"Street corners"--actually "corners"?

cheshire

Senior Member
Catholic (Cat-holic, not Catholic)
People check their cell phones on street corners.
Does "on street corners" mean "anywhere in the city" or actually on street "corners, where two roads cross together"?
 
  • Old Novice

    Senior Member
    USA, English
    It could suggest that they check their cell phones while waiting for the "walk" sign/green light. In this case, it refers specifically to corners.
     

    rsweet

    Senior Member
    English, North America
    I'm with Old Novice and Kevman here. When I hear street corner, I think of an actual corner.
     
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