Date: Mon, 2 Oct 1995 08:29:22 -0400
From: Wayne Glowka wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MAIL.GAC.PEACHNET.EDU
Subject: Re: stove/range
Is the stove/range distinction purely regional, or is there a difference
in meaning? Also, do those of you living on the East Coast use the term
"swamp cooler" for an air conditioner-like device that cools using
water? (It's very popular out here in Colorado.) I use the term "stove"
exclusively (I come from Philadelphia), but "range" seems to be a much more
popular term out here.
Ellen S. Polsky (Ellen.Polsky[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]Colorado.EDU)
We called it a "stove" in San Antonio. We also called the heating elements
"burners." I found that "eyes" sounded peculiar to my ears in the
I remember those fake air conditioners. I can still smell the air from the
two I was around as a child. I want to say that we called them "coolers"
or maybe "water coolers" (as opposed to "water fountains" or "drinking
fountains" where you drank), I won't bet money on this portion of my groggy
Professor of English
Director of Research and Graduate Student Services
Milledgeville, GA 31061
wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu