Date: Sun, 1 Oct 1995 12:22:19 CDT
From: "Donald M. Lance" ENGDL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIZZOU1.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: Re: icebox
I think that several years ago when wood-burning stoves were becoming
politically positive for yuppie domiciles "wood-burning ranges" were
being marketed. I think I saw one in a store or a home; it had a firebox
that gave off heat but also had a "rangetop" above the firebox. But
I also have funny dreams occasionally.
I think in my teens or twenties I opted for 'refrigerator' because it
bothered me that some people would use a brand name as a generic. That
would have been late teens, because we didn't have a refrigerator till I
was a senior in high school, when we also got our first deep freezer (1948).
We previously had ice boxes (the real thing).