Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 10:44:17 -0500

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

Subject: Re: Lexical choice?

On Thu, 5 Oct 1995, Natalie Maynor wrote:

P.S. Am I the only one here who says "wash clothes" instead of "to the

laundry/wash/whatever"?? I have never thought of this as an idiolectal

habit. I thought it was "normal."

No, I say "wash clothes"--but I also say "do laundry" and "do the

laundry." I am a hopeless linguistic mongrel I'm afraid.