Talk:Straits of Mackinac

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StraitS?[edit]

I expected to find "Strait of Mackinac", singular. I see that one might consider the eastward path to the south of Bois Blanc Island to be a strait and the northward path to the west of Mackinac Island to be straits as well. But the article identifies "Straits of Mackinac" a waterway (singular), the one spanned by the bridge, separating Lakes Michigan and Huron. The passages around the islands are already squarely in Lake Huron, as are the islands around which they lead. Am I being too technical/literal? Or is there a missing clarification or detail that would be worth elaborating on in the article? Largoplazo (talk) 20:37, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

Agreed![edit]

It needs to be corrected. We went through this discussion for two years on the Strait of Gibraltar page and it took proving that the three countries that bordered the strait (Spain, Morocco, and Gibraltar) refer to it in the singular to get it fixed. On that note, most of the so-called "straits" in the world are, in fact, a singular strait. There are some (Danish Straits and Turkish Straits, for example) that qualify to be plural as there are two distinct straits with a larger body of water separating them. The misuse of Straits is so prevalent in the body of pages on Wikipedia that it will take a bot to correct all the errors in the many pages where it arises. CarlitosCorazon 10:52, 9 December 2016 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by CharleyHart (talkcontribs)