Date: Mon, 2 Oct 1995 08:14:02 -0700 From: Allen Maberry Subject: Re: icebox b. 1951, Portland OR, Whole appliance = stove oven = oven (Dinner's in the oven. Dinner's on the stove) electric elements = burners Stove/kitchen stove = stove for cooking, any other stove had to be specified e.g., parlour stove, wood stove, etc. icebox sometimes used by grandparents (b.1893 and 1900) for refrigerator/fridge/'frigerator I have heard the term "range" but I associated it with a counter top unit without an oven, and rarely use the term in any other sense. Allen maberry[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] On Sun, 1 Oct 1995, Natalie Maynor wrote: > b. 1943, Jackson, Mississippi: > > The whole appliance = stove. > The oven = stove or oven. > The hot, round things on the top = burners. > The general space on top = top of the stove. > > The other appliance = refrigerator. I guess I must have heard somebody > say "ice box" at some point during my childhood, although I don't associate > that with anybody I remember. I know my parents said "refrigerator." I > think my grandparents also (or at least the two of them still living when > I was born), although I may be wrong about that. > --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >