Date: Fri, 13 Oct 1995 16:50:33 CDT
From: "Donald M. Lance" ENGDL[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MIZZOU1.MISSOURI.EDU
Subject: Re: Cook stove
I understand that the City of Columbia, Missouri, has an ordinance that
says a house/townhouse/condo must have a "cook stove" when it is sold.
The word "stove" would hardly accomplish the purpose of that ordinance.
Some inspectors, I'm sure, might be convinced that a one-burner electric
hotplate fills that bill, public "servants" being what they often are.
Considering such matters as this city ordinance, I would want the census
report to specify "cook stove" and not let "stove" serve as an equivalent.
It's not just a matter of language apparently.