Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 00:17:02 -0800
From: Kim & Rima McKinzey rkm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SLIP.NET
Subject: Re: "white coffee"

I grew up in NY, ordering "regular coffee," meaning coffee with milk and

That's how I recall it. If you wanted something else, you'd specify no
sugar, or black, or light - meaning extra milk (or half & half).

Since he'd raised some lexical issues, I took the opportunity to ask him
about chaise lounges (which we prounounced to rhyme with Shays,
prounouncing the initial sound as in chocolate). While I use the term to
mean any patio furniture on which I can stretch out my legs, he uses
"lounge chair" for the folding kind and "chaise lounge" for the wrought
iron kind, or any non-folding lounge chair.

I remember hearing it as rhyming with says and starting with sh for the
first word, but the second was plain old lounge. A "lounge chair" was the
patio plastic kind, but a chaise lounge was a piece of indoor furniture,