Talk:construction site

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construction site

SoP.​—msh210 (talk) 20:46, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

To be honest, I created this deliberately to see if it would be deleted or not. Let the debate begin. ---> Tooironic 22:00, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
A debate with no agreed-upon principles. Oh boy. Only Macmillan has it among OneLook dictionaries. Free Dictionary has it as a translation target. Clearly NISoP for decoding. DCDuring TALK 22:22, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
This would be useful for translators. In the languages that I know "construction site" isn't always simply a straightforward translation of "construction" + "site", e.g. Swedish byggplats (construction place), German Baustelle (construction site), Italian cantiere (derived from Latin word meaning castrated horse!), Finnish rakennustyömaa (construction work ground). --Hekaheka 05:26, 15 December 2010 (UTC)
Once again, we don't include entries for that reason. If we include construction site because it translates as rakennustyömaa, we include all sorts of noun phrases that translate into German words, and arbitrary phrases that translate into agglutinative languages' phrases. Even neglecting agglutinative languages and German compound nouns, we don't want to include there exists in one's possession just because it translates into יש, etc., etc.​—msh210 (talk) 05:47, 15 December 2010 (UTC)
Of the thinkable ways of composing a term meaning "construction site" (building site, erection site, construction place, building place, erection place..) this appears to be by far the most popular. A set phrase? --Hekaheka 07:06, 15 December 2010 (UTC)
At COCA it appears to meet coordination and modifier tests that would suggest it is indeed a set phrase. (See WT:English set phrases.) Keep DCDuring TALK 11:00, 15 December 2010 (UTC)
Delete per WT:CFI. Mglovesfun (talk) 11:49, 15 December 2010 (UTC)
Even if that were a valid reason to keep, note the 600,000 (first-page estimate) Web hits for "a construction or demolition