Date: Fri, 29 Sep 1995 16:23:23 -0600 From: POLSKY ELLEN S Subject: stove/range Is the stove/range distinction purely regional, or is there a difference in meaning? Also, do those of you living on the East Coast use the term "swamp cooler" for an air conditioner-like device that cools using water? (It's very popular out here in Colorado.) I use the term "stove" exclusively (I come from Philadelphia), but "range" seems to be a much more popular term out here. Ellen S. Polsky (Ellen.Polsky[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]Colorado.EDU)