Date: Mon, 2 Oct 1995 08:14:02 -0700
From: Allen Maberry maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]U.WASHINGTON.EDU
Subject: Re: icebox
b. 1951, Portland OR,
Whole appliance = stove
oven = oven (Dinner's in the oven. Dinner's on the stove)
electric elements = burners
Stove/kitchen stove = stove for cooking, any other stove had to be specified
e.g., parlour stove, wood stove, etc.
icebox sometimes used by grandparents (b.1893 and 1900) for
I have heard the term "range" but I associated it with a counter top unit
without an oven, and rarely use the term in any other sense.
maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]u.washington.edu
On Sun, 1 Oct 1995, Natalie Maynor wrote:
b. 1943, Jackson, Mississippi:
The whole appliance = stove.
The oven = stove or oven.
The hot, round things on the top = burners.
The general space on top = top of the stove.
The other appliance = refrigerator. I guess I must have heard somebody
say "ice box" at some point during my childhood, although I don't associate
that with anybody I remember. I know my parents said "refrigerator." I
think my grandparents also (or at least the two of them still living when
I was born), although I may be wrong about that.
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)