The tag for ordinary should be made a synonym for penny farthing or vice verse. Technically, ordinary is the correct bike geek term but most people know them as penny farthings.

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    bicycles.stackexchange.com/tags/penny-farthing/synonyms Has been added, needs some upvotes.
    – Criggie Mod
    Apr 8, 2020 at 22:03
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    I'm wondering if this has the potential to cause confusion. Will the non-bike geeks who arrive on the site misuse the ordinary tag?
    – jimchristie Mod
    Apr 9, 2020 at 16:58
  • @jimchristie it's not likely to be very common, as it's not an obvious tag. We can always retag if it happens
    – Chris H
    Apr 15, 2020 at 9:06

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Try tagging something with a synonom ("ordinary" in this case) and the SE backend will put in the root synonom tag. Note its not a bidirectional link.

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