July 17th, 2007

cerebus

The Naming of Addresses ...

So, we've been in the UK for just over three years ... and yet there's one thing which often trips me up - entering our address on forms (paper or online).
Our address is in the form "Flat X/Y, ZZ Street St".
Given that address, which part of it do you think they're expecting when they ask for "Street Address" ?
Street Number ?
Street Name ?
House Name ?
House Number ?
Flat Number ?
(and other variations)

I've seen all of those in various combinations on forms, and it still confuses me. And they never give examples or explanations. Normally things work out, but I did encounter one site (purelygadgets) where I simply could not enter my address in a way that it thought was valid, which also produced a valid postal address for me.
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