Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 12:39:34 -0500
From: "Kathleen M. O'Neill" koneil1[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UIC.EDU
Subject: Re: Lexical choice?
I "do laundry."
My mother, incidentally, used to "do the wash."
--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]ra.msstate.edu)
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."
That reminds me of the phrase my mother used to use for grocery shopping:
No one I know now uses this phrase.
Anyone heard it?
(My mother was born and raised in Baltimore, 1946. I've lived in
and around Chicago my whole life.)
Kathleen M. O'Neill
Language Laboratory Technician I
University of Illinois at Chicago