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I was recently reading this article and it had an interesting insight that I think is relevant to us:
Why do American climbers call it “Rappelling”?
They chose the French
term for sliding down a rope whereas we chose the German. Nothing more
to it than that.
Now we have two tags rappelling and abseiling not to mention abseil (though this one should disappear soon). What do we do about this? What's SE's policy on this kind of thing?
asked Feb 9, 2015 at 16:53
I think it would be good to set them as synonyms. It might help prevent confusion, since it is not necessarily clear to everyone that both things mean the same.
answered Apr 18, 2015 at 11:10
Paul PaulsenPaul Paulsen
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