Date: Wed, 4 Oct 1995 07:18:36 PDT From: Joseph Jones Subject: Re: Lexical choice? Today I have to do the ______________________ First thought was laundry, no problem with "the". (Probably reflecting N.C. childhood 1950's) Then I thought wash, and heard it in my wife's voice, no problem with "the". (B.C. Canada) -- Joseph Jones jjones[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] University of British Columbia Library