End of ADS-L Digest - 30 Sep 1995 to 1 Oct 1995 *********************************************** There are 37 messages totalling 831 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. stove/range 2. phonetics of dialects (6) 3. Dropping letters from alphabets (2) 4. icebox (6) 5. icebox and upstate (4) 6. Fwd: Re(2): icebox 7. Dropping letters fro 8. downtown/inner city (7) 9. inner city 10. icebox and upstate (fwd) 11. Terminology of unexcused absences (2) 12. from Lynne re candy 13. 'chili' or 'chile' 14. Laying Out: Hookey or Tanning? 15. phonetic spelling in high places (2) ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 2 Oct 1995 08:29:22 -0400 From: Wayne Glowka Subject: Re: stove/range >Is the stove/range distinction purely regional, or is there a difference >in meaning? Also, do those of you living on the East Coast use the term >"swamp cooler" for an air conditioner-like device that cools using >water? (It's very popular out here in Colorado.) I use the term "stove" >exclusively (I come from Philadelphia), but "range" seems to be a much more >popular term out here. > >Ellen S. Polsky (Ellen.Polsky[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]Colorado.EDU) We called it a "stove" in San Antonio. We also called the heating elements "burners." I found that "eyes" sounded peculiar to my ears in the Philadelphia area. I remember those fake air conditioners. I can still smell the air from the two I was around as a child. I want to say that we called them "coolers" or maybe "water coolers" (as opposed to "water fountains" or "drinking fountains" where you drank), I won't bet money on this portion of my groggy Monday-morning memory. Wayne Glowka Professor of English Director of Research and Graduate Student Services Georgia College Milledgeville, GA 31061 912-453-4222 wglowka[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]mail.gac.peachnet.edu