End of ADS-L Digest - 14 Oct 1995 to 15 Oct 1995 ************************************************ There are 4 messages totalling 185 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. cook stove, a/c 2. Subjunctive 3. : sci.lang.compar.africa 4. might could ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Mon, 16 Oct 1995 08:42:59 -0400 From: James C Stalker Subject: Re: cook stove, a/c Room/window air conditioners in the southeast US are in fact heaters as well as coolers. Even Florida gets cold enough sometimes to need a little artificial heat. Wall thermostats also control both heating and cooling. From an extra-cultural perspective, conditioning the air can mean heating it as well as cooling it, so the Japanese interpretation is "logical," but does not match common American usage.