Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 10:59:10 -0500 From: EJOHNSON[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]MSUVX2.MEMPHIS.EDU Subject: Re: Lexical choice? True, that's one of the drawbacks of them learning how to dress and undress themselves. Mine does it several times a day. But it takes a lot of those little clothes to fill up the basket. I always say do the laundry. b. 1959 Atlanta, GA Ellen Johnson ejohnson[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >From: IN%"ADS-L[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]" "American Dialect Society" 4-OCT-1995 09:26:13.17 >Subj: RE: Lexical choice? > >What do you mean "today"? Isn't it "everday"? We have a four-year-old and a >five-and-a-half-year-old in the house! > >Today I have to do the laundry. (That's the one I usually use.) > >However, I can also say: > >Today I have to do the wash. (I think that's what my mom would have said. >She was born 1908 in s.w. Wisconsin.) > >Regards, >David K. Barnhart >Barnhart[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]