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definitions debate

Discussion in 'Sewage' started by jim baird, Nov 16, 2010.

  1. jim baird

    jim baird Silver Member

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    A local resident put this question, about which I had an opinion, but not based on anything but my immediate thought.

    Is there a difference between sewerage and sewage?
     
  2. Jobsaver

    Jobsaver Sawhorse

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    Sewerage has the same meaning as sewage, but can also mean the sewer system.

    There is no difference in the smell.
     
  3. peach

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    you say Po-Tate-O, I say Pot-aw-to...
     
  4. robertsamual

    robertsamual Member

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    I found a proper definition somewhere:

    sewage :

    sewerage :

    I think the above definition are just perfect for both the words.
     
  5. jim baird

    jim baird Silver Member

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    Exactly my commonsense reaction. One is product, other is process.

    Another word I have trouble with is "electrical" when "electric" does just fine as an adjective. If we save a couple of letters, it should save space, ink, paper, trees, thought, energy, and maybe lots more. Electric is greener than electrical.

    Numero tres. "Lenience" vs "leniency".
     
  6. Pcinspector1

    Pcinspector1 Platinum Member

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    Jobsaver, I'm speechless or typeless, my side hurts I gotta go!

    pc1
     
  7. ADAguy

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    or "gone"?
     
  8. HForester

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    Wikipedia:

    "The term sewage is nowadays regarded as an older term and is being more and more replaced by "wastewater".[2] In general American English usage, the terms "sewage" and "sewerage" mean the same thing.[3][4][5] In common British usage, and in American technical and professional English usage, "sewerage" refers to the infrastructure that conveys sewage.[6]
     
  9. georgia plans exam

    georgia plans exam Silver Member

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    Ok but, the larger question is, does it go downhill?
     
  10. ADAguy

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    and if it doesn't? (smiling)
     

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