Date: Sun, 1 Oct 1995 09:42:10 -0600

From: Katherine Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]BGA.COM

Subject: icebox

At 8:54 AM 10/1/95 -0400, John J Staczek wrote:

I've a further question, what do we see as the distribution of

'ice box'? I grew up with that in Toledo and notice that I use it more

often than the other usual suspects of 'fridge, refrigerator, reefer,


Wouldn't the distribution be by age rather than geography? My mother (b.

1930, Minnesota) used "icebox" somewhat more often than "refrigerator" or

"fridge," and I (b. 1958, Utah) mimicked her usage when I was a child. Now

I almost ever hear "icebox," and I never use it.

Kate Catmull kate[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]