Date: Tue, 3 Oct 1995 00:29:11 -0700
From: Rima & Kim McKinzey rkm[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SLIP.NET
Subject: Re: ice box
I think this might just be a question of age - or the age of one's parents.
When there were only ice boxes - that's what they were called. If your
parents/grandparents continued to call the appliance that kept food cold
and ice box even when it was a refrigerator - I'd suspect you'd keep
calling it what you heard as a child when you learned the names of things.
Does this also apply to the string bean/green bean?
On the other hand, in my very first independent apt., the refrigerator was
a Philco. Upon cleaning it after moving in, I discovered that the metal
letters were only stuck in the door with little metal dowels. I rearanged
them, and thereafter had a Ploich.