Talk:Strait of Dover

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Naming[edit]

Shouldn't this be the Dover Strait and not Strait of Dover Frelke 11:24, 18 September 2005 (UTC)

Possibly - which is most common? Refs from within WP tend toward "Strait of Dover" it seems, the redir is little-used. Stan 13:09, 18 September 2005 (UTC)
UK Coastguard calls it Dover Strait. I have just added an External Links section with an appropriate link. As an ex-mariner, I don't find Strait(s) of .. as natural as Dover Strait(s). My gut instinct is that mariners use the latter and landlubbers the former. Google seems to confirm that.
I would always side with the mariners <g> Frelke 15:45, 18 September 2005 (UTC)
Good enough for me. Stan 21:38, 18 September 2005 (UTC)l
Well, I was born in Dover (grew up in Deal) and we always used both Dover Straits and Straits of Dover, if that helps. Wavy (talk) 12:58, 30 December 2011 (UTC)
Good, so why is the article named call the waters "Strait of Dover", not "Straits of Dover"? Does anyone mind if I change it? Howard Alexander (talk) 11:49, 10 April 2012 (UTC)