Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 10:59:10 -0500
From: EJOHNSON[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSUVX2.MEMPHIS.EDU
Subject: Re: Lexical choice?
True, that's one of the drawbacks of them learning how to dress and undress
themselves. Mine does it several times a day. But it takes a lot of those
little clothes to fill up the basket.
I always say do the laundry.
b. 1959 Atlanta, GA
Ellen Johnson ejohnson[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]cc.memphis.edu
From: IN%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]uga.cc.uga.edu" "American Dialect Society" 4-OCT-1995 09:26:13.17
Subj: RE: Lexical choice?
What do you mean "today"? Isn't it "everday"? We have a four-year-old and a
five-and-a-half-year-old in the house!
Today I have to do the laundry. (That's the one I usually use.)
However, I can also say:
Today I have to do the wash. (I think that's what my mom would have said.
She was born 1908 in s.w. Wisconsin.)
David K. Barnhart
Barnhart[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]Highlands.com