"Street corners"--actually "corners"?

cheshire

Senior Member
Japanese
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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