Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 13:19:13 +0000 From: Jenny Becker Subject: Re: Lexical choice? >Friends: > >Please respond to this post I received from a former student of mine. > >Thanks, > >Bob Wachal > >Sort of an ADS-L Question for you: Fill in the blank in the following: > > Today I have to do the ______________________ > >(meaning a pile of dirty clothes that should become clean with water & soap in >a machine) Today I have to do the laundry. Perhaps if I didn't have to take it to the laundromat, I'd just say "do laundry." Jenny Becker beckerj[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]