Date: Thu, 5 Oct 1995 12:39:34 -0500 From: "Kathleen M. O'Neill" Subject: Re: Lexical choice? I "do laundry." My mother, incidentally, used to "do the wash." > --Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] >P.S. Am I the only one here who says "wash clothes" instead of "to the >laundry/wash/whatever"?? I have never thought of this as an idiolectal >habit. I thought it was "normal." > That reminds me of the phrase my mother used to use for grocery shopping: "food-shopping." No one I know now uses this phrase. Anyone heard it? (My mother was born and raised in Baltimore, 1946. I've lived in and around Chicago my whole life.) Kathleen M. O'Neill Language Laboratory Technician I University of Illinois at Chicago