Thank you, Matthew.  As I said, "slavishly follow rules," no, not necessarily.  
"Understand the issues," yes, through good dialog.  I like what I see here, it 
allows good consensus to emerge, tedious and perhaps even a bit annoying as it 
may be. :-)

SteveA

On Feb 19, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Matthew Darwin <matt...@mdarwin.ca> wrote:
> I respectively I contend that it is not all abbreviations in OSM needs to be 
> expanded, not withstanding of the general direction to expand abbreviations 
> in OSM.  It is illogical to change the well used name of a location.
> 
> There is even a wiki page which has been around since 2010 that lists some 
> exceptions to what should be expanded in the UK: 
> https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Invalid_Abbreviation_Expansion

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