is the case. I have been
bemused by the use of "platform" to describe a typical bus stop.
Very definitely not BE in normal usage. I have wondered why other
British English speakers have not commented. Maybe like me, they didn't
feel strongly enough to intervene.
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