Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 09:00:52 -0500 From: "Dennis R. Preston" 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 Equal choices between wash and laundry. Gut-wrenching introspection cannot reveal whch of these is more typical of my vernacular; born 1940, E-A male, vast majority of significant childhood (English) language acquisition in Louisville KY area. > >(meaning a pile of dirty clothes that should become clean with water & soap in >a machine) Dennis R. Preston