Talk:Proposed features/seafood shop

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  • In the Proposal section, the alternative for "fish prepared as food" includes cuisine=fish. This should be cuisine=seafood according to current usage and the cuisine tag page (which currently IMO incorrectly says sea_food, but that correction has also been suggested). AM909 22:43, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
    • Thanks. Added it as an alternative possibility for the cuisine-key. --Grille Chompa 09:32, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

sea_food instead of seafood

Due to on the page the value is "sea_food" with underscore I would like to change the key also in this proposal into shop=sea_food - just to be consistent. - Fips Schneider 09:54, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

I'd suggest to go for the opposite: change cuisine=sea_food to cuisine=seafood (for consistency), as this is the right form. -- Dieterdreist 10:31, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
I also support the idea that we should use similar tags for similar things. So fish or fishmonger or even seafood (if cuisine really uses sea_food) should be avoided. AssetBurned 19:47, 7 May 2010 (UTC)

fishmonger as seafood does literally not include fresh water fish

IMHO fishmonger is the right term (I am not a native speaker but was taught this term in school). I don't see why non native speakers should understand "seafood" better than "fishmonger". Please also note that "fish" includes "seafood" according to common use in this context. -- Dieterdreist 10:31, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Each term leaves something out, e.g. "fish" does not include algae and shrimps and more that is covered by "seafood". @Non-native speakers: I think "seafood" is better understood, because both parts of the word are common english words that mean something even to the novice english learner. Whereas for "fishmonger"... what the *** is a "monger"? --Grille Chompa 15:27, 7 May 2010 (UTC)
To a chef or gastronome, the general term fish (e.g. “fish course”, “fish menu”, “fish counter”) does indeed include shrimps as well as crabs and (in Japan) whale. Fishmongers are places for chefs and gastronomes rather than biologists, of which only the pernicketiest (along with Jews and Muslims) are bovvered. Lorp 14:27, 7 January 2011 (UTC)